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FTR Trucking Conditions Index improves slightly in April

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index rebounded marginally in April to a -0.64 reading. Conditions improved slightly from the previous month, but TCI remains in negative territory.

Schneider Logistics leverages high-ranking transportation management systems

The Magic Quadrant for transportation management systems (TMSs), a guide compiled by Gartner, was created for companies that want to evaluate the top TMSs available. Schneider Logistics uses three high-ranking TMSs on the guide.

Truck-Lite finalizes acquisition of Trackpoint Systems

TrackPoint’s solar-powered and wireless capabilities significantly complemented the Road Ready by Truck-Lite technology roadmap, the company says.

Volvo saves money with ‘energy treasure hunt’

Volvo Group North America recently conducted an “energy treasure hunt” at its Charlotte, North Carolina, remanufacturing facility, identifying energy savings equivalent to 15% of the site’s utility expenditures.

Cooper Tire introduces Pro Series LHT trailer tire

Cooper Tire has introduced a new long haul trailer (LHT) tire, which completes the company’s Cooper Pro Series product lineup with fitments at each tractor/trailer wheel position.

Bridgestone launches R123 Ecopia trailer tire

Bridgestone Americas, Inc. has introduced the R123 Ecopia tire, a SmartWay-verified trailer tire that the company says is engineered to deliver low rolling resistance and exceptional wear in long-haul and regional service applications.

Continental renames Urban Waste Transport Tires

Continental has renamed its commercial waste transport tires and retreads for improved clarity. The new nomenclature spells out vehicle classification, axle configuration and application.

Design Interactive develops Augmentor 2.0 with web portal

Design Interactive Inc. has announced that Version 2.0 of its Augmentor transportation-focused augmented reality solution now features a new web portal for creating, editing and distributing training modules.

Women in Trucking Association continues partnership with Great Dane

Great Dane has renewed its gold-level partnership to continue supporting the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) and its efforts to encourage women around the world to see transportation as a viable career opportunity.

May was the weakest month for Class 8 orders since July 2016

According to the latest numbers from both ACT Research and FTR, Class 8 orders had their weakest month this May since July 2016.

GPS Insight will provide roadside assistance

GPS Insight will begin to provide a new roadside assistance solution for its customers, in partnership with Allstate.

Geotab completes acquisition of BSM Technologies

Geotab announced that it has completed of the acquisition of BSM Technologies.