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Archive: November 2016

ATA Lauds Nomination of Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

November 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA Lauds Nomination of Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) praised President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to be the next Secretary of Transportation. Chris Spear, ATA’s president and CEO, said Tuesday, “I had the privilege of serving with and working closely with Secretary Chao during my time at the [...]

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Modest Market Tightening

November 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Modest Market Tightening

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) for September retreated somewhat from August with a reading of 5.47. However, the overall positive trend in the index reflects the modest tightening in capacity as additional regulations take effect in 2017. This expected drag on capacity should improve pricing and margins for carriers through [...]

East Manufacturing Taps Bill Wallace as Platform Product Manager

November 30, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News

East Manufacturing Corp. has named Bill Wallace as platform product manager in addition to his current position as Northeast Regional sales manager. In his new role, Wallace will oversee all flatbed and drop deck trailer sales. “After 32 years with East, Bill focuses on growing our platform customer base,” said [...]

Trucking Research Shows October Trailer Orders Surpass September

November 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Trucking Research Shows October Trailer Orders Surpass September

New and net trailer orders climbed in October, driven both by dry vans and reefers. However, even with October’s rebound, orders are still behind from last year by a wide margin,. According to the most recent State of the Industry: U.S. Trailers published by ACT Research Co. (ACT), a significant [...]

DAT’s Spot Truckload Freight Volume Shows 7% Hike for Week

November 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
DAT’s Spot Truckload Freight Volume Shows 7% Hike for Week

The number of available loads on the DAT network of load boards jumped a full 7 percent during the week ending Nov. 19. Balanced against a 2 percent gain in posted trucks, national average load-to-truck ratios picked up across the board, with van L/T up 5 percent; reefer L/T up [...]

Navistar Debuts Fleetrite Truck Collision Replacement Products

November 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment
Navistar Debuts Fleetrite Truck Collision Replacement Products

Navistar has introduced a new line of Fleetrite collision replacement products for a variety of heavy-duty truck applications. The all-makes trucks parts line of bumpers, hoods and grilles provides what customers expect from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). “For over 40 years, our Fleetrite brand has provided quality parts for [...]

U.S. District Court Blocks Trucking Overtime Regs from Taking Effect

November 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
U.S. District Court Blocks Trucking Overtime Regs from Taking Effect

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has reacted to a ruling by Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas blocking the Obama Administration’s new overtime rule from taking effect. “We are pleased that Judge Mazzant has enjoined the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, [...]

October’s Used Class 8 Truck Sales Up 7% After September Decline

November 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
October’s Used Class 8 Truck Sales Up 7% After September Decline

Used Class 8 truck same dealer sales increased in October, reversing the decline reported in September, according to the latest release of the State of the Industry: U.S. Classes 3-8 Used Trucks, published by ACT Research. Month-to-month, volumes saw a 7 percent increase, which helped offset part of the 11 [...]

Freightliner Recalls 863 Cascadia Trucks for Tire Tread Problem

November 28, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Freightliner Recalls 863 Cascadia Trucks for Tire Tread Problem

There have been 48 recalls of Cascadia commercial trucks in recent years, with the latest issued mid-month due to a problem with tires on about 863 trucks, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) is recalling certain model year 2017 Freightliner Cascadia, [...]

ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Drops Off 0.3% in October

November 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ATA’s Truck Tonnage Index Fell 0.3% in October

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index contracted 0.3 percent in October, following a 6.3 percent drop during September. In October, the index equaled 131.6 (2000=100), down from 131.9 in September. The all-time high was 144 in February. Compared with October 2015, the seasonally adjusted [...]