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Rates Steady, Spot TL Freight Volumes UP

Rates Steady, Spot TL Freight Volumes UP

| April 27, 2017

The national average spot truckload rates for van, reefer, and flatbed freight held steady during the week ending April 22, while prices in many major freight markets continued a slow springtime climb according to DAT Solutions The number of available loads on DAT load boards jumped 10% compared to the previous week while capacity tightened 1.5%. Load-to-truck ratios […]

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March trailer production increases, shipments at seasonal expectations

March trailer production increases, shipments at seasonal expectations

| April 26, 2017

Facilitated by the additional build days, trailer production jumped 25% from February, the highest level since March of last year.   “Roughly 60% of the month-over-month gain came from the additional build days in the quarter-ending month, while the remaining 40% improvement came from a 94 upd sequential jump in the build rate,” said Frank […]

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New Flyer Expands Electric Bus Production

New Flyer Expands Electric Bus Production

| April 26, 2017

New Flyer Industries, the largest transit bus and motor coach manufacturer and parts distributor in North America, has signaled its expansion in electric mass transportation recently, showcasing the Xcelsior® XE40 electric bus it has delivered to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) at the U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) Earth Day Fair. “New Flyer […]

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XTRA Lease Taps SkyBitz™ Trailer Tracking for ITS Dry Vans and Reefers

XTRA Lease Taps SkyBitz™ Trailer Tracking for ITS Dry Vans and Reefers

| April 25, 2017

XTRA Lease, a leading provider of over-the-road trailer equipment rental and leasing, and Telular, the leader in IoT Telematics solutions, has announced that XTRA Lease is installing the SkyBitz GXT5000 solar-powered fleet management system on over 50,000 of its over-the-road dry vans and reefers, including approximately 9,000 new trailers purchased this year. The GXT5000 series […]

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Performance and Price Drive Commercial Fleets to Onboard and Cloud-based Analytics

Performance and Price Drive Commercial Fleets to Onboard and Cloud-based Analytics

| April 25, 2017

Fleet managers who need to monitor the status of their fleet as multiple vehicles move from one location to another are increasingly embracing a combination of onboard and cloud-based analytics. Case in point is VyncsFleet, powered by Agnik’s award-winning patented connected car technology. Fleet telematics products usually offer a collection of services involving location management, […]

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International Truck Launches New Lightweight Class 8 Regional Haul Tractor

International Truck Launches New Lightweight Class 8 Regional Haul Tractor

| April 25, 2017

International Truck has launched the International® RH™ Series, its new Class 8 regional haul tractor powered by the new International A26 12.4L engine, designed to deliver enhanced uptime, improved visibility, and strong fuel economy. Many of the new features of the RH Series were designed to improve uptime including reliability and serviceability enhancements. For example: […]

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