LTL Shipping

News & Analysis

29 Aug 2016
Trucking companies and freight shippers shouldn't expect a "rally" or "retreat" but a very slow rebound.
25 Aug 2016
Trucking companies of all types are being driven to take new and sometimes rough routes, as the growth of e-commerce, shifting consumer spending patterns, new regulations and technology create new challenges.
Higher-than-normal inventories continue to drag on U.S. trucking demand.
24 Aug 2016
U.S. for-hire truck tonnage in July rose at the slowest pace of 2016 on a year-over-year basis.
Although as a less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line is somewhat less exposed to the driver shortage than truckload companies, the North Carolina-based trucker is paying close attention to the issue.
24 Aug 2016
The long-anticipated, much-discussed truck driver shortage could surface again as a major problem as early as next year.
The pilot program was part of the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act and will ideally have roughly 200 members.
19 Aug 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to test whether some under 21-year-old truck drivers are as safe as their older counterparts.
Lower economic activity and high inventories have sent spot market truckload rates tumbling even lower than they fell in 2015, and are not expected to disappear any time soon.
17 Aug 2016
Whether the economy improves in the second half of 2016 or slides toward recession, trucking companies will have to travel in new directions, driven by high inventories, e-commerce, new regulations and increasingly complex supply chains.
15 Aug 2016
The automated truck won't arrive overnight, but evolve over time, as individual components prove themselves, Kenworth executives say.
A section of I-12 lies flooded and abandoned in Louisiana as severe flooding impacted the movement of goods on the Gulf Coast for the third time this year.
15 Aug 2016
The crisis has challenged the transportation sector in the region, which is served from the north by Kansas City Southern Railway and from the west by BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad. The over-the-road sector, though, has been hit the hardest.
12 Aug 2016
The controversial mandate requiring electronic logging devices in U.S. trucks by the end of next year will reappear before a federal court next month, jeopardizing the fate of the rule itself, and the so-called “capacity crunch” it was expected to generate.
11 Aug 2016
Canadian partner gives $2 billion U.S. trucking company more roads to run.