Editorial: A Matter of Perspective

Any artist will tell you that perspective matters when looking at a picture. A survey of the financial picture for industries that affect trucking, which was presented at an economic conference last week, is no different.

July 20, 2017

Carriers Benefit as California Agricultural Sector Rebounds

Truck Devine Intermodal

California’s drought of 2011 through 2015 didn’t just dry up the state’s harvests of crops such as almonds, grapes and oranges — it also dried up business for motor carriers.

July 20, 2017
Business, Fuel

EFS Launches Its Largest Discount Fuel Network

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Payment solutions provider EFS launched its largest fleet savings network to give smaller over-the-road fleets a competitive edge.

June 26, 2017
Business, Equipment

Carriers, Shippers View Drop and Hook as Improvement in Operational Efficiency

ricecakeFTW via YouTube

Shippers and carriers sometimes might disagree on fair rates, settlement schedules or detention charges. But there is one freight-hauling technique that wins kudos from both sides: drop and hook. It sounds easy — and it can be — if the timing is right, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

LTL Fleets Post Profits for 2016 But Come Up Short of Forecasts

YRC Worldwide

Recent less-than-truckload earnings reports point to a sector that ended 2016 profitably but at lower levels than the year before.

February 13, 2017

Fleets Fight Fuel Gelling From Winter’s Chill With Tricks of the Truck Maintenance Trade

Ryder System Inc.

As the cold temperatures of winter set in, fleets and fuel providers are using a variety of methods to prevent fuel gelling, which can lead to truck breakdowns and maintenance headaches.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
December 12, 2016
Government, Business

EEOC Sues Stevens Transport for Refusing to Hire Driver

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal lawsuit against Dallas-based refrigerated carrier Stevens Transport Inc. for refusing to hire a truck driver with bipolar disorder.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2016

Fleet Failures at 2-Year High in Weak 3Q Freight Market

Fleet failures, measured in trucks pulled off the road, spiked in the third quarter to a two-year high, propelled by deteriorating rates, a stagnant freight market and gradually rising diesel prices, according to a new report.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
October 17, 2016

Verizon to Pay $2.4 Billion for Fleetmatics Group

Scott Eells/Bloomberg News

Verizon Communications Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dublin-based Fleetmatics Group for about $2.4 billion, or $60 per share in cash, as it expands its telematics business.

August 1, 2016

FleetUp Registers ELD Product

Startup technology vendor FleetUp officially announced that it has registered its electronic logging system with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ahead of the agency’s upcoming mandate of the technology.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 31, 2016