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Telematics & Fleet Tracking

RoboSense and Aidrivers Announce a Partnership to Deliver Autonomous Solutions for Industrial Transportation

RoboSense and Aidrivers Announce a Partnership to Deliver Autonomous Solutions for Industrial Transportation

| August 23, 2019

Aidrivers is deploying a fleet of autonomous prime movers for the world’s leading and busiest port terminals RoboSense, the leading supplier of LiDAR perception system solutions, and Aidrivers, the UK’s leading provider of autonomous mobility solutions for industrial applications announced a partnership in system integration. Aidrivers will integrate RoboSense Smart LiDAR Sensor System into their […]

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Omnitracs Joins Truckers Against Trafficking at The Great American Trucking Show

Omnitracs Joins Truckers Against Trafficking at The Great American Trucking Show

| August 22, 2019

Volunteers to provide ongoing support to the work of Truckers Against Trafficking to assist law enforcement in the recognition and reporting of human trafficking Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, announced support for Truckers Against Trafficking (TAT), a non-profit organization that educates, equips, and empowers truck drivers […]

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KeepTruckin Releases Facility Insights to Help Fleets Minimize Delays and Detention

KeepTruckin Releases Facility Insights to Help Fleets Minimize Delays and Detention

| August 21, 2019

Aggregated data from connected network help fleets make smarter scheduling decisions KeepTruckin, fleet management platform for modern trucking companies, publicly launched Facility Insights. For the first time, carriers will know exactly what to expect at a shipper and consignee facility before accepting a load. KeepTruckin’s Facility Insights tool leverages data from KeepTruckin’s network of over […]

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People

Scott Woodrome Wins Bendix Grand Champion Honors at National Truck Driving Championships

Scott Woodrome Wins Bendix Grand Champion Honors at National Truck Driving Championships

| August 19, 2019

FedEx Freight truck driver achieves top honors Th American Trucking Associations announced Scott Woodrome, a professional truck driver from Middletown, Ohio representing team FedEx Freight, as the Bendix Grand Champion of the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships. This is Woodrome’s second consecutive year of winning the Bendix Grand Champion trophy. “Congratulations to Scott and his great team at FedEx […]

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Kenco Recognized as a Top Woman-Owned Business

Kenco Recognized as a Top Woman-Owned Business

| August 16, 2019

List Recognizes Businesses for Growth, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Spirit Kenco Logistics, North America’s leading third-party logistics provider, announced the company’s inclusion in the Women in Trucking Association (WIT) “Top Women-Owned Businesses in Transportation” list. To qualify, businesses must demonstrate financial stability and growth, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Companies were chosen based on business success and accomplishments, including […]

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ABF Freight Drivers Qualify for 2019 National Truck Driving Championships

ABF Freight Drivers Qualify for 2019 National Truck Driving Championships

| August 14, 2019

ArcBest carrier ABF Freight will send 11 drivers to 82nd annual competition ArcBest logistics company with creative problem solvers who deliver integrated solutions, is pleased to announce that its less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight® will send 11 professional drivers to the 2019 National Truck Driving Championships. “These ABF drivers are excellent representatives for ABF Freight and […]

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Autonomous

RoboSense and Aidrivers Announce a Partnership to Deliver Autonomous Solutions for Industrial Transportation

RoboSense and Aidrivers Announce a Partnership to Deliver Autonomous Solutions for Industrial Transportation

| August 23, 2019

Aidrivers is deploying a fleet of autonomous prime movers for the world’s leading and busiest port terminals RoboSense, the leading supplier of LiDAR perception system solutions, and Aidrivers, the UK’s leading provider of autonomous mobility solutions for industrial applications announced a partnership in system integration. Aidrivers will integrate RoboSense Smart LiDAR Sensor System into their […]

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Beep Selects Bestmile To Manage Autonomous Vehicle Fleets

Beep Selects Bestmile To Manage Autonomous Vehicle Fleets

| August 13, 2019

Autonomous Mobility Solutions Company Partners with Leading Fleet Orchestration Platform to Deliver Intelligent, Consistent, Autonomous Mobility Services Beep, a Florida-based autonomous mobility solutions company, has partnered with Bestmile, the leading fleet orchestration platform. Through this partnership, Beep will leverage the market leading technology and tools that Bestmile offers to plan, manage and orchestrate its autonomous shuttle […]

