Truck weight reform legislation known as the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act, which is pending in Congress and likely to be considered in 2015 as an amendment to the next highway reauthorization bill, would help shippers address the capacity crisis by giving each state the option to raise truck weight limits on appropriate portions of its interstate highways.
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26 Feb 2015
Terminal operators are committed to return West Coast ports to normal operations as quickly as possible, but their ability to eliminate the backlogs of containers and vessels that are choking their facilities will be capped by constraints on the availability of dockworkers, harbor truck drivers and chassis.
24 Feb 2015
Don't be fooled by a seasonal drop in net trailer orders in January — a stronger economy and changing equipment strategies are contributing to a "vibrant" trailer market in the U.S., as FTR sales data show.
23 Feb 2015
Transportation company spending on equipment helped boost an equipment financing index to three-year high in February despite lower equipment spending in the energy field.
19 Feb 2015
Six years into the recovery, larger U.S. truckload carriers are finally beginning to expand fleets, not just swap older vehicles for new ones.
18 Feb 2015
Shippers could see truck pricing 'skyrocket' as they scramble to move containers inland once the labor situation at U.S. West Coast ports is resolved, BB&T Capital Markets said.
09 Feb 2015
With a stronger economy and stronger profits at their backs, large truckload carriers are beginning to add capacity, where it pays, pushing the JOC Truckload Capacity Index up 3.6 points in 2014.
04 Feb 2015
TRAC Intermodal has unveiled an upgraded service that provides higher-quality intermodal chassis that the company says will be pre-inspected and “green-tagged” so truck drivers can pick them up without waiting for repairs.
29 Jan 2015
Surpassing 30 million total miles, the natural gas trucks operated by Ryder System and its customers demonstrate the efficacy of natural gas as a vehicle fuel.
08 Jan 2015
This is the year the “Internet of Things” — the growing network of products, from home thermostats to industrial machinery, that connect to the Internet — moves from the back room to the show floor.
07 Jan 2015
Net orders for new trucks in North America came close to breaking 10-year records in late 2014. But will those net orders translate to much additional capacity for shippers?