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Archive: September 2016

Hanjin Bankruptcy Affecting Nation’s Truckload Spot Market

September 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Hanjin Shipping’s Bankruptcy Ripples Into Truckload Spot Market

As the West Coast feels ripple effects from the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co., nationally the number of loads fell 5 percent during the week ending Sept. 24 while capacity was up 3 percent, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. There is generally an [...]

Love’s Expanding its Truck Maintenance Services Across U.S.

September 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Love’s Expanding its Truck Maintenance Services Across U.S.

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. is expanding its truck maintenance program at all travel stop locations nationwide to include additional services to existing truck tire care and light mechanical options. The additional maintenance offering focuses on oil changes to the motor, transmission and gear boxes and is complemented [...]

Lytx Debuts Unisyn Always-on Video Platform for Trucking Fleets

September 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety, Technology
Lytx Debuts Unisyn Always-on Video Platform for Trucking Fleets

Lytx, a San Diego-based leader in video telematics, has introduced the Unisyn platform, a new video telematics model that gives unprecedented levels of quality video access and video expandability to commercial truck fleets. Lytx launched the video telematics category in 1998, combining video capture of road incidents such as hard [...]

NADA: Sweet Spot for Used Trucks is 4 Years Old and 400,000 Miles

September 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
NADA: Sweet Spot for Used Trucks is 4 Years Old and 400,000 Miles

In its latest Commercial Truck Guidelines report, used commercial truck analysts at NADA Used Car Guide claim the late summer months brought with them a slowdown in sales and prices in the wholesale and retail markets. Analysts forecast about 3 percent depreciation per month until the end of the year. [...]

Ford’s Big Trucks Experiencing Best Year-to-Date Since 1997

September 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Sales of Ford F-650 and F-750 trucks are up 59 percent year-over-year through August 2016 – the best year-to-date sales total for Ford’s largest trucks since August 1997. A new dedicated tractor model is attracting growing interest from beverage fleets.

Ford, America’s truck leader, has outfitted hard-working fleets with more F-650 and F-750 trucks in the first eight months of 2016 than all year in 2015. Sales of the all-new medium-duty Ford trucks are up 59 percent year-over-year through August, with 10,160 sold. That’s the best year-to-date sales total for [...]

Record360 Offers OFAC & Facial Recognition Security Check Solution

September 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Record360 Offers OFAC & Facial Recognition Security Check Solution

Record360, the Seattle-based provider of asset condition reporting software, has announced the official release of its OFAC and facial recognition security check solution. The new addition to Record360’s software allows rental and leasing firms to stay compliant with federal law and security procedures while seamlessly moving their customers through the [...]

ATRI: Fuel Prices Attributed to Decline in Trucking’s Operational Costs

September 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATRI: Fuel Prices Attributed to Decline in Trucking’s Operational Costs

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) this week released the findings of its 2016 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking, that show driver costs surpass overall costs for fleets than fuel. Using financial data provided directly by motor carriers throughout the country, this research documents and [...]

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. Debuts New 4000AE Flatbed

September 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. Debuts New 4000AE Flatbed

Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co., the industry’s largest manufacturer of refrigerated trailers and a leading manufacturer of dry freight vans, flatbeds, and curtain-sided trailers this week introduced its new 4000AE flatbed trailer. “Our new 4000AE flatbed delivers the strength and long-term benefits of a durable combo trailer,” said Larry Roland, director [...]

Eaton Showcases Trucking Valvetrain Technologies at IAA

September 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Eaton Showcases Trucking Valvetrain Technologies at IAA

Power management company Eaton last week showcased its complete portfolio of advanced and standard valvetrain solutions – including variable valve lift for both diesel and gasoline engines, cylinder deactivation, hydraulic lash adjusting and decompression engine brake — at the 66th IAA Commercial Vehicle Show. The technologies provide customers with benefits [...]

FTR Shippers Conditions Index for July Remains in Neutral Territory

September 27, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR Shippers Conditions Index for July Remains in Neutral Territory

FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for July — showing a miniscule improvement from June — remains at a near neutral reading of -0.1. The index will continue to hover around equilibrium until early 2017 when steady increases in regulatory drag will increase trucking costs due to tightened capacity, according to [...]