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U.S. Xpress celebrates its drivers, elects former FedEx Freight CEO to board of directors

The company’s week-long lineup of events will bring its drivers prizes, virtual concerts and nearly $14,000 in hourly gift cards. U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. has elected Michael Ducker, former President & CEO of FedEx Freight, to its eight-member board of directors. This new addition comes just before National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, where the company is […]

How technology has transformed Mesilla Valley Transportation’s fleet

Article written by Josh Fisher Seeking a technological edge has been part of the fabric of Mesilla Valley for nearly 40 years. The carrier was an early adopter of aerodynamic technologies, and the mpg savings that came with these advances has helped the fleet’s growth. Royal Jones, owner of Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT), has always […]

Trimble looks to bring freight industry together through its technologies

Article written by Josh Fisher Trimble Transportation opened its virtual user conference by laying out its goals to transform the supply chain and create more industry visibility, data integration and collaboration. With attendees and speakers being spread out across the country for Trimble’s 2020 in.sight user conference and expo — which is being held virtually over three […]

DAT: Truckload Volume Index increases 2.1% in July

Rates, volumes increase as shippers use the spot market to resolve imbalances in their freight networks. Bucking seasonal trends, the surge continues in spot market rates across all equipment types, according to DAT Freight & Analytics, which operates the industry’s largest online marketplace for spot truckload freight. The DAT Truckload Volume Index, a measure of dry […]

Fleets talk safety and initiatives that work

Article written by Erica Schueller FMCSA fleet panel provides real-world feedback on spec’d safety technology, driver health initiatives, and the importance of communication and a defined safety culture. Vehicle and driver safety tops the priority list for many fleets. There are several methods fleets have employed to ensure safety of drivers, cargo and the motoring […]

Five good things that happened in trucking this week – Aug. 7

Article written by Catharine Conway Trucking continues to find the good in the world as well as its community. With the first full week of August – almost – behind us, it’s been nothing short of eventful with Hurricane Isaias hitting our shores and tornados in the Northeast leading to widespread flooding and power outages […]

Road Ready, Penske announce trailer telematics program

With Road Ready’s suite of wireless sensors, OE trailer system and fleet software integrations, the company aims to provide comprehensive, scalable and inclusive fleet telematics solutions. Road Ready from Clarience Technologies is participating in a program with Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics to evaluate the Road Ready trailer telematics system. Launched in 2017, Road Ready […]

FTR: SCI for May falls sharply, remains historically high

FTR reports that its Shippers Condition Index should stabilize throughout the year. “However, a tightening of the trucking spot market in June may foreshadow less robust conditions for shippers in the near term,” according to FTR. FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for May fell sharply to 24.8 from the extraordinarily high pandemic-impacted 41.3 April reading. […]