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Telematics & Fleet Tracking

Automated Deliveries Could Generate up to $48.4 Billion in Revenue by 2030

Automated Deliveries Could Generate up to $48.4 Billion in Revenue by 2030

| March 13, 2020

Lux forecasts that the market for parcel delivery will grow from a total of 107 billion parcels delivered in 2019 The rise in e-commerce is fueling rapid growth in parcel delivery volumes, a market expected to grow to $665 billion by 2030. Consumers are increasingly expecting parcels to be delivered quickly. This demand is driving […]

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Omnitracs Announces More Robust Tax Management Solution, Omnitracs Tax Manager

Omnitracs Announces More Robust Tax Management Solution, Omnitracs Tax Manager

| March 2, 2020

AI Technology Powered by Omnitracs One Platform to Provide Capabilities That Reinvent How Fleets Manage Tax Obligations Omnitracs releases Omnitracs Tax Manager, their most comprehensive and intuitive International Fuel Tax Agreement (IFTA) and highway tax management tool to date. Omnitracs Tax Manager uses the latest in artificial intelligence from the Omnitracs One platform to provide […]

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CarrierHQ Provides Certainty for Truck-owner Operators While AB5 Gets Worked Out

CarrierHQ Provides Certainty for Truck-owner Operators While AB5 Gets Worked Out

| February 27, 2020

CarrierHQs technology provides a comprehensive solution to reclassification and recruiting issues faced by large fleets and brokers CarrierHQ, a leading software and solutions developer for the motor carrier industry, announced that its innovative mobile-friendly portal is now available in California. CarrierHQs technology provides a comprehensive solution to reclassification and recruiting issues faced by large fleets and […]

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People

Love’s Travel Stops announces COVID-19-related Bonuses, Raises

Love’s Travel Stops announces COVID-19-related Bonuses, Raises

| March 23, 2020

Company is hiring employees from coast to coast, including at its Oklahoma City headquarters Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network, announced Friday that it is giving hourly store employees a pay increase and a bonus in light of the hard work and dedication they’ve shown to America’s professional truckers […]

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Women In Trucking Association Announces Top Women to Watch in Transportation

Women In Trucking Association Announces Top Women to Watch in Transportation

| March 23, 2020

“This year, we’ve identified 51 talented, resourceful women who stand out as top performers in a field of highly qualified nominees” The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced ts third annual list of Top Women to Watch in Transportation. The editorial staff of WIT’s Redefining the Road magazine selected these individuals for their significant career accomplishments […]

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ATA Opens 2020 LEAD ATA Application, Trucking’s Top Future Leaders Program

ATA Opens 2020 LEAD ATA Application, Trucking’s Top Future Leaders Program

| March 13, 2020

LEAD ATA provides up-and-coming trucking professionals an exclusive opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills The American Trucking Associations announced it is accepting applications for the eighth LEAD ATA class. Rising, young trucking executives are encouraged to apply to the industry’s top leadership development program. Established in 2013 and sponsored by Trimble, LEAD ATA provides […]

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Autonomous

LILEE Systems Selected to Drive the First Revenue-Generating Autonomous Bus

LILEE Systems Selected to Drive the First Revenue-Generating Autonomous Bus

| March 24, 2020

Autonomous rapid transit (ART) systems to solve public transportation challenges, such as increasing travel demands and driver shortage LILEE Systems, the leading provider of self-driving technologies and system integrations, announces its partnership with the Tainan City Government to launch the city’s first revenue-generating self-driving bus program. LILEE’s self-driving bus will begin to serve two business […]

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DHL Supply Chain and Locus Robotics Expand Partnership

DHL Supply Chain and Locus Robotics Expand Partnership

| March 12, 2020

DHL advances nationwide deployment of Locus’s Industry-Leading AMR Solution to drive fulfillment productivity and efficiency DHL Supply Chain, the Americas leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, and Locus Robotics, the market leader in autonomous mobile robots (AMR) for fulfillment warehouses, announced an expanded partnership that includes 10 new, nationwide deployments […]

