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  • Aspen’s removable gooseneck lowboy March 19, 2018
    Aspen’s M5500-8 55-ton hydraulic removable gooseneck lowboy trailer comes standard with 26 feet of flush deck, swing-out outriggers, protected air lines, a wide gooseneck support arm and a rear frame ready for a flip fourth axle or a 14-foot 1-inch spread single-axle booster. The trailer has a 116-inch gooseneck swing, bolted load-bearing wheel covers and […]
    CCJ Staff
  • Knight-Swift acquires 400-truck Abilene Motor Express March 19, 2018
    Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, the truckload giant formed via the merger of Knight Transportation and Swift Transportation last year, has acquired the 400-truck fleet Abilene Motor Express, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The companies have not yet announced the acquisition of the Richmond, Virginia-based carrier. 
    James Jaillet
  • EKA Solutions develops connected TMS for brokers, carriers, shippers March 19, 2018
    With visibility, order-to-cash and general ledger enterprise functions, EKA says the Omni-TMS provides connectivity between trading partners across all transportation modes and third-party services.
    Aaron Huff
  • Indicators: Driver turnover rate eased in fourth quarter March 19, 2018
    “Despite this dip in turnover, the driver market remains tight and the driver shortage remains a real concern for fleets and the industry,” said ATA Chief Economist Costello said. “If the economic climate continues to improve, I expect both turnover and driver shortage concerns to rise in the near future.”
    CCJ Staff
  • Tailwind Software creates Enterprise version of TMS for small companies March 19, 2018
    Tailwind Enterprise is offered on a monthly subscription basis and features a core TMS augmented by Enterprise features, including Self-Serve Portals.
    Aaron Huff
  • Small number of 2018 Macks being recalled March 19, 2018
    The recall affects approximately 135 model year 2018 Anthem, Granite and Pinnacle tractors manufactured between April 18, 2017, and Dec. 18, 2017. If the light control module fails, the trucks could lose exterior lighting, interior dashboard lighting and the windshield wipers.
    Matt Cole
  • Extending warranty coverage with aftermarket policies March 19, 2018
    In most cases, any truck that passes a certification inspection by the underwriter is eligible for warranty coverage.
    Jason Cannon
  • Finding room to grow March 16, 2018
    The 2006 pre-buy phenomenon notwithstanding, truck purchasing is a good barometer of fleet sentiment and the industry’s overall health. If recent order intakes hold steady, 2018 will indeed be a great year.
    Jeff Crissey

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