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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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GPS Insight will provide roadside assistance

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

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Geotab completes acquisition of BSM Technologies

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

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