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Renewable Materials Company, Stora Enso Tests Autonomous Trucks

Renewable Materials Company, Stora Enso Tests Autonomous Trucks

| February 28, 2020

Nokian Tyres solution makes sure the tires perform their best at all times Autonomous vehicles are being developed and tested in many real-world environments. One of the most promising applications is material transport in closed areas, where safety matters are under tight control. Now Stora Enso, a major Finnish forestry renewable materials company, is testing […]

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Brakes, Suspensions, Chassis

Meritor Announces North America’s Lightest-Weight Trailer Suspension

Meritor Announces North America’s Lightest-Weight Trailer Suspension

| October 1, 2019

Suspension’s plug-and-play design is interchangeable with other trailing arm air ride suspensions and fits within the narrow hanger footprint of current trailer configurations Meritor, Inc. announced the introduction of the MTA-Tec6™ suspension, the market’s lightest trailer suspension offering up to 23,000-pound capacity for tankers, flatbeds and other demanding vocational applications.  “We built the MTA-Tec6 suspension […]

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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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Fuel & Oil

Comdata Launches New Solution to Support Same-Day Shipper Payments for Trucking Fleets

Comdata Launches New Solution to Support Same-Day Shipper Payments for Trucking Fleets

| March 27, 2020

New Comdata QuickPay gives fleet owners access to capital within 24 hours Comdata Inc., a FLEETCOR company and world leader in payment innovation, introduces Comdata QuickPay powered by Crestmark, a division of Metabank. Comdata QuickPay is a new financing solution that gives fleet owners access to same-day payments on the loads they deliver. The program also helps fleets […]

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TravelCenters of America Creates Plan to Show Gratitude for Employees Working During COVID-19 Pandemic

TravelCenters of America Creates Plan to Show Gratitude for Employees Working During COVID-19 Pandemic

| March 27, 2020

All TA, Petro Stopping Center and TA Express locations remain open and ready to serve drivers TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA), nationwide operator of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel center network, is implementing a plan to help its more than 21,000 employees who continue to work and serve customers during […]

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San Paso Truck Stop and Melton Technologies Providing Free Breakfasts To Truckers

San Paso Truck Stop and Melton Technologies Providing Free Breakfasts To Truckers

| March 25, 2020

Truckers, we thank you for all that you do As a thank you to America’s hard-working truckers in these hard times, the San Paso Truck Stop, in cooperation with its partner Melton Technologies, Inc., will be providing free breakfasts to all truckers who come to the truck stop at 81 Wellsona Rd, Paso Robles, starting today. The free breakfast bags […]

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Fleet Maintenance

BestDrive Keeps Stores Open with Normal Hours To Support Essential Fleets and Roadside Service

BestDrive Keeps Stores Open with Normal Hours To Support Essential Fleets and Roadside Service

| March 27, 2020

Locations across the United States remain open with normal hours BestDrive, a commercial tire dealer and retreader focusing on Continental tire offerings, is open with standard operating hours during the COVID-19 pandemic as an essential partner for critical transportation needs. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a […]

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TravelCenters of America Creates Plan to Show Gratitude for Employees Working During COVID-19 Pandemic

TravelCenters of America Creates Plan to Show Gratitude for Employees Working During COVID-19 Pandemic

| March 27, 2020

All TA, Petro Stopping Center and TA Express locations remain open and ready to serve drivers TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA), nationwide operator of the TA, Petro Stopping Centers and TA Express travel center network, is implementing a plan to help its more than 21,000 employees who continue to work and serve customers during […]

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Meritor Provides COVID-19 Related Operational and Financial Update

Meritor Provides COVID-19 Related Operational and Financial Update

| March 26, 2020

Meritor, Inc. has provided an update on its global operations in response to the continued spread and impact of COVID-19 “The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented uncertainty in the global commercial vehicle industry and economies around the world,” said Jay Craig, CEO and president of Meritor. “In light of rapidly evolving market conditions, and in […]

