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12 Dec 2014
Truckload carriers are increasingly optimistic about 2015, with 76 percent expecting freight volumes to increase and 86 percent forecasting higher rates, according to a Transport Capital Partners survey.
11 Dec 2014
Opposition by Democrats and some Republicans to the $1 trillion, rider-festooned spending bill is keeping Washington on edge as the legislation nears a midnight deadline.
11 Dec 2014
Spot rates for dry van trucks jumped 5 cents in the week after Thanksgiving, the biggest leap for spot truckload rates since July, as strong freight demand kept trucks rolling toward the holidays.
09 Dec 2014
FedEx and UPS have boosted their on-time delivery performance to 91 to 95 percent, compared with 83 to 89 percent a year ago, bolstering hopes for a happier holiday season.
08 Dec 2014
Midsize trucking companies are increasingly bullish on the economic outlook and their ability to hire new employees, including drivers, in 2015, according to GE Capital Transportation Services.
08 Dec 2014
Transplace is expanding in Western Canada and Quebec as U.S.-Canada cross-border traffic speeds up, along with the U.S. and Canadian economies.
05 Dec 2014
As consumers raced to stores, spot truck rates rose higher in the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday, DAT Solutions reports.
05 Dec 2014
Trucking employment jumped 2.5 percent from a year ago last month, riding the biggest wave of hiring in the U.S. economy in three years and pushing the JOC For-Hire Trucking Employment Index up to 98.3, the highest reading for the index since late 2007.
19 Nov 2014
The good news is the U.S. economy will continue to expand through at least 2017. The bad news is it won’t expand that much
18 Nov 2014
A key indicator of trucking activity in October rebounded, thanks to an uptick in retail and manufacturing business.