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Cummins unveiled a revolutionary new all-electric powertrain in a demonstrator truck to the media yesterday, a few weeks ahead of Tesla's planned revealing of its own electric "semi" truck.
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It’s important to note that owner operators and other drivers have a responsibility to validate that the HAZMAT shipment they’re transporting is compliant. (July 27, 2017)
Following a call by the House Appropriation’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development and Related Agencies issuing a report that directs the FMCSA to consider delaying the implementation of ELD (Electronic Logging Devices), the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said it opposes any effort that would delay the implementation of ELD, which is slated for December. (July 26, 2017)
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Greg West, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Vice President of LTL Transportation to talk about various aspects of the less-than-truckload sector, including pricing, the impact of e-commerce and last mile services on LTL, and other industry topics. (July 25, 2017)
San Francisco-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider Flexport recently announced plans to open up a warehouse in close proximity to the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, effective next month. (July 24, 2017)
The May TCI reading of 7.01 was in line with April’s 7.03, which posted a more than 4 percent gain over April. (July 21, 2017)
Continued growth appears to be the main thesis looking out over the next decade for the freight transportation market, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) ATA Freight Transportation Forecast 2017, which was released today. (July 19, 2017)
Landstar Million Mile Safe Driver Dickie Penrod was the lucky winner of the 2017 Western Star 5700XE tractor with a proprietary Detroit powertrain and a 68” High Roof Stratosphere sleeper. (July 19, 2017)
While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device mandate remains on track to take effect this coming December, the House Appropriation’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development and Related Agencies issued a report that directs the FMCSA to consider delaying the implementation of ELD. (July 18, 2017)
June was a booming month for spot truckload freight activity, according to data issued this week by DAT Solutions in its DAT North American Freight Index. DAT defines the North American Freight Index as a measure of conditions on the spot truckload freight market.
(July 14, 2017)
Shippers are giving pool distribution a second look thanks to today’s third generation TMS, which is more powerful, flexible, and sophisticated than prior generation products. (July 13, 2017)
Effective next month, Walmart will officially begin its formal rollout of multiple changes to its on time delivery standards for its suppliers that have the potential to significantly impact how these thousands of suppliers approach its supply chain and logistics processes with the retailer. (July 13, 2017)
It’s safe to say that rate increases are inevitable and oftentimes unavoidable, that’s not to say that it’s impossible to soften the blow. (July 13, 2017)
Coast-to-coast, third-party logistics provider streamlines operations across its network.
(July 12, 2017)
E-commerce continues to fuel a boom that’s tempered by overcapacity, rate pressures, sluggish demand and political doubt. The result: “cognitive dissonance” that finds a $1.4 trillion market scratching its head. (July 12, 2017)
In a marketplace that’s seeing a slew of new entrants and significant technological advances, the truckload brokerage market finds shippers and carriers alike seeking out the highest visibility and the best value in a fiercely competitive environment. (July 12, 2017)