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Archive: November 2016

October’s Trailer Orders Up 72% for Month; Down 38% for Year

November 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
October’s Trailer Orders Up 72% for Month; Down 38% for Year

Trucking industry analysts at FTR report final October net trailer orders at 20,200 units, which is up 72 percent month over month but down 38 percent year over year, which the company says basically meet expectations. Although dry van orders in October were the highest in 10 months, they were [...]

Cancelations Weaken Class 8 Orders; Pace Steady for Medium Duty

November 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Cancelations Weaken Class 8 Orders; Pace Steady for Medium Duty

Net orders for Class 8 tractors continued to move sideways for a third consecutive month in October at 13,907 units, according to ACT Research Co. Inc. Seasonally adjusted, October’s orders were weak at 12,060 units. “The driving factor behind the weak net orders number was an unusually high level of [...]

ATRI Report Cites Autonomous Vehicle Impacts on Trucking Industry

November 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
ATRI Report Cites Autonomous Vehicle Impacts on Trucking Industry

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released its report identifying potential impacts of autonomous vehicle technology on the trucking industry, which include significant safety and productivity benefits that could result from autonomous technology adoption. ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee identified this report and the top research priority for the industry [...]

MyGeotab Benefits Fleets Managing Trucks by Mobile Phone, Tablet

November 21, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
MyGeotab Benefits Fleets Managing Trucks by Mobile Phone, Tablet

Geotab, a leading open platform in telematics with more than 500,000 subscribers in 70 countries, said its MyGeotab fleet management software app is now available in the Google Play Store. The new app makes accessing MyGeotab quicker and more convenient for those fleet managers or business owners who tend to [...]

Tenstreet Announces Plan To Accelerate Development

November 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Tenstreet the leading web-based provider of driver recruiting software and workflow solutions for the trucking and transportation industry, announced today that it has received a significant investment from Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm. The investment will accelerate development of Tenstreet’s product portfolio and further position the company to [...]

Accuride Corporation Announces Completion of Acquisition by Crestview Partners

November 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News

Accuride Corporation announced today the completion of its acquisition by Crestview Partners a leading New York based private equity firm, pursuant to the merger agreement it announced on September 2, 2016. Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch said, “Today marks the start of a new and exciting chapter for our [...]

3 Ways to Mitigate Downward Pricing on Used Trucks

November 18, 2016 By: Dale Tower, AmeriQuest Tags: Blogs, Fleet Management

In a market that’s “drowning” in used trucks, what can fleet owners do to help ensure that their vehicles get sold. The pricing of the class 8 truck market continues to decline. Light and medium duty trucks have joined in the decline and the trailer market has also started to [...]

FTR Analyzes Potential Impact of Election on Trucking Industry

November 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
FTR Analyzes Potential Impact of Election on Trucking Industry

In a note to its subscribers, FTR foresees limited short-term impact to the overall economy — and the transportation industry in particular — as a result of the U.S. presidential election results. Behind this assessment is the fact that the new President won’t take office for three months, and then [...]

Mack GuardDog Connect Now Standard in Mack LR Trucks

November 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Mack GuardDog Connect Now Standard in Mack LR Trucks

Mack GuardDog Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution, is now available and standard in all Mack-powered vehicles, including the Mack LR, Mack’s newest refuse model. Mack expanded the offering of GuardDog Connect to Mack LR low-entry cabover refuse models equipped with an MP engine after receiving ongoing positive feedback from customers. [...]

Love’s Travel Stops Surpasses 400 Locations in U.S.

November 11, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
Love’s Travel Stops Surpasses 400 Locations in U.S.

With the opening of a new Love’s Travel Stop in South Holland, Ill., Love’s celebrates surpassing 400 locations. The company reaches this milestone during a year of tremendous growth. This year alone, Love’s has opened 37 locations and added more than 2,200 truck-parking spaces across 15 states. Love’s is on [...]