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Truck tonnage up slightly in March, still ‘clawing out of hole’ from winter

Truck tonnage rose 0.6 percent in March from February, according to the American Trucking Associations' monthly For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, but tonnage is still trying to recoup losses caused by severe winter weather in December and January that sidelined freight movement. ATA also downwardly revised February's ...

Hendrickson’s lift axle platform

Hendrickson’s Toughlift lift axle platform is designed to use round axles for nonsteerable and steer applications in severe- or heavy-duty vocations, with a round tube axle design that promotes up to a 25,000-pound capacity. The initial steer model, the LK, is developed around an integrated ...

Semler’s DEF fuel island storage

Semler’s Mini-Bulk diesel exhaust fluid modular mini-bulk above-ground storage system is designed for use at fleets, commercial locations and retail facilities. The system can be installed in a variety of extreme climate conditions and is designed to meet the space restrictions of a standard fuel ...

E-log mandate to push droves of drivers from trucking?

Could the implementation of the electronic logging device mandate cause huge numbers of drivers to simply bow out and leave the industry out of frustration with perceived overregulation? According to results from a recent survey done by CCJ publisher Randall-Reilly, a big chunk of drivers are threatening ...

Con-way Freight, ODFL, YRC Freight commit to uShip marketplace

Online freight marketplace uShip announced three top national LTL carriers – Con-way Freight, Old Dominion Freight Line and YRC Freight – have committed to uShip’s shipper-direct LTL spot rate marketplace. This brings the total national and regional LTL carriers that are either live or coming online to ...

GE Fleet Services launches MyFleetOffice2

GE Capital Fleet Services announced the launch of MyFleetOffice2, an online fleet management platform that gives fleet managers the ability to do more powerful analytics and to complete a wide range of administrative tasks more easily and entirely online. Incorporating extensive input from GE Fleet customers, the ...

Shamrock Foods chooses XRS for electronic logs

XRS Corporation, a provider of mobile fleet optimization systems, announced that Shamrock Foods – a nationally-ranked manufacturer and distributor of quality food products – has selected XRS mobile fleet optimization and its Mobile Application Programming Interface to improve customer service, comply with FMCSA regulations and leverage ...

Jump Technologies creates route optimization feature

Jump Technologies announced a new route optimization solution built specifically for independent office supply dealers. Route optimization is now available for the JumpTrack cloud-based, proof-of-delivery (POD) system that transforms an unordered list of stops into an optimized delivery sequence. According to the National Private Truck Council ...

EFS to be acquired by private equity firm

Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement whereby one of its affiliates will acquire 100 percent of Electronic Funds Source LLC (EFS), a provider of corporate payments systems, from an investor group including ...

Orbcomm moves to new facility

Orbcomm, a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems, announced that it has relocated its Innovation and Network Control Center to a newly renovated facility just minutes from its current location in Dulles, VA, on April 14, 2014. “Our new Innovation and Network Control Center was specifically ...

6 more PeopleNet employees earn CTP status

PeopleNet, a Trimble company and provider of fleet mobility technology, announced that it has added six employees to its roster of 34 Certified Transportation Professionals (CTPs) at the graduation ceremony at the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) Education Management Conference and Exhibition being held in Cincinnati, April ...

Hamilton Caster’s heavy-duty series

Hamilton’s 7700 Caster Series is a line of dual-wheel solid pneumatic casters designed to cushion loads while providing a carrying capacity up to 8,400 pounds per caster. The series is rated for heavy-duty ground support and is built for greater stability due to their ...

Technician shortage: Fleets, dealers, shops face growing gap for qualified mechanics

Just like the driver shortage plaguing trucking fleets and projected to worsen in the next decade, so too does the industry face a growing need for truck mechanics. CCJ sister site Successful Dealer Editor Jason Cannon has put together a four-part series examining in-depth the shortage, tech school ...

Zebra Technologies to acquire Motorola Enterprise for $3.45B

Zebra Technologies Corporation and Motorola Solutions, Inc. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Zebra will acquire Motorola’s Enterprise business for $3.45 billion in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition will be funded through a combination of cash on hand and new ...

Truck size and weight limits study: DOT to offer webinar update on MAP-21-required report

The Federal Highway Administration will be holding an open-to-the-public webinar May 6 to provide an update on the MAP-21 required study on truck size and weight limits, the agency announced April 15 in the Federal Register. FHWA says the update will "include an update on the ...

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