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Recent News

New Research Designed to Quantify Trucking Impacts from COVID-19

New Research Designed to Quantify Trucking Impacts from COVID-19

| March 26, 2020

Industry Survey Seeks Operating Impacts from Drivers, Fleets The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association Foundation (OOIDA Foundation) are conducting a joint research study to understand the numerous impacts that the Coronavirus pandemic is having on trucking operations.  The research focuses heavily on a survey that solicits critical input from […]

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DAT Freight Trends on the Spot Market: March 16-22, 2020

DAT Freight Trends on the Spot Market: March 16-22, 2020

| March 26, 2020

A new layer of demand will be added to the mix when spring produce harvests begin Spot Van Rate Up 12% Since March 1; Load-to-Truck Ratio Jumps With supply chains strained by the impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus, spot truckload rates were higher for all three equipment types during the week ending March 22, said […]

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Nebraska Trucking Association Promotes #ThankATrucker With Free Lunch Vouchers

Nebraska Trucking Association Promotes #ThankATrucker With Free Lunch Vouchers

| March 26, 2020

The best hope we have to get and keep our economy moving in this pandemic rides on 18-wheels The Nebraska Trucking Association (NTA), in partnership with several of its member companies, will offer free $5 lunch vouchers at various Nebraska truck stop locations beginning this Thursday, March 26th. The first vouchers will be handed out […]

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Hertz Provides Free Vehicle Rentals to New York City Healthcare Workers

Hertz Provides Free Vehicle Rentals to New York City Healthcare Workers

| March 25, 2020

Hertz is starting in New York City with healthcare workers and will continue to see how they can help during this crisis Hertz announced that it will immediately start providing free vehicle rentals to New York City healthcare workers through April 30, 2020. Beginning today, healthcare workers can reserve a vehicle at 19 New York City-area Hertz locations so they […]

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GPS DATA SHOWS CRITICAL TRUCK DELIVERIES CONTINUE DESPITE COVID-19

GPS DATA SHOWS CRITICAL TRUCK DELIVERIES CONTINUE DESPITE COVID-19

| March 25, 2020

Analysis of Data Finds Unprecedented Performance Year-Over-Year The American Transportation Research Institute is releasing new data showing that trucks are continuing to move – in many cases faster than usual – to respond to the demands placed on the industry by the COVID-19 pandemic. “ATRI’s real-time GPS data comes from more than a million trucks, […]

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 1.8% in February

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 1.8% in February

| March 25, 2020

Index 2.6% Higher than February 2019 The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.8% in February after falling 0.3% in January. In February, the index equaled 119.1 (2015=100) compared with 116.9 in January. “Before any impacts from COVID-19, truck tonnage had a solid month in February,” said ATA Chief Economist Bob […]

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Goodyear Auto Service, Just Tires to Remain Open to Meet Critical Tire and Auto Care Needs

Goodyear Auto Service, Just Tires to Remain Open to Meet Critical Tire and Auto Care Needs

| March 24, 2020

Customers, including the law enforcement, first responders and medical workers responsible for protecting public health and safety, rely on Goodyear In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced changes it is making to meet current customer demand and to help protect the health and wellbeing of its Goodyear […]

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Dana Incorporated Provides Statement on Current Market Conditions

Dana Incorporated Provides Statement on Current Market Conditions

| March 24, 2020

We believe Dana has ample liquidity to manage significantly lower production volumes Dana Incorporated announced that it is taking the necessary actions to adapt to rapidly changing demand levels as certain of its key customers reduce their production levels in response to the ongoing COVID-19 control efforts. The company’s actions include additional employee safety measures, adjusting […]

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Central Freight Lines Announces Definitive Purchase Agreement To Acquire Volunteer Express

Central Freight Lines Announces Definitive Purchase Agreement To Acquire Volunteer Express

| March 24, 2020

Central Freight Lines can now offer an additional 15 states of coverage to customers Central Freight Lines, Inc., a 95-year leader in the LTL industry, announced it has entered a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Volunteer Express, Inc. The agreement is expected to close on April 5, 2020. At that time, all operations will be officially […]

