Southwest Dedicated Transport Deploys Globe Tracker Temperature Monitoring

Southwest Dedicated Transport LLC, a leading motor carrier out of Oklahoma, has selected Globe Tracker, a leader in IoT tracking and monitoring solutions for logistics assets, to outfit their refrigerated trailer fleet with industry leading IoT devices that track and monitor cargo condition. The GT Sense solution has gathered attention as it can provide information on whether the reefer is powered and what the internal temperature, humidity, light and barometric pressure ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 6.1% in May

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 6.1% in May after jumping 7% in April. In May, the index equaled 114 (2015=100) compared with 121.4 in April. “As expected, tonnage corrected in May from the surprising surge in April,” said ATA ... [+]

Port of Oakland – exports up and more time for truckers

Containerized export volume at the Port of Oakland spiked last month, again turning trade war logic on its head. The Port said today that exports, primarily to Asia, were up 8.4% compared to May 2018 totals. Imports were up, too, climbing 4.2% over last year. The ... [+]

ATA Calls for Data-Driven Approach to Transportation Reauthorization

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear told members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on June 12 that the nation’s preeminent trucking advocacy group is committed to working with lawmakers as they begin work on a transportation reauthorization bill. Spear also spoke ... [+]

DHL opens state-of-the-art logistics hub at the Vienna Airport

DHL Global Forwarding, Deutsche Post DHL Group’s air and ocean freight specialist, together with DHL Freight, one of Europe’s leading road freight providers, opened DHL’s new Vienna Airport campus in the county of Fischamend. The state-of-the-art logistics hub will combine the strengths of the three different ... [+]

Trucking cheers US agreement with Mexico, Canada to lift tariffs

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued this statement today, following news that the Trump Administration had reached an agreement with Canada and Mexico to remove the Section 232 tariffs for steel and aluminum imports from those countries, and for the removal of ... [+]

Englander Transportation to Add 100 Luxury Peterbilt Tractors for Drivers

Englander Transportation is adding 100 new Peterbilt Model 579 UltraLoft tractors to its fleet over the next 12 months. The UltraLoft, an integrated high-roof sleeper, represents Peterbilt's most spacious and luxurious accommodations, designed to give driver teams and solo drivers extra space and amenities, and ... [+]

Alaska West Express named Alaska’s safest truck fleet for 2018

Alaska West Express received the 2018 Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year Award from the Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) at its annual meeting in April. Alaska West Express also received the award in 2016, 2014, and 2013. The carrier was recognized for its safety ... [+]

CN launches new pilot project using electric trucks

CN recently announced that it has signed a MOU with The Lion Electric Co. for the conception, design and manufacturing of eight tandem axle, Class 8, zero-emission, electric trucks as part of its larger sustainable strategy to reduce emissions through innovation. The trucks will be deployed ... [+]

TRS Drives Productivity at POV, Creates Flow at the Gates; System Marks One Year of Operation

Motor carriers using The Port of Virginia’s® Truck Reservation System (TRS) are seeing an ongoing reduction in their turn times, evidence the technology is helping to drive the efficient movement of cargo at the port’s two main container terminals, says the port’s chief executive. “This is ... [+]