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Loadsmart Completes First Automated dispatch and delivery with Starsky Robotics’ Autonomous Truck

Loadsmart Completes First Automated dispatch and delivery with Starsky Robotics’ Autonomous Truck

| August 8, 2019

The announcement marks the first time an autonomous company and a digital broker have collaborated to price, book and load a shipment without any human involvement Loadsmart andStarsky Robotics today announced that they were able to automatically dispatch an autonomous truck to haul freight; having successfully priced, tendered and booked via Loadsmart and then picked […]

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Brakes, Suspensions, Chassis

PowerFleet® Helps American Intermodal Management Power Its Technology Driven Business

PowerFleet® Helps American Intermodal Management Power Its Technology Driven Business

| August 5, 2019

Innovative Technology Enables AIM to Set Itself Apart from Other Providers I.D. Systems, provider of enterprise asset management and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) technology, is helping American Intermodal Management, LLC (AIM), an industry leader in chassis provisioning and asset management across the U.S., extend the value proposition of the chassis beyond a piece of […]

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CIMC Intermodal Equipment Featured ATA Product Provider

CIMC Intermodal Equipment Featured ATA Product Provider

| June 29, 2019

CIMC Intermodal Equipment is the world’s largest manufacturer of intermodal chassis trailers The American Trucking Associations announced it is renewing CIMC Intermodal Equipment, the world’s largest manufacturer of intermodal chassis trailers, as an ATA Business Solutions Featured Product. “Chassis are essential to the trucking industry and the movement of America’s goods. A few weeks ago, […]

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Spartan Motors Secures Vehicle Assembly Contract With Grande West Transportation Group

Spartan Motors Secures Vehicle Assembly Contract With Grande West Transportation Group

| May 30, 2019

Leading Class A Diesel Chassis Manufacturer and Contract Assembler Signs Exclusive U.S. Bus-Production Deal, Reducing Order Lead Time for Customers Spartan Specialty Chassis and Vehicles has entered into an exclusive U.S.-based assembly agreement with Grande West Transportation Group Inc. a Canadian bus manufacturer that designs, engineers, and manufactures purpose-built mid-size buses for transit authorities and […]

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Fuel & Oil

Love’s 20th annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign

Love’s 20th annual Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign

| August 22, 2019

Campaign includes special deal for National Coffee Day, Sept. 29 – 30 For the 20th year, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network, is raising money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the country. The campaign runs from Aug. 26 – Sept. 30 at every Love’s location. Store employees will sell Miracle Balloons for $1, $5 or $20 and hold […]

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Idle Smart Announces Two New Appointments To Board Of Directors

Idle Smart Announces Two New Appointments To Board Of Directors

| August 21, 2019

Idle Smart’s proprietary software allows fleets to reduce fuel consumption and emission Idle Smart, Inc. has appointed Darcy Howe, CEO of KCRise Capital, and Drew Reynolds, experienced IoT and telematics executive, to its board of directors. “We are thrilled to have Darcy and Drew join our board,” said Jeff Lynch, Idle Smart’s president.  “They join Idle Smart at […]

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Overcoming Electric Vehicle Misconceptions is Crucial to Converting Consideration to Sales

Overcoming Electric Vehicle Misconceptions is Crucial to Converting Consideration to Sales

| August 20, 2019

EV shoppers surveyed showed interest in future battery charging services, such as mobile and robotic Dealers and automakers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to laying a positive foundation for the nearly 100 new electrified models scheduled to arrive in the U.S. market in the next few years. However, without collaboration between the […]

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Fleet Maintenance

Electric Vehicle Leader BYD Taps Stertil-Koni Vehicle Lifts for Bus Manufacturing Plant in Lancaster, CA

Electric Vehicle Leader BYD Taps Stertil-Koni Vehicle Lifts for Bus Manufacturing Plant in Lancaster, CA

| August 20, 2019

Stertil-Koni lifts are a vital part of our production process, warranty work, and vehicle upgrades Heavy duty vehicle lift leader Stertil-Koni, well-known for its award-winning bus lifts and truck lifts, has announced that bus manufacturer Build Your Dreams (BYD), recognized as one of the leading suppliers of battery-powered electric transit and coach buses worldwide, has selected and […]

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American Battery Solutions partners with Toshiba for fast charge and high-power battery applications