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Ideanomics’ MEG Announces Strategic Agreement with EV Heavy Truck and Bus Manufacturer

Ideanomics’ MEG Announces Strategic Agreement with EV Heavy Truck and Bus Manufacturer

| March 23, 2020

Deal will facilitate electric heavy-duty truck sales in China, starting with Inner Mongolia mines and the port of Qingdao Ideanomics, has a strategic framework agreement with leading EV heavy truck and bus manufacturer, BeiBen Heavy Truck Co. Ltd (“BeiBen”). The framework agreement is designed to establish a long-term strategic partnership that will create a strategic platform […]

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Navistar Announces Impacts From COVID-19 Pandemic

Navistar Announces Impacts From COVID-19 Pandemic

| March 23, 2020

Suspends production at its truck assembly plant in Springfield, Ohio Navistar International Corporation provided a business update in light of the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). On March 23, 2020, the company is suspending production at its truck assembly plant in Springfield, Ohio, for two weeks in response to disruptions to Navistar’s supply chain that are […]

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Cooper Tire Announces Temporary Shutdown of Manufacturing Facilities in the Americas

Cooper Tire Announces Temporary Shutdown of Manufacturing Facilities in the Americas

| March 23, 2020

Cooper believes it currently has sufficient supply of product, and will continue to operate distribution centers until further notice to meet customer needs Cooper Tire & Rubber Company it will temporarily shut down its tire manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico to protect the health and safety of employees and respond to market […]

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$24 MILLION IN VOLKSWAGEN SETTLEMENT FUNDS TO SUPPORT ALL-ELECTRIC TRANSIT BUSES

$24 MILLION IN VOLKSWAGEN SETTLEMENT FUNDS TO SUPPORT ALL-ELECTRIC TRANSIT BUSES

| March 23, 2020

New York Truck Voucher Incentive Program Will Help Replace Older, Heavily Polluting Diesel Transit Buses with New All-Electric Transit Buses The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that more than $24 million is now available to replace diesel-powered transit buses with new all-electric transit […]

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TA is Experiencing Elevated Year-Over-Year Diesel Fuel Sales Volumes Thus Far in March

TA is Experiencing Elevated Year-Over-Year Diesel Fuel Sales Volumes Thus Far in March

| March 23, 2020

TA and Petro Stopping Centers Are Open and Remain Committed to Serving Drivers across the U.S. as the COVID-19 Situation Continues to Evolve Jonathan M. Pertchik, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TravelCenters of America Inc. made the following statement regarding TA and its operations in the rapidly evolving current environment: “At TA, we are […]

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FreedomWay Trucks Operating and Adjusting to Demand During COVID-19 Pandemic

FreedomWay Trucks Operating and Adjusting to Demand During COVID-19 Pandemic

| March 20, 2020

FreedomWay Trucks can make ready and repair trucks in an efficient, timely basis FreedomWay Trucks is operating at their Gulfport, Mississippi, and affiliated Atlanta shop amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The company reports it is not canceling any truck deliveries or appointments at this time. However, it has taken proactive measures as recommended in The President’s […]

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TTN Fleet Solutions Addresses COVID-19 Regarding Trucking Industry

TTN Fleet Solutions Addresses COVID-19 Regarding Trucking Industry

| March 20, 2020

Maintenance Departments within fleets are looking to outsourced partners for answers Transportation Executives continue to actively monitor the COVID-19 virus and its impact on the supply chain, as well as the global economy. With nationwide closures of large gatherings, schools, churches, and sporting events, many businesses are looking to follow suit, but are concerned with […]

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Bridgestone Americas Announces Temporary Phased Shutdown of Manufacturing Facilities in North America and Latin America

