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July 2017 Issue

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Congress Proposes Delay of ELD Mandate

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) thanks U.S. Representative Brian Babin (R-Texas-36) for introducing legislation that would delay an electronic logging (ELD)  mandate for two years.   OOIDA says, among other problems, there are too many unanswered questions about the technical specifications and enforcement guidelines of...

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API: Modernizing NAFTA to Strengthen North American Energy Markets Will Benefit Consumers

July 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fuels & SupplyComments Off on API: Modernizing NAFTA to Strengthen North American Energy Markets Will Benefit Consumers

American Petroleum Institute (API) President and CEO Jack Gerard was pleased to see the administration’s recommendations for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) seek to preserve and strengthen North American energy markets and its...

National Retail Federation Names Legislator of the Year

July 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on National Retail Federation Names Legislator of the Year

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has named Representative Mike Kelly (R-Pennsylvania) as the Legislator of the Year as retailers from across the country gathered for NRF’s annual Retail Advocates Summit congressional fly-in.   “Mike...

Omnitracs Registers Compliant ELD Solution with FMCSA

July 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on Omnitracs Registers Compliant ELD Solution with FMCSA

Omnitracs, LLC, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, announced that it has completed testing on an electronic logging device (ELD) solution that meets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s...

Cumberland Farms Announces $75 Million in Customer Savings with SmartPay Check-Link

July 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Retail OperationsComments Off on Cumberland Farms Announces $75 Million in Customer Savings with SmartPay Check-Link

Cumberland Farms, a leading gasoline and convenience retailer, announced that its customers have saved a total of $75 million through its SmartPay program since its launch in January 2013. Available as both a payment card and a mobile payment...

ATA Unveils National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Logo

July 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Unveils National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Logo

American Trucking Associations (ATA) revealed a new logo and toolkit for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) 2017 and announced the opening of an online store featuring products aimed at celebrating America’s 3.5 million professional...

ATA Forecasts Continued Growth for Trucking, Freight Economy

July 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations, Lower Left 2, Retail Operations, Wholesale OperationsComments Off on ATA Forecasts Continued Growth for Trucking, Freight Economy

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) has released its latest forecast for the next decade of freight transportation, projecting continued growth for freight transportation overall and for the trucking industry.   “As the U.S. population grows...

Mack Announces Partnership with Mack

July 19, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet Operations News, Wholesale Operations NewsComments Off on Mack Announces Partnership with Mack

Mack Trucks and Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack have reached a sponsorship agreement, under which Mack, the 2016 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, will support the Brooklyn-born truck maker in promoting exciting news to be...

July 19, 2017: Oil Prices Ease from Yesterday’s Highs, Awaiting EIA Data

July 19, 2017 • App Homepage, FP Daily, Fuel Price NewsComments Off on July 19, 2017: Oil Prices Ease from Yesterday’s Highs, Awaiting EIA Data

Analysis by Dr. Nancy Yamaguchi   West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices have eased from yesterday’s highs, which reached $46.92 per barrel (/b), but they have managed to maintain levels in the $46.25/b – $46.50/b price neighborhood this...

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 4.3% in June

July 18, 2017 • App Homepage, Fleet OperationsComments Off on ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 4.3% in June

American Trucking Associations’ (ATA’s) advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June, following a 6.9% gain during May. In June, the index equaled 138.5 (2000=100), down from 144.7 in May.   Compared with...