American Battery Solutions partners with Toshiba for fast charge and high-power battery applications

| August 19, 2019

Enhances portfolio of battery system solutions for industrial and transportation applications American Battery Solutions, Inc. (“ABS”), an advanced battery systems company, announced it is partnering with Toshiba International Corporation (“Toshiba”) to develop and deploy fast charge and high-power battery systems using lithium titanate (“LTO”) cells supplied by Toshiba for various industrial and transportation applications. Under […]

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SimpleTire Jumps to #383 on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

SimpleTire Jumps to #383 on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

| August 16, 2019

SimpleTire sells tires in all categories, including Heavy and Light truck, Commercial, Agriculture, and OTR SimpleTire has once again been named one of the fastest growing companies—and the fastest growing automotive company—in America by Inc. Magazine. SimpleTire achieved a three-year revenue growth rate of 1200.9%, ranking it #383 on Inc.’s 2019 list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in […]

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Recent News

While US Trailer Production Remains Robust, Indications are that Component Supply Challenges are Easing

While US Trailer Production Remains Robust, Indications are that Component Supply Challenges are Easing

| August 22, 2019

 Manufacturers continue to produce trailers at near-record levels According to this quarter’s issue of ACT Research’s Trailer Components Report, trailer industry net orders continued the year-over-year slide that begin at the end of 2018, now negative for seven consecutive months, with preliminary July data showing that trend continuing. However, the report also notes that manufacturers […]

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Latest Freight Forecast Projects 25.6% Increase in Tonnage by 2030

Latest Freight Forecast Projects 25.6% Increase in Tonnage by 2030

| August 22, 2019

Freight and Logistics Revenues to Top $1.6 Trillion Annually in a Decade The American Trucking Associations released its latest ATA Freight Transportation Forecast: 2019 to 2030, an annual projection of the state of the freight economy, showing continued growth in the industry. “America’s trucking industry, and the overall freight transportation industry, are poised to experience strong […]

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Women In Trucking Association Partners With OneDigital Health and Benefits

Women In Trucking Association Partners With OneDigital Health and Benefits

| August 22, 2019

Services include highly rated, well-recognized insurance carriers, to include; Group life, dental, vision, local doctors and hospitals The Women In Trucking (WIT) Association recently endorsed a health insurance and employee benefits portfolio of options now available to members with two or more employees. The organization is working with insurance broker, OneDigital Health and Benefits, an […]

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Cardinal Logistics Improves Driver Efficiency and Reduces Costs with Zebra Mobile Computers

Cardinal Logistics Improves Driver Efficiency and Reduces Costs with Zebra Mobile Computers

| August 22, 2019

Enterprise-class TC56 and TC57 series touch computers help increase truck driver efficiency Zebra Technologies Corporation an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, says that Cardinal Logistics, a leading North American third-party logistics provider, selected Zebra’s TC56 and TC57 series touch computers to improve truck […]

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Surged 6.6% in July

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Surged 6.6% in July

| August 21, 2019

Index 7.3% Higher than July 2018 The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.6% in July after falling 1.2% in June. In July, the index equaled 122.7 (2015=100) compared with 115.1 in June. “Tonnage in 2019 has been on a rollercoaster ride, plagued with large monthly swings, which continued in […]

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Love’s Travel Stops Celebrates National Dog Day with New Dog Parks

Love’s Travel Stops Celebrates National Dog Day with New Dog Parks

| August 21, 2019

Company has more dog parks than any competitor combined, making traveling less ‘ruff’ Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network, is celebrating National Dog Day this year by announcing new parks for man’s best friend. The company now has more than 60 dog parks, with an additional 90 under construction […]

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Class 8 Market-Leading Indicators Continue to Erode

Class 8 Market-Leading Indicators Continue to Erode

| August 21, 2019

Order-to-build imbalance has caused backlogs to tumble since their October 2018 peak According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 market-leading indicators continue to erode, in concert with deteriorating freight volumes and rates, even as mid and downstream data points remain robust. “Ultimately, the current situation of weak […]

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NextTruck adds eCommerce

NextTruck adds eCommerce

| August 21, 2019

New eCommerce gives truckers everything they need to keep trucking NextTruckOnline.com, a leading buy/sell resource for over-the-road trucking, has recently added an eCommerce platform. The platform allows customers to list single items for sale or maintain an inventory of multiple items. The new eCommerce section also allows buyers to purchase parts, accessories and other products directly from NextTruckOnline.com. All […]