Bridgestone Americas Announces Temporary Phased Shutdown of Manufacturing Facilities in North America and Latin America

| March 20, 2020

The company has sufficient supply of product to meet customer demand and its distribution centers Bridgestone Americas  has announced a temporary phased shutdown of its manufacturing facilities in North America and Latin America. The temporary shutdown will begin the weekend of March 21 with all facilities planning to resume normal operations on or before Sunday, April 12. The company will continue […]

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PennFleet Offers Truck Drivers a Safe Place to Stop

PennFleet Offers Truck Drivers a Safe Place to Stop

| March 20, 2020

Providing teams a place to stop and rest when regular spots are closed or full due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic PennFleet has opened its property to truck drivers. If you or your team needs a place to stop and rest, and your regular spots are closed or full due to the COVID-19 virus pandemic, […]

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U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 15% Sequentially in February, -45% Y/Y

U.S. Trailer Net Orders Dropped 15% Sequentially in February, -45% Y/Y

| March 19, 2020

As dire as those figures are, they were highly pre-COVID-19 driven ACT Research reports that February net US trailer orders of 12.7k units were down 15% month-over-month and 45% below the previous year. Before accounting for cancellations, new orders of 14.8k were down 12% versus January, according to this month’s issue of ACT Research’s State […]

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US DOT Expands National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

US DOT Expands National Emergency Declaration for Commercial Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

| March 19, 2020

Declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an expanded national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

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Severe Setback Expected for China’s CV Markets in Q1

Severe Setback Expected for China’s CV Markets in Q1

| March 19, 2020

Policies like “reducing human gathering and mobility” in response to the virus outbreak were a heavy blow to freight demand According to the recent release of ACT Research’s China Commercial Vehicle OUTLOOK, China’s heavy and medium truck markets, including tractors, are expected to suffer a severe setback in Q1’20, before a small recovery in Q2. […]

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Class 8 Market Woke Up in February

Class 8 Market Woke Up in February

| March 19, 2020

We will have a better picture of the economic fallout after a few more weeks and the infection rate is better known In the March 2020 Commercial Truck Guidelines Industry Update, analysts from J.D. Power Valuation Services reported that Class 8 auction volume and pricing were better than expected in February and retail depreciation was milder […]

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General Motors to Temporarily Suspend Production

General Motors to Temporarily Suspend Production

| March 19, 2020

GM and the UAW have always put the health and safety of the people entering GM plants first, and have agreed to a suspension of production General Motors Co. confirmed it will begin a systematic orderly suspension of manufacturing operations in North America due to market conditions, to deep clean facilities and continue to protect people. The suspension will […]

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SpartanNash Experiences Unprecedented Grocery Sales Volume Driven by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact

SpartanNash Experiences Unprecedented Grocery Sales Volume Driven by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Impact

| March 18, 2020

CEO Announces Initiative to Hire Retail, Distribution and Transportation Workers SpartanNash’s fleet of more than 800 tractors and 2,000 trailers travel over 57 million miles a year from 18 distribution centers (see list below), delivering grocery products to its more than 150 corporate owned retail stores in the Midwest (see list below) and over 2,000 […]

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COVID-19 Has Little Impact on February CV Data, Future Impact Expected

COVID-19 Has Little Impact on February CV Data, Future Impact Expected

| March 18, 2020

February marks the last month of essentially COVID-free datapoints According to ACT Research’s (ACT) latest State of the Industry: NA Classes 5-8 Report, Class 8 inventory-to-sales ratio, seasonally adjusted, hit 3.5 months in February, while the Classes 5-7 inventory-to-sales ratio dropped from a “highest in a decade” in January to 3.0 months in February.  “From […]

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Travel Plazas And Truckstops Open, Serving Nation’s Truck Drivers

Travel Plazas And Truckstops Open, Serving Nation’s Truck Drivers

| March 18, 2020

As the nation confronts the coronavirus outbreak, the country’s travel centers and truckstops are committed to remaining open NATSO, representing the travel plaza and truckstop industry, issued the following statement today confirming that its members remain open and continue to serve the professional drivers who are transporting supplies and goods in support of COVID-19 emergency […]

