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Brokers Offer Smartphone Apps for Truckers to Make It Easier to Find Available Freight

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

Sifting through load boards can be a difficult and time-consuming task, but new apps are helping small carriers and owner-operators sort through the clutter using GPS to identify nearby freight.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business, Fuel

Diesel Increases 6¢ to $2.370; Gasoline Rises 4.4¢ to $2.193

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The U.S. diesel average price rose 6 cents to $2.370 per gallon last week, the Department of Energy reported, as demand for the fuel rose.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business, Fuel

Study Finds Continued Savings for 17 Fleets Through Use of Fuel-Efficient Technologies

Seventeen trucking fleets realized a 3% increase in fuel savings in 2015, equally about a half-billion dollars, compared with the national average by adopting fuel-efficient technologies, according to a new report from the North American Council for Freight Efficiency.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business

Competition Intensifies in Factoring Sector as Conditions Weaken in Trucking Market

Competition is intensifying in the factoring sector as freight markets shift, said a number of executives whose businesses offer fleets upfront invoice payments for a fee.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2016
Government, Fuel

New GHG Rule Finalized

The Obama administration unveiled its long-anticipated Phase 2 rule on greenhouse-gas emissions from heavy- and medium-duty trucks, pushing the industry to make tractors and trailers that are more aerodynamic and fuel-efficient, yet still safe and durable.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
August 22, 2016
Business

OEM Engines Grow Share

Class 8 engines from Daimler Trucks North America became the most installed in trucks leaving North American factories for the first half of 2016, surpassing those from longtime industry leader Cummins Inc.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2016
Government

Online Database Could Ease Driver Detention, Experts Say

TT File Photo

The chronic problem of driver detention at shippers’ docks may be solved by allowing customers to grade a company’s business performance and publish it in an electronic database.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
August 15, 2016
Business, Equipment

In Typical Roadside Tire Emergencies, It’s Often Tire Makers to the Rescue

Michelin Americas Truck Tires

Roadside tire emergencies typically strike without warning, despite the best-laid preventive maintenance programs of fleet and maintenance managers.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
August 15, 2016
Government, Business

Transportation Groups Urge Lawmakers to Preserve Funds for State Infrastructure

Project Neon -- Nevada DOT

Groups representing state transportation agencies said they want congressional funding leaders returning to Washington next month to ensure that state transportation departments are not stripped of funds they could use for big-scale infrastructure projects.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2016
Business

ATA Wins N.Y. Truck Toll Diversion Case

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It is unconstitutional for the New York State Thruway Authority to use millions of dollars in toll revenue paid by commercial truckers to maintain the state’s canal system, a federal judge ruled Aug. 10.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2016

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