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Archive: November 2016

USA Truck Reports Q3 Revenues Down Sharply from Same Quarter Last Year

November 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
USA Truck Reports Q3 Revenues Down Sharply from Same Quarter Last Year

USA Truck Inc., a leading capacity solutions provider, announced that for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016, operating revenue was $105.5 million compared to $123.5 million for the prior-year period. Base revenue, which excludes fuel surcharges, was $94.7 million compared to $109.8 million for the 2015 period. Net income (loss) [...]

TravelCenters Forms TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network

November 7, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News
TravelCenters-TA-Petro

TravelCenters of America, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers travel center brands, has formed the TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network. TA has been in the truck stop tire business for more than 40 years. The TA Truck Service Commercial Tire Network allows TA to meet increased customer [...]

Backlog Adjustment Impacts October’s Class 8 Truck Orders

November 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Backlog Adjustment Impacts October’s Class 8 Truck Orders

FTR releases preliminary Class 8 net orders for October at 13,800 units, claiming the reported net order number for the month was negatively impacted by a significant cleanup of long-term excess orders by one OEM. With this backlog adjustment factored out, net orders would have been closer to 21,300 units [...]

XYpper Launches Transformative Technology for the Trucking Industry

November 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Technology
XYpper Launches Transformative Technology for the Trucking Industry

XYpper Inc. has launched an app- and web-based system for the trucking industry in North America that enables independent owner-operators and freight brokers to harness the power of web and mobile technology to connect, greatly improving efficiencies and increasing profit for both the truckers and brokers. The XYpper app works [...]

SAF-Holland Launches AeroBeam Sliding Air Suspension for Trucks

November 4, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
SAF-Holland Launches AeroBeam Sliding Air Suspension for Trucks

SAF-Holland has introduced the next generation of the SAF CBX Series lineup — the CBX40 AeroBeam sliding tandem axle air suspension, which the manufacturer claims is the lightest weight air suspension in the trucking industry. SAF-Holland, which is a leading global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, [...]

ABI Research: Freight as a Service to Exceed $900 Billion by 2030

November 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
ABI Research: Freight as a Service to Exceed $900 Billion by 2030

ABI Research forecasts Freight as a Service (FaaS) will represent 30 percent of total goods transportation revenues by 2030. Its benefits — similar to Mobility as a Service (MaaS) — include cost reductions, resource utilization improvements, and convergence of market landscapes through adoption of a sharing economy business model. FaaS [...]

So Far This Year, Class 8 Truck Registrations are Down 17.1%

November 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators
Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX)

New registrations of commercial vehicles in Classes 4 through 8 are down 4.2 percent through August of this year, according to new research presented by IHS Markit during the annual Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) underway in Las Vegas. Registrations of new Class 8 commercial vehicles are down 17.1 percent [...]

SkyBitz Launches Solar-powered Asset-tracking Solution

November 3, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
SkyBitz Launches Solar-powered Asset-tracking Solution

SkyBitz, a leader in commercial IoT telematics through application-specific analytics platforms, has released its Falcon GXT5000, a new solar-powered global positioning satellite (GPS) asset-tracking solution. The SkyBitz Falcon GXT5000 is the next generation of the company’s machine-to-machine (M2M) asset-tracking solutions on 3G/4G cellular networks. The solution delivers the visibility required [...]

Hazmat Transporters Doubt Supply Chain Partners Comply With Regs

November 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Hazmat Transporters Doubt Supply Chain Partners Comply With Regs

Despite the surge in the shipment of goods deemed dangerous and hazardous — and exemplified by the proliferation of lithium battery products — a large number of companies say they are not confident in their ability to be consistently compliant across their entire supply chain, posing serious safety and financial [...]

Convoy Partners with Unilever to Streamline Trucking Ops

November 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Seated from left are Kees Kruythoff, president of Unilever North America; Dan Lewis, CEO of Convoy. Standing from left are Seref Alptekin, Camille Chammas, Reginaldo Ecclissato, Sen. Bill Bradley, Wendy Herrick, Grant Ries, Jonathan Atwood, Tinsley Corbett, Matthew Algar and Ramesh Daga.(Photo: Business Wire)  

Convoy announced this week it has partnered with Unilever North America — a leader in supply chain management — in a multi-year trucking agreement to help advance Unilever’s operations. After a thorough evaluation of modern, on-demand trucking service providers, Unilever selected Convoy because of its commitment to superior service, driver [...]