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FreightPOP TMS Adds New Shipping Features for Users API Integrations, and HAZMAT Processing

FreightPOP TMS Adds New Shipping Features for Users API Integrations, and HAZMAT Processing

| August 20, 2019

FreightPOP offers integration with over 200+ technological platforms, carriers, and marketplaces for quick and seamless rate shopping FreightPOP persistently seeks to improve upon their best-in-class software and roll out new features to provide the best shipping tools possible. FreightPOP CEO Kurt Johnson explains, “We put enterprise-level shipping tools in the hands of small to medium-size businesses at a […]

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Leavitt’s Freight Service Achieves Lowest Loss Ratio in Company History with SmartDrive Video-Based Safety

Leavitt’s Freight Service Achieves Lowest Loss Ratio in Company History with SmartDrive Video-Based Safety

| August 20, 2019

Specialized Flatbed Carrier Achieves 10% Decrease in Preventable Crash Rate Per Million Miles SmartDrive Systems announced Leavitt’s Freight Service, a leading specialized flatbed carrier, has achieved significant results with the SmartDrive program in the first twelve months of full deployment. Leavitt’s outfitted its fleet with both SmartDrive 360 and Extended Recording to identify and capture high-risk […]

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9 in 10 American Drivers Confessed To Dangerous Driving Behaviors In The Past Year

9 in 10 American Drivers Confessed To Dangerous Driving Behaviors In The Past Year

| August 20, 2019

New ValuePenguin.com survey identifies the 10 most common dangerous driving behaviors in the country A new ValuePenguin.com survey found almost all drivers, 90%, admitted to dangerous driving behaviors within the past year. And while some of these behaviors — such as eating, talking on the phone or changing the music — may seem harmless — […]

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Southern Recipe and St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund Support Truck Drivers Through Special Advocacy Campaign

Southern Recipe and St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund Support Truck Drivers Through Special Advocacy Campaign

| August 20, 2019

Pork Rind Leader Donates $10,000 to Charity, Raises Awareness of Challenges within Trucking IndustryIn 8th Annual Truck Driver Appreciation Week Campaign Southern Recipe, a leading pork rind brand, will advocate for the more than 3.5 million hard working truck drivers in our country who travel nearly 400 billion miles each year with its 8th Annual […]

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Commercial Truck Devaluation Took a Breather in July, J.D. Power Finds

Commercial Truck Devaluation Took a Breather in July, J.D. Power Finds

| August 19, 2019

Lower pricing may be keeping buyers in the market In the August 2019 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that as auction volume pulled back in July and pricing was mixed, there was a resurgence of interest in newer trucks, perhaps as a result of lower values. For the most part, […]

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Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Fourth Consecutive Month

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Fell M/M, Y/Y and YTD for Fourth Consecutive Month

| August 19, 2019

 Used truck prices are the hottest topic in the industry right now Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) fell 2% month-over-month in July, the fourth consecutive sequential drop, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Additionally, the report indicated […]

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Heavy Duty Markets at the Edge of the Precipice

Heavy Duty Markets at the Edge of the Precipice

| August 19, 2019

Large new inventories and deteriorating freight and rate conditions suggest erring on the side of caution According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest release of the North American Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, current data and anecdotes make a strong case that the heavy duty vehicle markets are at the edge of the precipice. “Since the start of […]

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Volvo Trucks Introduces Enhanced Turbo Compound Engine in VNL Models

Volvo Trucks Introduces Enhanced Turbo Compound Engine in VNL Models

| August 19, 2019

The next generation Turbo Compound engine from Volvo Trucks provides up to an additional 3% improvement in fuel efficiency Volvo Trucks North America is introducing the next generation of its Turbo Compound technology, providing up to an additional 3% improvement in fuel efficiency over the current 13-liter Turbo Compound engine, the D13TC. This new engine […]

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NAFA Launches DOT Compliance Forum

NAFA Launches DOT Compliance Forum

| August 16, 2019

Event is Crash Course in Aligning Fleets with DOT Compliance, Safety, Accountability Measurement System NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA), the vehicle fleet industry’s largest membership association, is launching the NAFA DOT Compliance Forum, a fleet and mobility industry seminar helping professionals comply with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines. This half-day, intensive workshop on October […]

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Truckload Linehaul Rates Flat YoY for First Time in 27 Months

