Fleet Owner Staff

Fleet Owner Staff
DAT: Spot truckload freight market settles in after holiday rush

The spot truckload freight market returned to pre-holiday activity levels during the week ending July 15 as the number of posted loads increased 35% and truck posts added 28%, said DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

Freight conditions stay positive, FTR says

The Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) compiled monthly by research firm FTR Transportation Intelligence remained “basically unchanged” in May but also indicates that a strengthening spot market indicates that freight conditions for trucking companies are becoming more positive.

DAT index show strong June for spot loads, rates

The number of available loads on the spot truckload market rose to a record in June, while rates hit the highest point in almost two years, according to the DAT North American Freight Index.

The index rose 24 percent in Jue from May and 57 percent from the same month in 2016, DAT said.
June van rates rose 11 cents to $1.80 a mile from May, while reefer rates were up 10 cents to $2.12 and flatbed rates were $2.16, a gain of 6 cents.

Enterprise Fleet Management launches new mobile app

Enterprise Fleet Management has launched a new mobile app that it said makes it easier for fleet managers and drivers to identify maintenance and other critical issues.

As an example, the company said it offers mobile appointment booking, allowing drivers to spend less time dealing with administrative tasks.

Celadon taps Svindland as new CEO, replacing Will

Celadon Group Inc. said it appointed Paul C. Svindland as its new CEO, replacing Paul Will, who is retiring.

The Indianapolis-based truckload carrier also announced Michael Miller will replace Will as chairman. Miller has been a director of the company since February 1992.

Navistar's OnCommand Connection Telematics system now available

Navistar announced its OnCommand Connection Telematics solution, which includes remote diagnostics and electronic logs, is officially available for purchase.

Initially launched in March, Navistar said OnCommand Connection Telematics offers fleets a comprehensive solution to cut the cost of vehicle maintenance, while also handling most federal and state requirements.

The system has no signup fee or termination fee, Navistar said.

Telogis updates WorkPlan HOS offerings


Telogis announced several upgrades to its WorkPlan’s HOS module to assist fleets and drivers more easily comply with the upcoming electronic logging mandate.

Beginning in December, nearly all commercial drivers will need to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to monitor hours of service (HOS).

Transfix obtains $42 million in additional funding

Transfix announced it has closed a $42 million round of funding to help it continues to develop its mobile technology for the supply chain.

Earlier in 2017, Transfix launched an automated online load-booking platform for trucking fleets. The company said the system speeds delivery while lowering costs through real-time visibility, exception management, and data analytics.

It is currently working with retailers and manufacturers to optimize the logistics of truckload shipments to reduce empty miles.

Azuga's maintenance module add-on searches for savings
Fleet management systems provider Azuga announced a new add-on to its Maintenance software module that looks for coupons and price deals to save on parts, service and repairs.
Volvo opens new, $38 million customer center, product showcase
DUBLIN, VA. Volvo Trucks North America on Tuesday celebrated the opening of its Volvo Trucks Customer Center at its New River Valley (NRV) facility here.
FMCSA plans nationwide ELD implementation tour

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will conduct an electronic logging device (ELD) implementation tour starting later this week at the Iowa 80 Truckstop Jamboree.

In December, the federal mandate requiring nearly all interstate commercial drivers to use ELDs to monitor hours of service is set to begin. To assist in the transition, FMCSA said agency staffers will attend industry conferences to answer questions and provide resources.

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