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Archive: June 2016

Last Week’s  Spot Truckload Rates Remain Unchanged

June 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Last Week’s  Spot Truckload Rates Remain Unchanged

National average spot truckload rates were unchanged as spot market activity slowed during the week ending June 25, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. The total number of posted loads fell 6.2 percent while available truck capacity dropped 9.3 percent. Load-to-truck ratios increased across [...]

Trucking’s Investment in Safety Totals $9.5 Billion Each Year

June 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Safety
Trucking’s Investment in Safety Totals $9.5 Billion Each Year

The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion in safety annually according to a landmark report released Wednesday by American Trucking Associations. “We know that this industry prioritizes and invests in improving safety on our nation’s highways,” said Dave Osiecki, ATA’s executive vice president of National Advocacy. “With the results [...]

weBoost Brings Truckers Improved Connectivity with Signal Booster

June 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
weBoost Brings Truckers Improved Connectivity with Signal Booster

St. George, Utah-based weBoost, a global leader in cell signal boosters, has just introduced its Drive 4G-X OTR, an all-in-one signal booster kit for commercial truck drivers. The Drive 4G-X OTR is weBoost’s most powerful mobile booster, enabling up to 32 times stronger signal on the road so drivers with [...]

Diesel Prices at Nation’s Truck Stops Remain Unchanged Last Week

June 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety
Nation's Truck Stop Diesel Prices Remain Unchanged Last Week

The average price for a gallon of diesel fuel remained unchanged at $2.426 last week, with various regions recording slight increases and decreases at the pump. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), prices are still 41.7 cents per gallon cheaper than a year ago this week. Minuscule increases [...]

Omnitracs Takes Gold, Silver, Bronze at American Business Awards

June 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
Omnitracs Takes Gold, Silver, Bronze at American Business Awards

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, was named the winner of multiple Stevie Awards in the New Product or Service of the Year for Software category in the 14th annual American Business Awards. The company received a Gold Stevie Award in Supply Chain Management [...]

Drivers Legal Plan Renews ATA Featured Product Agreement

June 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) said Drivers Legal Plan — a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of truck drivers and the interests of trucking companies — has renewed as an ATA Featured Product provider. “Motor carriers understand that professional truck drivers need legal protection, and it’s in [...]

BettsHD Releases Product Video Series for Heavy-duty Trucks

June 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fleet Management
BettsHD Releases Product Video Series for Heavy-duty Trucks

Fresno, Calif.-based BettsHD, an industry leader in spray suppression technology for heavy-duty trucks and trailers, has released a new video series to educate maintenance technicians, salesmen and countermen on the features and benefits of the BettsHD quarter fender product line. The videos are not only focused on features and benefits, [...]

ACT Figures Show Used Class 8 Truck Volumes Drop 18% in May

June 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ACT Figures Show Used Class 8 Truck Volumes Drop 18% in May

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales volumes took a steep downward turn in May, falling by double-digit percentages month over month and year over year. However, year-to-date volumes declined by a smaller percentage, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, [...]

FTR Shippers Conditions Index Shows Improvement in April

June 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR Shippers Conditions Index Improves for Shippers in April

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for April rose marginally to a reading of 1.5 — up from 0.4 in March. The new reading reflects improved market conditions for shippers as freight demand remains sluggish. The SCI is at its highest sustained level since 2011; however, conditions for shippers should reverse [...]

Fan Favorites Highlight Mid-July Iowa 80 Truckers Jamboree Concerts

June 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Owner Operators
Entertainer  Sammy Kershaw.

Iowa 80 Truckstop has announced a slate of five performers who will take the stage July 14 through 16  to entertain attendees at the Walcott Truckers Jamboree in Walcott, Iowa. “We have a great lineup this year,” said Heather DeBaillie, marketing manager for the Midwest truck driver Mecca. “Our performers are [...]