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First ATA Economic Summit to offer fleets look at economy

ATA says attendees will have the opportunity to gain perspective on the economy and forecasts in the supply chain to help plan their fleet's futures.

Economic panel: Slow going for U.S. economy

The anemic economic recovery also is reflected in the trucking industry, with total truckload volumes flat on a year-over-year basis, said Bob Costello, ATA chief economist and session moderator. “Freight ...

McLeod Software sprinting to help carriers, brokers meet FSMA requirements

Tom McLeod said it is a top priority for his software company to develop new features that help carriers and brokers meet the FSMA requirements by April, 2017.

Carriers need to plan for potential global recession, transpo economists say

Despite strong headwinds from various sources, the U.S. economy continues to grow slowly, but carriers need to have a plan in place for the coming years should the economy reverse ...
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Carriers, brokers using tech to improve bid response during 2016 freight recession

Bid packages from shippers can be time consuming with hundreds - and potentially thousands - of lanes to analyze and respond to with pricing.

DTNA opens new headquarters in Portland

After two years of construction, Daimler Trucks North America announced the opening of its new headquarters on its corporate campus along the banks of the Willamette River in Portland, Ore. ...

Bernie Sanders says he’d work to ‘take trucks off the road’ with modern rail system if elected president

It’s unclear whether he meant all trucks or just some trucks, but speaking this weekend, presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders, running as a Democrat, told a crowd of supporters the ...

Karl Rove outlines murky path to White House

The challenges facing the country in the current U.S. election cycle are nothing new, said Karl Rove, political strategist and former senior advisor to President George W. Bush, during a ...

Volvo not resting on its laurels: OEM eyes new market segments after restructure

The restructuring of Volvo Group’s business units announced last month that splits Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks into two distinct units in North America will lead to improvements in customer ...

Economic expansion expected to continue through 2016, boosting trucking economy 

Speaking at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas Monday, Rob Dieli benchmarked Truckable Economic Activity (TEA) at $10.6 trillion, calling the odds for a recession through September of ...

The sharing economy: 5 ways to strike gold in trucking

Entrepreneurs and investors are eyeing opportunities to strike it rich by simplifying complex freight transactions.

Analyst: Carrier conditions very favorable, Class 8 sales on track for record year

Kenneth Vieth, president and senior analyst for ACT Research, says that the current economic conditions in the U.S. are extremely favorable for carriers today, although he cautions that fleets should ...

Telematics index: fleet performance is a leading economic indicator, study shows

A study by Fleetmatics shows that real-time performance data on fleets can be used on a collective basis to predict economic health

Carriers’ top concerns for 2015: No. 1 — Driver availability

With a steady economy, it’s unlikely the driver shortage problem weakens in 2015, and it will be of particular interest to watch driver pay trends to see how carriers can ...