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PORTLAND, Ore. — The number of load posts fell 13% last week and activity on the spot truckload freight market tapered off significantly as Easter weekend approached, said DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. The number of trucks posted was virtually unchanged compared to the...
In this episode we cover... - Black Smoke Matters post mortem. - Trump trucker tax troubles - No need to cry over spilled milk in Texas
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Trucks’ newest series of parameter updates complements its newly-launched Parameter Plus subscription package, which allows for up to 50 parameter updates annually per covered vehicle. With over 250 parameters to choose from, this new set of updates will provide customers with notable value in terms of...
ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was down 2.3% in March after decreasing 1.5% in February. In March, the index equaled 113.2 (2015=100) compared with 115.8 in February. “In March, and really the first quarter in total, tonnage was negatively impacted by...
PHOENIX  — Arizona ended a decade of resistance to restrictions on using a cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel. It is now the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th to ban hand-held phone use while driving,...
LOS ANGELES — The Kenworth T680 on-highway flagship was the featured Class 8 truck at a major, zero emissions trucking event that featured more than 100 participants from government, industry, local community and the media held Monday at the Port of Los Angeles. Kenworth Truck Co. and Toyota Motor North...
FORT LEE, N.J. — New York's plan to charge a fee for motorists entering its congested midtown area won't go into effect for another two years but is already renewing time-honored animosities between the state and its neighbor to the west. Standing on a bridge overlooking the heavily traveled George...
WASHINGTON — The average on-highway price of a gallon of diesel jumped 2.9 cents a gallon for the week ending April 22, according to the Energy Information Administration of the Department of Energy. It’s the second consecutive week of a significant increase. For the week ending April 15, the price...
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Assembly Republicans worked Monday to trump Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' plan to spend $10 million on electric vehicle charging stations in the state budget, announcing their own bill to set up the stations. Republicans and Evers have been stealing each other's ideas for months in a...
WASHINGTON — A new report finds American motorists “strongly support” a broad array of safety measures, from reducing local street speed limits and building more roundabout intersections to stricter seatbelt enforcement efforts. According to an article in the Journal of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, based...
BLOMINGTON, Ind. — FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index fell in February to a reading of 1.71, the lowest reading for the index since August 2017 and reflective of the easing market conditions for this transportation segment. Economic indicators linked to freight volume are generally weaker entering the new year and the...
In this episode we cover... - Did you eat at this truck stop? - 420 crackdown on 4/20. - We speak with Walmart. All this plus our Cat Scale Rig of the Week on this episode of The Trucker News Channel. thetrucker.com
SEATTLE — Convoy, a nationwide trucking network and platform, has launched Convoy Go, a drop and hook marketplace that allows any carrier or owner-operator in the U.S. to start hauling pre-loaded trailers, and to operate at the same level as large asset-based carriers. Drop shipments, or pre-loaded trailers, currently represent...
Remember two years ago, when it seemed like the entire trucking industry was counting down the days to the ELD deadline? Well, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) wants drivers to be aware of another countdown happening right now, although with much less hoopla than the Great ELD Panic...
DALLAS — Drivewyze has completed its service site rollout in Missouri at all 19 weigh stations across the state. Drivewyze PreClear weigh station bypass is now operational at all Missouri locations, delivering weigh station bypass opportunities to its customers driving in the state. “Our bypass service network is second to...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pilot Flying J will conduct its first-ever National Hiring Day on May 2 – the largest in-person and virtual hiring event in the company’s history. Gearing up for the influx of travelers this summer, the company aims to hire more than 5,000 new team members across its...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Landstar System Inc., a worldwide, asset-light provider of integrated transportation management solutions delivering specialized transportation services, presented the 2018 Rookie of the Year Award to independent Landstar agent J. Marshall Mizell during Landstar’s Annual Agent Convention held in Marco Island, Florida, this month. Landstar defines a rookie...
ORLANDO, Fla. — Design Interactive, providers of augmented and virtual reality-based fleet maintenance training solutions for the transportation industry, says it is providing a mobile augmented reality game of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s (TMC) National Technician Skills Competition. TMC is a technical council of the American Trucking Associations. The...
GREEN BAY, Wis. —  With its end-to-end delivery portfolio, Schneider says it is able to deliver seamless shipping that keeps businesses one step ahead from the first to the final mile. The middle mile, which provides connectivity from and between local last-mile terminals, is equally as important as its...