DAT Solutions is debuting a new version of its DAT Trucker mobile app, a driver trip planner with features like the locations of safe Walmart parking and CAT scales, and a loadboard. The DAT Trucker app was formerly known as MyDAT Trucker and the latest version touts a redesigned interface as well as a link that allows users access to all DAT Network loads through DAT TruckersEdge.
A growing movement to bring so-called “advanced manufacturing” back to the U.S. – a strategic effort dubbed “reshoring” or sometimes "nearshoring" – could significantly ramp up truck capacity demand as well, according to two experts. “One of my favorite topics is the reshoring of manufacturing back to the U.S. as there are many transportation and logistics effects associated with that,” noted John Larkin, managing director and head of transportation capital markets research at Stifel Capital Markets, during a conference call with reporters last week.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Friday March 25 it has issued an effective shutdown order of Hendersonville, North Carolina-based Leslie Erickson, doing business as Les’s Tree and Stump, Inc. The two-truck and two-driver carrier, per its CSA Safety Measurement System info, was issued the order March 8, FMCSA says, following a federal investigation.
SEATTLE — It has become a tech industry cliché to describe new on-demand businesses as “Ubers for X” — with X being anything from furniture movers to dispensers of medical marijuana. But the expression has not become so overused as to have frightened away a prominent group of investors from the next big industry they are eager to Uberize: trucking.