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Volvo’s SuperTruck is part evolution, part revolution

TMW Systems adds new intermodal features to TruckMate software

TMW Systems has expanded features in its TruckMate transportation management system for intermodal service.

‘There’s more freight coming your way’ in 2017, trucking economist contends

Carriers should, if current indicators hold true, prepare for better freight volume in 2017, said American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.

Top 250 acquisition: Central Freight plans to purchase Wilson Trucking

Central Freight President and CEO Don Orr says the acquisition will allow the company to expand further into the Southeastern U.S., where Wilson primarily operates.

SambaSafety acquires Vigillo; companies plan to offer ‘single dashboard’ for driver risk management

SambaSafety plans to create a risk identification and mitigation dashboard that combines both MVR and CSA data for fleets.

January trailer orders soar over 2016

Trailer orders have totaled 234,000 units for the past 12 months.

PacLease adds to its emergency roadside assistance program

PacLease says added diagnostic visibility, along with the company's Call Center, can help coordinate the proper course of action for customers.
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FMCSA clarifies ELD mandate’s ‘grandfather’ clause and potential issues with non-compliant ELDs

FMCSA last week issued new guidance for carriers on the looming compliance date for the agency's ELD mandate, addressing the use of older devices and ...

Predicting driver turnover: the model sends a message

Drivers may not be aware of the kinds of data that can be used to predict turnover. Some predictive models give drivers a chance to ...

2016 set record for vehicle miles traveled, FHWA reports

The year’s 3.2 trillion vehicle miles traveled is 87.5 billion more miles than were traveled in 2015, FHWA reports.

Indicators: Truck tonnage jumped in January, index hints at positive momentum for rates

Hopes for a turnaround in the soft trucking environment remain as tonnage rose in January and line haul rates saw their best year-over-year numbers in ...

DOT policies on Mexican carriers, cross-border trucking face challenges in Congress, courts

While Congress eyes tightening the criteria for Mexican carriers entering the U.S. as part of an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement, a ...

Penske to pay drivers $750k to settle prominent lawsuit over California-required breaks

Two and a half years after the case produced a landmark court decision, Penske Logistics has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a class action ...

Diesel continues streak of flat pricing

The country's average diesel price has remained with a 3-cent window to this point in 2017.

Lytx signs 900+ fleets to video-based DriveCam safety program in 2016

Lytx announced that it maintained a 65 percent market share – five times that of its closest competitor--in 2016