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Ryan Rogers officially took over the role of chief transformation officer for Covenant Transport in January. Photo courtesy of Covenant


Covenant Transport Taps Former Amazon Exec to Lead Transformation

A Chattanooga, Tenn., native, Ryan Rogers also serves as a mentor for local transportation and logistics incubator Dynamo.

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Omnitracs to Host Women in Trucking Virtual Roundtable

In conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, experts from across the transportation industry will come together for a virtual roundtable to address the most significant issues impacting women in the trucking industry.

Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs for the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, above, as the latest part of the Clean Air Action Plan is adopted. Photo via Dave Proffer/Wikimedia


Clean Energy, Harbor Trucking Association Partner for Cleaner-Burning Port Trucks

As part of this partnership, Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs to HTA members and aid help company fleets and individual owner-operators write grants for funding of clean vehicles.


Economic Watch: Manufacturing at 40-Month High, Existing Home Sales Slip Again

A preliminary report about the U.S. manufacturing sector for this month showed business conditions continue improving, hitting a 40-month high, while a separate one on existing home sales revealed a decline for the second straight month amid higher prices and a supply shortage.

The Truck Tonnage Index gained 2% in Jan. 2018. Source: ATA


Strong Economy Boosts Truck Tonnage Index 2% in January

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2% in January, reflecting strong economic conditions in a traditionally soft month.


Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates at or Near Record Highs

Measures of truckload line haul rates and intermodal rates showed continued increases in January, according to newly released figures from one freight payment processor.

January continued a three-month stretch of elevated trailer orders. Reefer orders were particularly strong.  Photo: Carrier Transicold


Trailer Orders Extend Hot Streak Into 2018

Trailer orders in January will likely breach 39,000 units once the final numbers are tallied, indicating a strong start to 2018.


Economic Watch: Manufacturing Lags, but Homes, E-Commerce, Consumer Sentiment Rise

Several recent economic indicators, with the exception of a measure of the total output from the nation’s factories, mines and utilities production, have all moved higher. That indicates economic activity in the first month to month and a half of 2017 is still very much alive, despite recent concerns about the future following stock market gyrations.


Three Former Employees Found Guilty in Pilot Flying J Fraud Trial

Three of the four former Pilot Flying J sales employees on trial for their roles in a fuel-rebate scam that defrauded trucking companies of millions of dollars have been found guilty.


Spot Load Posts, Capacity Hold Firm as Rates Continue Decline

Spot market truckload freight rates continued moving lower for the week ending Feb. 10, according to load board operator DAT Solutions, despite a slight increase in available freight and a drop in truck capacity.

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