Truckload Freight

Shipping news, analysis and rankings of U.S. truckload companies such as Swift Transportation, Landstar System and J.B. Hunt Transport Services.

Commentary

Last year proved another challenging one for truckload and LTL volumes.

News & Analysis

21 Apr 2017
Spot market truckload rates are rising on higher demand, but contract rate hikes are being slowed by market uncertainty, excess capacity.
21 Apr 2017
Werner Enterprises and Heartland Express follow J.B. Hunt in reporting a rise in freight demand as the second quarter gets under way.
19 Apr 2017
If it gets regulatory approval, a futures market for truck freight rates, based on DAT data, could help shippers mitigate pricing risks as the market gets more volatile.
18 Apr 2017
Facing tougher customer demands and more supply chain complexity, shippers increasingly want and need to collaborate with transportation partners. It doesn't happen overnight.
17 Apr 2017
J.B. Hunt’s less optimistic outlook could be an early indicator of what to expect from Class I railroads and trucking companies’ first-quarter earnings to be released over the next several weeks.
17 Apr 2017
Shippers and logistics operators at recent conferences didn't expect a massive capacity crunch to follow the rollout of an electronic logging mandate this year, but truckers warned there will be an impact.
14 Apr 2017
Modest, sustained, and earlier-than-usual rate increases this spring in the spot market should be a canary in the coal mine for shippers with longer term contracts.
13 Apr 2017
Knowledge is power in contract talks, shippers at the NASSTRAC conference say.
13 Apr 2017
Only half the truckload, less-than-truckload, and specialized carriers on the list increased sales in 2016.
12 Apr 2017
Knight-Swift merger, Schneider public offering, seen triggering more truckload acquisitions, consolidation, and soon.