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Category: General Update

Freight’s Volume Strong, Pricing Even Stronger

Freight’s Volume Strong, Pricing Even Stronger

| August 16, 2018

From both a volume and a pricing perspective, the U.S. freight economy continues to be extraordinarily strong.  The Cass Freight Shipments and Expenditures Indexes are clearly signaling that the U.S. economy, at least for now, is ignoring all of the angst coming out of Washington D.C. about the trade wars. Despite Wall Street’s concerns about […]

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OOIDA Pushes for HOS Improvements

OOIDA Pushes for HOS Improvements

| August 16, 2018

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association supports government efforts to modernize hours-of-service regulations and looks forward to an anticipated Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule making from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The Association’s members have often pointed out to their representatives in Washington DC that current regulations are overly complex, provide no flexibility, and in no […]

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Use of “Clean” Diesel in Truck Fleets Up 

Use of “Clean” Diesel in Truck Fleets Up 

| August 16, 2018

Adoption of the newest diesel truck technology has jumped by 6 percent in one year and now makes up more than one-third of all trucks on the road, with some states having new technology diesel in more than two-thirds of their fleets, says new research from the Diesel Technology Forum.  According to analysis by the Diesel […]

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Drivewyze and Platform Science Partner to to Bypass Weigh Stations

Drivewyze and Platform Science Partner to to Bypass Weigh Stations

| August 15, 2018

Platform Science, a fleet management solution provider, has partnered with Drivewyze to connect its open platform with the nation’s largest weigh station bypass service. Drivewyze provides automated bypasses to participating trucks approaching highway weigh stations, allowing drivers to remain in motion rather than waiting at roadside scales. The case for the technology is clear: Weigh […]

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Christian Schulz Appointed To Navistar Board Of Directors

Christian Schulz Appointed To Navistar Board Of Directors

| August 15, 2018

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV)  announced that Christian Schulz has been named to its board of directors, effective immediately. Schulz, 41, replaces Matthias Gründler, who previously resigned from the Navistar board after serving more than a year as a director. Schulz has been appointed to the board’s finance committee. Schulz is currently the CFO of Volkswagen Truck […]

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Where Credit Scores Impact Insurance Rates the Most

Where Credit Scores Impact Insurance Rates the Most

| August 15, 2018

More than 73 million Americans don’t realize that their credit score affects their car insurance rates, despite drivers with no credit paying an average of 67% more for coverage than those with excellent credit, according to WalletHub’s report on 2018’s States Where Credit Scores Affect Car Insurance the Most and accompanying credit score survey. States Where Credit Scores […]

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