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Microlise studies big data in urban delivery environment

UK-based fleet management solutions company Microlise told attendees at the recently concluded Freight in the City 2017 conference how big data can boost productivity for truck drivers and operators alike with an emphasis on safety. This was a conclusion that the company shared after a trial project that accumulated seven billion miles of information with fellow British…
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Today’s Pickup: OOIDA requests ELD delay for small trucking companies

Today’s Pickup: OOIDA requests ELD delay for small trucking companies November 22, 2017 Brian Straight+ Good day, Following on the heels of a 90-day waiver from the ELD rule for agriculture haulers, and several other exemptions granted by FMCSA in recent months, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has submitted a new exemption request to the agency. OOIDA…
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Truck Drivers List Top 10 Peeves in the Industry

A federal mandate requiring the use of tracking equipment, known as electronic logging devices, and a lack of parking are among the top complaints truck drivers have about their industry. Other top peeves include figuring out how to adhere to federal hours-of-service regulations that dictate driving time, the challenge of finding safe overnight truck parking…
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October Freight Volume, Rates, Trailer Orders Show Trucking Industry’s Strength

CLARISSA HAWES  NOVEMBER 16, 2017  EDITOR’S PICKS, FINANCIAL, FREIGHT Trucks on I-285 East drive past construction for express lanes. (Photo: Brian Hadden/Trucks.com) Trucking is on the upswing, according to a new report from an industry research firm. ACT Research said two measures of the industry’s overall health have rapidly improved. The firm’s volume index, which measures the…
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Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Swift Transportation (KNX) Stock Price

News coverage about Swift Transportation (NYSE:KNX) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest…
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Toyota Set To Begin Testing Its ‘Project Portal’ Hydrogen Semi Truck

The battle between batteries and hydrogen fuel cells is transitioning to commercial vehicles. As Tesla prepares its battery-electric semi truck for a November 16 unveiling, Toyota is about to put a hydrogen fuel-cell semi to work at the Port of Los Angeles. Unveiled in April, Toyota’s “Project Portal” fuel-cell truck will begin hauling cargo around port October…
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Amazon Launches Trucker-App Relay To Make Warehouse Pick-Ups Faster

As part of Amazon’s unending quest to optimize its supply chain for efficiency, Amazon has stealthily dropped Relay — an app meant to make the pick-up process for truckers at warehouse facilities that much smoother and faster. With Relay, drivers can use the app to enter cargo information — which in turn lets them check…
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Old Truckers Rant – Drivers – Where have the days Gone? How the industry has changed. Why does it need to be this way?

Where have the days Gone? How the industry has changed. Why does it need to be this way?   Old Trucker Rant –   So, drivers where have they gone if you have been in the industry for more than 10 years you might have an idea. I have spent 40 plus years in or…
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J.B. Hunt Opens Logistics Sales Offices in Alabama, Texas

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has opened sales offices in Mobile, Ala., and Texarkana, Texas, which will house staff working in the Integrated Capacity Solutions division. Known for its truckload business, J.B. Hunt also ranks No. 2 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in North America and No. 11…
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Averitt Express boosts regional driver pay

Averitt Express (No. 21 on the CCJ Top 250) has recently introduced several changes to its pay package for its regional drivers, including a pay increase and an increase in some accessorial pay areas. Drivers who have been with the company for more than 10 years are receiving a pay increase to 50 cents per mile,…
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