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Archive: November 2016

Last Week’s Spot Truckload Rates Jump on Increased Demand

November 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Last Week’s Spot Truckload Rates Jump on Increased Demand

Spot truckload market load availability gained 4.8 percent during the week ending Nov. 5 while the number of trucks posted slipped 2.0 percent, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards. At $1.70/mile, the average spot truckload van rate was up 5 cents week-over-week and was [...]

Spireon Names Truck Telematics Executive Leadership Team

November 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Spireon Names Truck Telematics Executive Leadership Team

Irvine, Calif.-based Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, has appointed Todd Abbott, Carla Fitzgerald and Rick Gruenhagen to Spireon’s executive team, leading sales, marketing and technology functions respectively. Joining recently appointed CEO Kevin Weiss, the new leadership additions will be instrumental in driving [...]

OSHA Outlines its Top 10 Workplace Safety Violations for 2016

November 10, 2016 By: Kyle Meiner, HNI Tags: Blogs, Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced its Top 10 most frequently cited safety violations for workplace safety with its top category including almost 7,000 violations. Do you know how to avoid these common pitfalls when it comes to your employees’ health and safety? We share these 10 [...]

TMC Donates Updated PMI Manuals to 50 Truck Tech Schools

November 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News, Technology
TMC Donates Updated PMI Manuals to 50 Truck Tech Schools

The American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) has donated copies of its newly updated its PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to more than 50 technical institutes in 28 states for use in diesel technician training curriculum. “With the need for skilled technicians [...]

Utah Transportation Fleet Adds Lytx DriveCam to all 350 of its Trucks

November 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Safety, Technology
Utah Transportation Fleet Adds Lytx DriveCam to all 350 of its Trucks

When St. George, Utah-based van freight leader Andrus Transportation Services sought a way to safeguard its freight, its drivers and the roads they travel while still maximizing their trucking assets, its leadership knew that video could be the powerful tool they needed. That’s when the Andrus team, which serves 11 [...]

New Horton Truck Fan, Fan Drive Deliver Cool Engine Solutions

November 9, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
New Horton Truck Fan, Fan Drive Deliver Cool Engine Solutions

Horton, a provider of engine cooling solutions worldwide, has introduced two new offerings that enhance its expanding product portfolio — the HTEC 1800 fan and the RCV1000 fan drive. The new products provide engine-cooling solutions for customers in the off-highway trucking industry seeking increased productivity, fuel efficiency, reliability and noise [...]

At $800,000-plus, Ryder Sets Employee Record for United Way

November 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
At $800,000-plus, Ryder Sets Employee Record for United Way

Ryder System Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, has announced a record-setting 2016 United Way campaign total of $812,701, surpassing its campaign goal. Employee donations from across the company also set a record with a total of $392,701, an increase of 4.4 percent [...]

Dorsey Adds Giant Aluminum Platform Trailer Series for Truck Fleets

November 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Dorsey Adds Giant Aluminum Platform Trailer Series for Truck Fleets

Dorsey Trailer, one of the heavy-duty industry’s oldest trailer manufacturers, has introduced its weight-saving Aluminum Giant all-aluminum platform trailer series. Designed and engineered for significant weight savings, outstanding payload capacity and northern element corrosion resistance, the all-aluminum has a capacity of 80,000 pounds evenly distributed and an available 52,000-pound capacity [...]

Omnitracs Makes Asset Tracking Beneficial to All Truck Fleets

November 8, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
Omnitracs Makes Asset Tracking Beneficial to All Truck Fleets

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, now offers two flagship solutions for scalable, easy-to-deploy telematics and compliance that can benefit a wider number of industries using a variety of vehicle classes, to allow fleets of all sizes to realize greater benefits from real-time [...]

Kenworth T680 Truck Bringing 80-foot Christmas Tree to U.S. Capitol

November 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Image, News
Kenworth T680 Truck Bringing 80-foot Christmas Tree to U.S. Capitol

The 52nd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree — an 80-foot-tall Englemann Spruce from Idaho — has begun its 4,000-mile journey from the Payette National Forest to Washington, D.C., following its harvesting last week and a community celebration last weekend in McCall, Idaho. The tree was cut, hoisted onto a flatbed trailer, [...]