Fleets

Business

July Tonnage Rises 0.3%

Truck tonnage in July continued to reflect a struggling freight environment, posting a 0.3% year-over-year gain that was the smallest this year, and declining 2.1% from June, American Trucking Associations reported.

Rip Watson and Ari Ashe | Staff Reporters
August 29, 2016
Business

Truckload Pricing Ticks Up After Pressure in First Half

TT File Photo

Recent reports that track freight rates could be showing initial signs of improvement in truckload pricing, which has been under intensified pressure this year.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 29, 2016
Business

Facing Increasing Regulatory, Business Pressures, Private Fleets Seek Assistance With Compliance

Corporate fleet owners are spending more on training, upgrading equipment and doing more to recognize their best-performing drivers, according to executives interviewed for Transport Topics’ 2016 Top 100 list of largest private carriers in North America.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
August 29, 2016
Business

US Fleet Size Surpasses 4 Million, Report Says

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The number of U.S. Class 8 vehicles in operation topped 4 million for the first time, clearing it by 9,000 vehicles, IHS Automotive reported.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business

Pilot Program Allows Vets Ages 18-21 to Work as Interstate Drivers

U.S. Army

Federal trucking regulators have announced plans to conduct a three-year pilot project to allow truckers between the ages of 18 and 21 with military truck driving experience to operate in interstate commerce.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
August 29, 2016
Business

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

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