Fleet Management http://bulktransporter.com/taxonomy/term/7348/more en ATA Truck Tonnage Index jumps 6.5% in May http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-jumps-65-may <div class="node-body article-body"><p>American Trucking Associations&rsquo; advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 6.5% in May, following a 1.5% decline during April. In May, the index equaled 144.1 (2000=100), up from 135.3 in April.</p> <p>Compared with May 2016, the SA index increased 4.8%, which was the largest year-over-year gain since November. In April, the index contracted 0.8% on a year-over-year basis. Year-to-date, compared with the same five months in 2016, the index is up 0.9%. For all of 2016, tonnage was up 2.5%.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-jumps-65-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ata-truck-tonnage-index-jumps-65-may#comments Trends News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:22:00 +0000 54551 at http://bulktransporter.com North America Class 8 production hits 18-month high in May http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-production-hits-18-month-high-may <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Following the first quarter&rsquo;s stronger orders, heavy-duty truck production picked up starting in April. In May, a long month and a rising build rate combined to drive NA Class 8 production to an 18-month high.</p> <p>&ldquo;Annualized, May&rsquo;s production rate equals a full-year production of 263k units,&rdquo; said Kenny Vieth, president and senior analyst at ACT Research.</p> <p>With orders softening as truck build ramps up, Class 8 backlogs dropped nearly 7,000 units from April. Backlog analysis continues to show a very large front-end component to orders.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-production-hits-18-month-high-may" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/north-america-class-8-production-hits-18-month-high-may#comments Trends News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:18:00 +0000 54541 at http://bulktransporter.com Choice Terminal bulk transload facility opens in Sanford NC http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/choice-terminal-bulk-transload-facility-opens-sanford-nc <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Atlantic and Western Railway (ATW), a subsidiary of Genesee &amp; Wyoming Inc (G&amp;W), opened a new Choice Terminal bulk transload facility in Sanford NC.</p> <p>Located on a six-acre site, ATW&rsquo;s Choice Terminal in Sanford features a 20-car rail yard and truck-to-railcar transloading equipment, including a weighing scale. ATW interchanges with Class I railroads Norfolk Southern and CSX, providing customer access to the North American rail network.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/choice-terminal-bulk-transload-facility-opens-sanford-nc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/transloading/choice-terminal-bulk-transload-facility-opens-sanford-nc#comments Transloading News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:14:00 +0000 54521 at http://bulktransporter.com Fleet purchase intentions show strongest three-month sequential reading since Q3 2014 http://bulktransporter.com/trends/fleet-purchase-intentions-show-strongest-three-month-sequential-reading-q3-2014 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The latest release of ACT&rsquo;s For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that May&rsquo;s purchase intentions remained elevated, with 61% of responding fleets planning equipment investments in the next three months. This marked the strongest three-month reading since the third quarter of 2014.</p> <p>All of the purchases forecast will be for new equipment. Seven percent of respondents not planning purchases reported plans to extend the lease on their current equipment.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/fleet-purchase-intentions-show-strongest-three-month-sequential-reading-q3-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/fleet-purchase-intentions-show-strongest-three-month-sequential-reading-q3-2014#comments Trends News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:26:00 +0000 54501 at http://bulktransporter.com FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for April rebounds to mid-positive range http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-april-rebounds-mid-positive-range <div class="node-body article-body"><p>FTR&rsquo;s<a href="http://info.ftrintel.com/l/66642/2015-08-26/3bmqkr"> Trucking Conditions Index</a> (TCI) for April bounced back to a reading of 7.03, up more than four points from March. As detailed in the June issue of the Trucking Update, FTR expects industry conditions to improve despite current y/y weakness in contract pricing.&nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-april-rebounds-mid-positive-range" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/ftr-s-trucking-conditions-index-april-rebounds-mid-positive-range#comments Trends News Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:23:00 +0000 54491 at http://bulktransporter.com Tank Trucks: A look back at 1946-1948 http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/tank-trucks-look-back-1946-1948-0 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Check out the next edition of Bulk Transporter&rsquo;s tank truck history photo gallery. <a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trucks/tank-trucks-look-back-1946-1948#slide-0-field_images-54211">Click on this link</a>.</p> <p>Reminisce with us as we journey through the history of the tank truck industry from the pages of Bulk Transporter&#39;s archives over the next several months.&nbsp; This gallery spans the early post WWII years 1946 through 1948.</p> </div> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/tank-trucks-look-back-1946-1948-0#comments Tank Fleets News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:40:00 +0000 54461 at http://bulktransporter.com Texas TransEastern honored by Murphy USA with 2016 Carrier of the Year Award http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/texas-transeastern-honored-murphy-usa-2016-carrier-year-award <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Texas TransEastern (TTE) recently was named 2016 Carrier of the Year by Murphy USA. The award recognizes the carrier that establishes a leadership position in all measured categories included in Murphy USA&rsquo;s carrier performance rating system.</p> <p>In presenting the award, Murphy USA cited TTE&rsquo;s long-standing ability to deliver its products on-time and accurately, while also operating at the highest industry safety levels, as key success factors.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/texas-transeastern-honored-murphy-usa-2016-carrier-year-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/texas-transeastern-honored-murphy-usa-2016-carrier-year-award#comments Tank Fleets News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:57:00 +0000 54441 at http://bulktransporter.com Streamlining of federal permit process will cut cost, time for infrastructure projects http://bulktransporter.com/trends/streamlining-federal-permit-process-will-cut-cost-time-infrastructure-projects <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A construction industry official says President Trump&rsquo;s plan to accelerate federal reviews for infrastructure projects will allow transportation officials to make quicker decisions so they can start work or move on to another project</p> <p>The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E Sandherr, offered the following statement in reaction to President Trump&#39;s plan to streamline the federal permitting process for infrastructure projects:</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/trends/streamlining-federal-permit-process-will-cut-cost-time-infrastructure-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/trends/streamlining-federal-permit-process-will-cut-cost-time-infrastructure-projects#comments Trends News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:54:00 +0000 54431 at http://bulktransporter.com Rolling Strong launches mobile health, wellness platform http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/rolling-strong-launches-mobile-health-wellness-platform <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Rolling Strong, the provider of driver wellness programs for transportation companies and their drivers, as well as owner-operators, unveiled a new mobile health and wellness platform at the Truckload Carriers Association 2017 WorkForce Builders Conference (WFBCON).</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/rolling-strong-launches-mobile-health-wellness-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/rolling-strong-launches-mobile-health-wellness-platform#comments Tank Fleets News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:49:00 +0000 54411 at http://bulktransporter.com Business, community leaders speak out opposing commercial rest areas http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/business-community-leaders-speak-out-opposing-commercial-rest-areas <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A diverse coalition from restaurants and fuel retailers to city governments, trucking firms, and blind entrepreneurs are urging key federal lawmakers to oppose efforts to commercialize Interstate rest areas as Congress considers infrastructure legislation.</p></div> <p><a href="http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/business-community-leaders-speak-out-opposing-commercial-rest-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bulktransporter.com/tank-fleets/business-community-leaders-speak-out-opposing-commercial-rest-areas#comments Tank Fleets News Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:01:00 +0000 54381 at http://bulktransporter.com