Truckload Linehaul Rates Flat YoY for First Time in 27 Months

| August 16, 2019

Spot prices are low and dragging contract prices down After a 27-month run of year-over-year increases, truckload linehaul rates were flat (-0.0%) in July compared to the same time last year. Additionally, they were down -4.3% from the all-time high established this past December. Lower volumes and added capacity are driving spot prices down, which […]

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Action Begins at 82nd National Truck Driving Championships

Action Begins at 82nd National Truck Driving Championships

| August 16, 2019

Trucking’s “Super Bowl of Safety” Underway in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The American Trucking Associations and ATA’s Safety Management Council kicked off the driving portion of competition at the 82nd annual National Truck Driving Championships and Step Van Driving Championships, held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Some of the trucking industry’s best drivers – 427 […]

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ATA Secures Significant Victory in Ongoing Tariffs Dispute

ATA Secures Significant Victory in Ongoing Tariffs Dispute

| August 16, 2019

Federation’s Successful Effort on Intermodal Containers to Save Millions The American Trucking Associations said the trucking industry is pleased that tariffs on Chinese-made, 53-foot domestic intermodal containers would not go into effect as previously announced. “Trucking and trade are synonymous and we are happy with this most recent announcement by the United States Trade Representative […]

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Low-Carbon, Neste My Renewable Diesel™ Now Available In Oregon

Low-Carbon, Neste My Renewable Diesel™ Now Available In Oregon

| August 15, 2019

Neste Partners with an Exclusive Distributor–McCall Companies With climate change at the forefront of the global conversation, Neste, the world’s largest producer of renewable diesel fuel, is making reducing CO2 emissions more accessible to fleet owners in Oregon. The company is proud to announce an exclusive partnership with a distributor in Oregon: McCall Companies. Through this partner, fleet owners […]

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July Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders jump 65% Versus June but 66% Lower than Last Year

July Trailer Industry Preliminary Net Orders jump 65% Versus June but 66% Lower than Last Year

| August 15, 2019

OEMs Post Volume of 9,900 Units ACT’s preliminary estimate for July 2019 net trailer orders is 9,900 units. Final volume will be available later this month. This preliminary market estimate should be within +/- 3% of the final order tally. “While net order volume improved significantly from June’s dramatically disappointing results, the industry’s year-over-year performance […]

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Convoy Partners with TMS Provider BluJay to Bring Instant Market Rates and Guaranteed Coverage to Shippers

Convoy Partners with TMS Provider BluJay to Bring Instant Market Rates and Guaranteed Coverage to Shippers

| August 15, 2019

Partnership provides shippers with direct access to Convoy’s instant market rates with guaranteed tender acceptance Convoy, a nationwide digital freight network, today announced a partnership with BluJay Solutions, a leading supply chain software and service provider. This partnership provides shippers with direct access to Convoy’s instant market rates with guaranteed tender acceptance via BluJay’s Transportation […]

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HOFFA: PROPOSED HOURS OF SERVICE CHANGES WOULD PUT ROAD SAFETY AT RISK

HOFFA: PROPOSED HOURS OF SERVICE CHANGES WOULD PUT ROAD SAFETY AT RISK

| August 15, 2019

FMCSA Rulemaking Would Jeopardize Well-Being of Truckers, Motorists The following is a statement from Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa about a notice of proposed rulemaking unveiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today addressing hours of service changes for truckers that would lead to reduced roadway safety for drivers and the traveling public […]

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Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Publishes Hours of Service Proposal to Improve Safety and Increase Flexibility for Commercial Drivers

| August 15, 2019

Proposed rule seeks to enhance safety by giving America’s commercial drivers more flexibility The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on changes to hours of service (HOS) rules to increase safety on America’s roadways by updating existing regulations for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. […]

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Industry moves to provide training, education and recruitment of female truck drivers

Industry moves to provide training, education and recruitment of female truck drivers

| August 15, 2019

Women make up less than 7 percent of truck drivers It will take more than just active recruiting to increase the number of women truck drivers, which has become a higher priority because of a growing truck driver shortage. To attract more women to truck driving, it is essential to also provide the best training, […]

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UVeye Tire Quality Inspection System for Major Fleets

UVeye Tire Quality Inspection System for Major Fleets

| August 14, 2019

System uses artificial intelligence to gather safety-related data, including overall tire condition, pressure, abrasion and scratches UVeye, supplier of vehicle-inspection systems based on artificial intelligence technology is introducing a new system to help fleet operators check tire wear and quality. Named after Artemis, the Greek goddess of the hunt, the new UVeye system is designed […]

