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Archive: December 2016

Shippers Conditions Index for September Slips into Negative Territory

December 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Shippers Conditions Index for September Slips into Negative Territory

Bloomington, Ind.-based trucking industry analysts FTR said the company’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) moved back into negative territory in September, falling three points from August to a -2.4 reading. The August positive reading was not expected to last and September’s slow but steady build in regulatory drag moved the index [...]

Summit Truck Group Promotes Latest International HX Model Trucks

December 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
Summit Truck Group Promotes Latest International HX Model Trucks

Over the past two months, Summit Truck Group has held HX Events at 10 of its dealership locations, featuring open houses with ride and drive opportunities. The open houses were held in Oklahoma City Okla., Little Rock Ark., Albuquerque N.M., Farmington N.M., Joplin Mo., Kansas City Mo., Springfield, Mo., Lubbock, [...]

ClearPathGPS Partners With VisTracks for Trucking ELD Product Set

December 2, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Technology
ClearPathGPS Partners With VisTracks for Trucking ELD Product Set

VisTracks Inc., a provider of FMCSA-certified Hours of Service (HOS) and DVIR applications, has partnered with fleet solutions provider ClearPathGPS whereby ClearPathGPS will resell a branded version of this product set. After evaluating several competing products, ClearPathGPS selected VisTracks as their FMCSA-certified ELD/DVIR provider. VisTracks gained Federal Motor Carrier Safety [...]

September’s NAFTA Freight Numbers Down 3.8% for Trucking

December 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News
September’s NAFTA Freight Numbers Down 3.8% for Trucking

Two transportation modes — rail and air — carried more U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in September 2016 compared to September 2015 as total freight on all modes decreased 2.3 percent to $91.1 billion in current dollars. According to the [...]

DHL Fleet Makes the Holidays Feel Like Home for U.S. Troops

December 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Image, News
DHL Fleet Makes the Holidays Feel Like Home for U.S. Troops

For U.S. troops serving in desert locales such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain, it’s beginning to look — and smell — a lot like Christmas and the holidays. Hundreds of fresh-cut Christmas trees, along with thousands of holiday letters, menorahs, decorations and gifts, will find their way to these [...]

AmeriPride’s F-59 Truck Fleet Gets Hybrid Electric Powertrains

December 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Fuel, Technology
AmeriPride’s F-59 Truck Fleet Gets Hybrid Electric Powertrains

XL Hybrids Inc., a leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, said AmeriPride Services will take delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks featuring XL Hybrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System by the end of this year. AmeriPride, which is a leader in sustainable practices in the [...]