Indicators lining up for more freight growth

Indicators lining up for more freight growth

Freight, orders and optimism continue to populate the minds of many carrier and shipping executives these days as more data points suggest the economy is continuing to improve. And it’s optimism that even uneven retail sales and consumer confidence can’t hide.

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Today’s Pickup: State laws may limit potential of platoons

Today’s Pickup: State laws may limit potential of platoons

While platooning vehicles are close to real-world operation, the world itself may not be ready for them. According to a guide for legislators created by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the varied nature of state laws may limited where platooning vehicles may operate.

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Today’s Pickup: Consumers prefer safety over connective tech

Today’s Pickup: Consumers prefer safety over connective tech

Last week, Volvo Trucks announced that it would soon be adding Apply CarPlay to its lineup as an optional package. More connected trucks will soon become commonplace, and maybe in the commercial transportation space, technologies such as this, Android Auto and WiFi will be welcomed additions.

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CFI returns home to a community it never left

CFI returns home to a community it never left

Starting with just two trucks in Joplin, MO, in 1951, Contract Freighters Inc. (CFI) built a reputation for quality service, professional drivers, and being a good community partner. Today, CFI – after several name and ownership changes in the past 15 years – is reconnecting with the Joplin community and its customer base. The truckload carrier is home, even though it never left.

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Volvo opens Customer Center, adds more safety features to trucks

Volvo opens Customer Center, adds more safety features to trucks

This week kicked off a series of 16 customer and dealer events at Volvo’s new Customer Center here. It was one of several big news events for the company – the others being an update on its new VNR regional tractor model which was introduced in April, and the first unveiling of an updated VNL line.

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