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National Truck Driving Championships Qualifying Underway

National Truck Driving Championships Qualifying Underway

| June 22, 2017

American Trucking Associations has congratulated qualifiers for the 2017 National Truck Driving Championships, which take place August 9-12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Drivers compete for the title of National Champion in eight different classes, with one driver taking home the overall title of 2017 National Truck Driving Championships Bendix Grand Champion. […]

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Spot Truckload Rates Remain at Two-Year Highs

Spot Truckload Rates Remain at Two-Year Highs

| June 22, 2017

The number of loads posted on the DAT network of load boards dipped 1% and truck posts gained 8% as capacity returned to the spot market during the week ending June 17, said DAT Solutions, which operates the industry’s largest electronic marketplace for spot truckload freight. Load-to-truck ratios retreated week over week but remain high: – Van […]

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EFS Launches OTR Savings Network for Fleets

EFS Launches OTR Savings Network for Fleets

| June 22, 2017

EFS – a WEX Company, a leader in fleet payment solutions — has announced the launch of its fleet savings network, Fleet One EDGE, designed to give smaller fleets a competitive edge by providing access to discounts and savings not typically available to smaller fleets. The new Fleet One EDGE savings network offers over-the-road (OTR) […]

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May Trailer Production Up 12% Sequentially

May Trailer Production Up 12% Sequentially

| June 21, 2017

Total trailer production was up 12% sequentially in May, and was 2% better than last year. “The majority of the May increase resulted from two more days in the schedule, although an increase in daily build rates also contributed,” said Frank Maly, Director–CV Transportation Analysis and Research at ACT. He continued, “Gains in dry vans […]

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SambaSafety Partners with GIS on Criminal and Driver Monitoring Offerings

SambaSafety Partners with GIS on Criminal and Driver Monitoring Offerings

| June 21, 2017

SambaSafety, a leader in cloud-based risk management software solutions for organizations with commercial and non-commercial drivers, has announced a partnership with General Information Services (GIS) to expanded criminal and driver monitoring offerings. GIS will now be using a new driver records monitoring solution powered by SambaSafety. This newly added Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) solution paired […]

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Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.5% in May

Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 6.5% in May

| June 21, 2017

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, following a 1.5% decline during April. Compared with May 2016, the SA index increased 4.8%, which was the largest year-over-year gain since November. In April, the index contracted 0.8% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same five months […]

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