Dedicated Carriage

All the news related to private trucking companies, expedited trucking and more.

Commentary

Third-party logistics had a better year than President Obama in 2013, but that’s not saying much. Gross revenue topped $150 billion for the first time. All market segments showed growth, with domestic transportation management leading the way. Overall net revenue growth was 4.9 percent.

News & Analysis

03 Feb 2016
Lower fuel prices and a softening used truck market constrained fourth-quarter revenue growth at Ryder System, but demand for Ryder’s fleet and supply chain services remained strong.
21 Jan 2016
J.B. Hunt Transport Services beat both Wall Street and Main Street in the fourth quarter, winning more business and hauling more freight when overall U.S. shipment volumes were dropping.
14 Jan 2016
An analysis of federal data by the American Trucking Associations shows the truck-related fatality rate dropped in 2014 for the second straight year, and is 40 percent lower than it was a decade ago, despite increased travel by truckers and motorists on U.S. highways.
18 Nov 2015
More "abundant" truck capacity hasn't diminished shipper interest in dedicated truck fleets, as hardware retailer True Value demonstrated in a new agreement with Ryder System.
12 Nov 2015
The price of diesel may be at a six-year low point, but Ryder System sees continued interest in natural gas vehicles. Several customers, ranging from a dedicated trucking operator to a food service redistributor, have ordered natural gas-powered vehicles from Ryder recently.
26 Oct 2015
Ryder System is doing its best to make truck capacity more "abundant," adding 1,900 vehicles to its full service lease fleet since the second quarter as demand for lease and rental trucks continues to climb — a sign shippers are turning to Ryder for capacity.
15 Oct 2015
Shipper fears of a "capacity crunch" have faded under a mountain of inventory, relaxed driver rules and lower overall demand for much of 2015. But today's "capacity calm" may not last long.
14 Oct 2015
The third-largest U.S. trucking operator saw revenue decline 1 percent despite higher rates, more volume and added capacity, thanks to lower fuel surcharges.
27 Aug 2015
The brewer of Budweiser is greening its St. Louis-based truck fleet, replacing diesel models with CNG-powered tractors that will haul 31 million cases of beer this fall. The fleet conversion is part of a long-term plan to cut logistics-related carbon emissions 15 percent by 2017.
26 Jun 2015
Trucking executives plan to invest more capital in trucks and to hire more workers over the next 12 months, a sign of their confidence in the economy and good news for shippers concerned about the availability of truck capacity in the year ahead.