TMW Systems’ Engage.Bid tool can be effective for small carriers engaging large-shipper RFPs

Devliering the ability to “price with conviction” is the goal of the tool, released by TMW last year — it enables carriers to pull shipper RFPs’ lane-by-lane requests for rate bids into a proprietary module and apply analysis tools. Then output bids q…

ATA truck tonnage index rises slightly in July

ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage index increased slightly (0.1%) in July, after a 4.4% drop during June. In July, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), up from 138.4 in June. Compared with July

NACV Show sells out of exhibition space

ATLANTA, Ga. — The inaugural North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show today announced that it has officially sold out its 365,000 square feet of net exhibition space. Forty-two per cent of the shows floor space will be occupied by companies

Paccar Unveils Automated Transmission

Paccar introduced the new Paccar Automated Transmission, giving it a complete proprietary and integrated powertrain. Developed with Eaton, it’s designed from the ground up to be automated, and the company says it is the lightest heavy-duty transmission on the market for on-highway commercial vehicles.

Test Drive: Paccar’s New Automated Transmission

Paccar is the latest North American truck manufacturer to bring a proprietary automated transmission to market. HDT’s Jim Park got a sneak preview of the new 12-speed Paccar Automated Transmission ahead of its official launch. Here are his driving impressions.

Fleet Fuel Economy Increases 1% in Latest NACFE Study

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency released its 2017 Annual Fleet Fuel Study, finding that overall fuel economy rose 1% in 2016, the ninth year in a row trucking fleets in the study have recorded an increase.

Improvement of fuel economy slowed in 2016: NACFE study

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The improvement of fuel economy has slowed in 2016, according to the Annual Fleet Fuel Study that was released today by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). According to the numbers, the 19 fleets