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Descartes Acquires MacroPoint

The acquisition of MacroPoint expands Descartes global logistics network connections to over 2 million trucking assets.

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The acquisition of MacroPoint expands Descartes global logistics network connections to over 2 million trucking assets. (August 15, 2017)

Trucking industry revenues for 2016 came in at $676.2 billion, which equates into 79.8%, or basically four-fifths of total U.S. freight spend. (August 14, 2017)

With the Dec. 18 deadline for mandatory electronic logging devices (ELDs) quickly approaching, there is concern that a majority of the 3.5 million affected trucks have yet to procure or install the required devices. (August 11, 2017)

Tesla's forthcoming long-haul, electric semi-truck will offer a self-driving mode and move in "platoons" that automatically follow a lead vehicle, Tesla and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles are in discussions to begin testing a prototype. (August 10, 2017)

The promise of connected trucks combined with the digital supply chain is huge, but so are the risks for those players that don’t move now to begin building the capabilities and business models needed to win in this new world. (August 08, 2017)

Intermodal volume headed up for the third straight quarter, which was immediately preceded by annual declines during the second and third quarters of 2016 and 25 consecutive quarters of growth prior to that. (August 02, 2017)

The world of logistics is more volatile and competitive than ever before. The decisions you make must be fast, accurate, and satisfy all KPIs and constraints – at the same time. (August 01, 2017)

In recent days, there have been movements, both pro and con, relating to the December implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). (July 28, 2017)

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)

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)










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