Business, Technology

KPIs: Fleet Managers Watch Key Performance Indicators to Make Data-Driven Decisions, Improve Operations

Boyd Bros. Transportation Inc.

If you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it. That old business adage may not apply in all cases, but it does capture the essense of a growing movement toward data-driven decision-­making in trucking.

Mindy Long | Contributing Writer
October 11, 2017
Business, Equipment, Safety

Fleets Heed Call to Service for a Region in Distress

Harvey roads Charlie Riedel/Associated Press

Even while Hurricane Harvey lashed Houston, trucking companies navigated whatever roads were available for rescue and supply missions in response to the Texas Trucking Association’s call for volunteers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 31, 2017
Government, Safety

FMCSA to Begin Crash Accountability Program to Aid Fleets’ Safety Scores

FMCSA is beginning a two-year crash preventability demonstration program that will classify a crash as “not preventable” on a carrier’s Safety Measurement System profile in instances where the carrier is not at fault.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2017
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Rises 1¢ to $2.491; Gasoline Drops 1.9¢ to $2.278

driver pumps diesel Thinkstock

The U.S. average diesel price rose 1 cent to $2.491, the Department of Energy said July 17.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

In Break From Otto, Uber Upgrades Lidar to Third-Party, Off-the-Shelf System

Uber Truck Uber

Uber has upgraded its trucks to its Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) technology stack, and they are driving on freeways around San Francisco.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
July 6, 2017
Business, Logistics

May Tonnage Gains 4.8%, Reversing Downward Trend

Truck tonnage rose 4.8% in May compared with one year ago, the largest year-over-year gain since November 2016, according to the monthly American Trucking Associations index, suggesting that the freight market has tightened in recent weeks.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017

Ohio EPA to Lower Nitrogen Oxide Output; Effort to Be Funded by $71.4 Million from VW

Ohio traffic Ohio Department of Administrative Services

Ohio expects to receive $71.4 million from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Agreement between 2017 and 2027 to fund projects to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from commercial trucks and other sources in the transportation sector, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 26, 2017

Crete Carrier Names Tim Aschoff President

Tim Aschoff Crete Carrier Corp.

Crete Carrier Corp. appointed Tim Aschoff president, adding to his role of chief operating officer.

Transport Topics
June 22, 2017
Business, Safety

XPO Says Thanks a Million to Drivers Safely Reaching Milestone

XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics celebrated drivers with at least 1 million accident-free miles at a two-day celebration in Ann Arbor, Mich., in mid-June, including a question-and-answer session hosted by company CEO Brad Jacobs.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2017

State Winners Gearing Up for National Truck Driving Championships

Duck John Sommers II for TT

State-level championships are coming to a quick close with the winners poised to move on to the National Truck Driving Championships in August.

Marissa Gamache | Special to Transport Topics
June 22, 2017