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American Bus Association Says Industry Will Lose $8 Billion during Next Five Months

American Bus Association Says Industry Will Lose $8 Billion during Next Five Months

| March 18, 2020

This impact on the industry is a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak The American Bus Association (ABA) – the leading organization representing the motorcoach industry in North America, as well as the group travel industry – now estimates that the U.S. motorcoach industry will lose nearly than $8 Billion during the next five […]

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Coronavirus Set to Disrupt Seasonal Freight Patterns

Coronavirus Set to Disrupt Seasonal Freight Patterns

| March 17, 2020

February dips as expected; COVID-19 adds uncertainty to supply chains After a relatively strong January, truckload rates and volumes declined for dry van, refrigerated, and flatbed equipment in February. The decreases are consistent with normal seasonal trends and not necessarily attributable to factory closures during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in China. Import traffic was already […]

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Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Grew, While Prices Fell M/M

Preliminary Used Class 8 Volumes Grew, While Prices Fell M/M

| March 17, 2020

It is important to keep in mind that most of February’s activity was likely unaffected by COVID-19 Preliminary used Class 8 volumes (same dealer sales) increased 21% month-over-month in 2020’s second month, according to the latest preliminary release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks published by ACT Research. Longer-term, volumes […]

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Wisconsin Trucking Company Service One Transportation Promotes Highway Safety Through Value-Driven Driving Program

Wisconsin Trucking Company Service One Transportation Promotes Highway Safety Through Value-Driven Driving Program

| March 17, 2020

Service One Transportation Offers Class A CDL Trucking Jobs to Drivers Who Prioritize Safety, Integrity, and Family-First Values While state and federal regulations establish guidelines for safe truck driving practices, Wisconsin trucking and logistics company Service One Transportation has made driver and motorist safety a cornerstone of its operations through the company’s Value-Driven Driving program. All Class […]

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IDTechEx Report on Electric Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks; Evolution and Revolution

IDTechEx Report on Electric Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks; Evolution and Revolution

| March 17, 2020

A majority of manufactures, including Tesla, Daimler, VW and Volvo are investing heavily in all-electric trucks Along with the rest of the automotive sector, the medium and heavy-duty truck market is evolving. Governments around the world, recognizing the potentially catastrophic repercussions of unfettered climate change and witnessing the detrimental impact on human health from vehicle […]

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US DOT Issues National Emergency Declaration for Commercial

US DOT Issues National Emergency Declaration for Commercial

| March 16, 2020

Vehicles Delivering Relief in Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a national emergency declaration to provide hours-of-service regulatory relief to commercial vehicle drivers transporting emergency relief in response to the nationwide coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This declaration is the first time FMCSA has issued nation-wide relief […]

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Freight Forecast Outlook for COVID-19 and Lower Commodities

Freight Forecast Outlook for COVID-19 and Lower Commodities

| March 16, 2020

Freight could be less affected than the overall economy in a service-side recession ACT Research released the March installment of the ACT Freight Forecast, U.S. Rate and Volume OUTLOOK report covering the truckload, intermodal, LTL and last mile sectors. Tim Denoyer, ACT Research’s Vice President and Senior Analyst, said, “There’s not much freight in a […]

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The Motorcoach, Group Travel and Tourism Industry Needs Help

The Motorcoach, Group Travel and Tourism Industry Needs Help

| March 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on the travel and transportation industries The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on the travel and transportation industries. Congress needs to provide dedicated funding and loans for motorcoach, tour and travel industry businesses and their employees, to help these industries and ensure the viability of […]

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More Trucks Than Spaces Force Drivers to Extremes. Congress Finally Takes Action

More Trucks Than Spaces Force Drivers to Extremes. Congress Finally Takes Action

| March 16, 2020

OOIDA hails bipartisan, groundbreaking truck parking legislation The U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL) and Angie Craig (D-MN), members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, introduced the most comprehensive piece of legislation in decades to increase truck parking capacity.  H.R. 6104, the Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act, would dedicate hundreds of millions of dollars to […]

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