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September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Doctor Charged With Falsifying CDL Physicals

A Brooklyn, N.Y., federal court has charged a doctor with falsifying certifying physical examinations for commercial drivers.

Tags: CDL, Crime & Fraud, Medical Examiners, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Volume, Rates Drop

Freight volume followed a common seasonal pattern of declining in August on the spot freight market as linehaul rates also moved lower, pushing the latest DAT North American Freight Index down for the second straight month.

Tags: Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions, DAT North American Freight Index

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Latest Indicators May Keep Lid on Interest Rate Hike

Retail sales in the U.S. posted another gain in August, leaving some wondering if it will be enough to push the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates from near zero for the first time in several years.

Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Federal Reserve

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Landmark Agreement Addresses 'Right to Repair' for Commercial Vehicles

Independent shops have seen limits in what they can do when it comes to today's heavily computerized vehicles. Photo courtesy Wheeltime Network

The aftermarket repair industry and truck and engine makers have reached an agreement on the sharing of heavy-duty vehicle service information, which will give truck owners more options for diagnosing and repairing today's heavily computerized commercial vehicles.

Tags: Diagnostics, Engines, Right to Repair

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

PeopleNet Announces New Integrations

PeopleNet announced new Road Call integration features between its fleet management system and TMW’s TNT Fleet Maintenance software that automates the way drivers alert fleet managers and maintenance personnel of breakdowns.

Tags: Information Technology, fleet maintenance, Integration, PeopleNet, TMW Systems

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Looming Capacity Crunch Could Lead to Trucking Golden Age

John Larkin speaking at TMW TransForum. Photo by Jim Beach.

Finding enough drivers to keep trucks on the road has long been a problem for trucking companies, and that problem is only expected to get worse. But the resulting "mother of all capacity shortages" could be very positive for fleets.

Tags: John Larkin, TMW Systems, Capacity, Driver Shortage

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

New Technologies Will Create Challenges for Transportation

Technological changes can happen very quickly and if companies are not prepared to recognize and embrace these changes, they could end up going out of business as the new technologies make their products or services obsolete.

Tags: TMW Systems, Information Technology, Future Trucks, Industry Trends, Demographics

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Companies Announce Software Integrations With TMW

At the start of TMW’s TransForum User Conference and Exhibition, several companies announced integrations with TMW Systems software including ALK Technologies, Comdata, Orbcomm and XRS.

Tags: Comdata, ALK Technologies, TMW Systems, XRS, TMS, ORBCOMM, Integration

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Economy Improving, But Challenges Abound

John Larkin, Stifel Nicolaus, discusses the economic outlook at TMW Systems' user conference Sept. 14 in Orlando. Photo by Jim Beach

There are a number of positives for the U.S. economy and for trucking going forward, but a number of “headwinds” remain. That according to John Larkin, managing director of the investment firm Stifel, Nicolaus & Company.

Tags: TMW Systems, John Larkin, Economy, Industry Trends

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Managing Time Theme of TMW User Conference, New Products

David Wangler, president TMW Systems, welcomes attendees to the company's user conference Sept. 14. Photo by Jim Beach

Time. It's the most precious commodity for any company. And software can help manage it better so we can "Make the Most of Now. " That was the message at TMW Systems' annual user conference this week.

Tags: TMW Systems, Fleet Management Software, Information Technology

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Diesel Prices Resume Downward Trajectory

Source: EIA

After a week of increases, the price of a gallon of on-highway diesel fuel fell by 1.7 cents, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Energy Department.

Tags: Oil Prices, Diesel Prices, Gasoline Prices

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Improving; Intermodal Rebounds

Truckload linehaul rates paid by shippers increased again last month, while intermodal costs were mixed, according to two new reports from freight payment processor Cass Information Systems.

Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Calif. Refuse District Opens CNG Station

Photo courtesy of Midway City Sanitary District.

Midway City Sanitary District (MCSD) has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling facility in Westminster, Calif., the waste management agency announced.

Tags: California, Refuse Trucks, CNG Fueling Stations, CNG

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada Added to HDAW Committee

The organizers of Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week have added Heavy Duty Aftermarket Canada to the HDAW Joint Operating Committee.

Tags: Canada, Aftermarket, Events, HDAW

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Goodyear Seeks Highway Hero Nominations

Goodyear is accepting nominations for its 33rd Highway Hero Award through Nov. 29.

Tags: Awards, Goodyear Highway Hero, Goodyear Tire & Rubber

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

'Raising the Bar on Safety' at Arkansas Trucking Association

Trucking fleets in Arkansas have a new resource for improving their safety programs with the Arkansas Trucking Association's new director of safety services.

Tags: Arkansas, Associations, People, Arkansas Trucking Association

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index Posts Unusual Drop for August

North American freight shipment volume and expenditures dropped for the second month in a row during August as the summer slowdown hit.

Tags: Economy, Cass Freight Index

September 14, 2015 - Industry News

ATA Kicks Off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is the week of Sept. 13-19, honoring drivers for their hard work and commitment.

Tags: Drivers, ATA, National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, Events, Image

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

Penske Offers Online Alternative Fuel Station Finder

Image via Penske

Penske Truck Leasing has created a website for finding publicly accessible fueling stations for heavy-duty alternative fueled vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: Alternative Fuels, Penske Truck Leasing, CNG, LNG, Fueling Stations

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

Red Tape’s Huge Impact on Cost of Infrastructure Projects

Image: Common Good

Delays caused by securing approval for infrastructure projects cost the U.S. more than twice what it would cost to fix the infrastructure itself, according to a new report released by Common Good.

Tags: Infrastructure, Infrastructure Funding

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

FTR Index Reflects Stronger Freight Forecast

Image: FTR

GDP growth in the second quarter could drive improvements in freight and FTR is forecasting double digit positive Trucking Conditions Index readings by the end of the year.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index

September 11, 2015 - Industry News

Feds Offer $11M for Alternative-Fuel Trucks

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $11 million in available funding to support development and demonstration of alternative-fuel technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Grant Funding, Heavy-Duty Trucks, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

September 11, 2015 - Product News

AT&T, Telogis Announce Global Telematics Partnership

AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie announces a partnership with Telogis. Photo courtesy of Telogis.

AT&T and Telogis have expanded an existing collaboration to provide widespread secure data access for Telogis' suite of fleet software and co-develop new connected services for vehicles around the globe.

Tags: AT&T, Fleet Management Software, Telogis, Connected Car

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

Bill Would Up Truck Weight Limit to 91,000 Pounds

Image: Federal Highway Administration

A bill that would allow individual states to increase the federal vehicle weight limit to 91,000 pounds for tractor-trailers equipped with a sixth axle has been introduced by Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI).

Tags: Truck Size/Weight, U.S. House of Representatives

September 10, 2015 - Industry News

Fifth Wheel Model in Fatal Accident Recalled

January 2014 incident saw trailer dropping off the tractor's fifth wheel, striking two pickup trucks and killing their drivers. Fontaine says the unit was not defective, but will replace others like it.

Tags: Recalls, Fatal Accidents, Fifth Wheels, Fontaine Fifth Wheel, NHTSA

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