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Jetco Delivery Commitment to Safety with Fleetwide Lytx Driver Safety Program

Jetco Delivery Commitment to Safety with Fleetwide Lytx Driver Safety Program

| August 14, 2019

Jetco experiences dramatic safety improvements with Lytx video telematics Lytx®, provider of video telematics, analytics, productivity and safety solutions for commercial and public sector fleets, today announced Jetco Delivery has reaffirmed its commitment to safety with a fleetwide upgrade to the Lytx Driver Safety Program. Houston-based Jetco, with more than 150 flatbed, heavy-haul, intermodal and van trucks, has […]

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Railroads Continue to Lose Price Advantage Over Trucking, New IHS Markit Index Shows

Railroads Continue to Lose Price Advantage Over Trucking, New IHS Markit Index Shows

| August 14, 2019

The dwindling pricing advantage means that there is less financial incentive for shippers to transport cargo via rail U.S. railroads experienced a further deterioration of their price advantage for domestic intermodal shipping compared to trucking in the second quarter, according to a new index by global business information provider IHS Markit. This latest contraction in the […]

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California Transit Agencies Select Conduent Transportation to Provide New Fleet Management Technology

California Transit Agencies Select Conduent Transportation to Provide New Fleet Management Technology

| August 14, 2019

Systems will assist drivers and operators and offer real-time information for riders Conduent Transportation, a business unit of digital interactions company Conduent Incorporated (NYSE: CNDT), will help public transit agencies in Southern California operate their fleets and provide quality, on-time service for passengers. Under two new contracts, the company will upgrade hardware and software for the management system on […]

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Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Facility in West Phoenix

Penske Truck Leasing Opens New Facility in West Phoenix

| August 14, 2019

This is Penske’s ninth full-service facility in the Phoenix area Penske Truck Leasing has expanded its presence in Phoenix, Arizona, with a new state-of-the-art facility located at 1100 N. 43rd Ave. Situated on 15.4 acres and spanning 29,615-square-feet, this is the largest facility Penske has built to date. The maintenance shop includes five truck bays, two truck box repair bays, […]

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Freight Rates Remain Weak for Carriers, But Appear to be Stabilizing

Freight Rates Remain Weak for Carriers, But Appear to be Stabilizing

| August 13, 2019

FTR Trucking Conditions Index Improves Significantly in June, But Still Negative FTR’s revised Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) showed a significant improvement in June but remained in slightly negative territory at a reading of -0.82.  Strengthening freight demand and lower diesel prices were offset by weak truckload rates and easing capacity utilization plus some higher financing […]

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Celadon Group Engages Former Swift Transportation CEO, Richard Stocking, as Chief Transformation Officer

Celadon Group Engages Former Swift Transportation CEO, Richard Stocking, as Chief Transformation Officer

| August 13, 2019

DPX Consulting, founded by Stocking, will oversee U.S. Truckload turnaround Celadon Group, Inc. has engaged DPX Consulting LLC and that Richard Stocking, DPX founder and former CEO of Swift Transportation Company, will serve as Chief Transformation Officer of the Celadon Trucking Services, Inc., the Company’s primary U.S truckload business (“Celadon Trucking”). Company Commentary Chief Executive Officer, Paul […]

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FirstNet Certified Fleet Complete Apps Bring Fully-Integrated Fleet Management to Public Safety

FirstNet Certified Fleet Complete Apps Bring Fully-Integrated Fleet Management to Public Safety

| August 13, 2019

AT&T, Fleet Complete, Cradlepoint Offer FirstNet Ready™ In-Vehicle Network Solution that Will Boost Public Safety for Communities Across the USA Public safety agencies on FirstNet – America’s public safety communications platform – now have access to an end-to-end fleet management solution. Fleet Complete for FirstNet now offers a fully-integrated solution that gives agencies comprehensive, near real-time insights into critical fleet […]

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DOT Revises Bus Lease and Interchange

DOT Revises Bus Lease and Interchange

| August 13, 2019

Regulations and Reduces Regulatory Costs by Over $8 Million Annually The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a final rule that revises the agency’s regulations governing the lease and interchange of commercial buses, which is estimated to save over $8 million in regulatory costs, without reducing safety. FMCSA’s final rule […]

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