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

20 Jul 2017
Increased second-quarter US industrial activity, consumer confidence primes freight market, pressures rates.
20 Jul 2017
As freight volumes surge, truckload rates are rising faster than 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide can adjust pricing.
17 Jul 2017
Higher second-quarter freight demand drove up costs faster than contract rates for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, squeezing the $6.6 billion company's profits.
12 Jul 2017
Some of the largest and most congested US metropolitan areas have shorter last-mile delivery runs on average than smaller cities, a CBRE survey shows.
10 Jul 2017
Seasonally adjusted employment numbers show trucking employment dropping since March, though raw data show gains. Will truckers shift from first mile to last mile?
06 Jul 2017
The $113 million acquisition of Interstate Distributor will give Heartland greater "depth" in important truck lanes and a roster of experienced drivers.
06 Jul 2017
The addition of The Steelman Companies follows mergers with Big Freight Systems and Schilli Companies, pushing Daseke revenue closer to $1 billion.
05 Jul 2017
Mexico is preparing its first hours of service rules specifically for truck drivers, while Canada readies an electronic logging regulation of its own.
27 Jun 2017
A congressionally mandated study recommends a remake of the controversial Compliance, Safety, Accountability program, with a new methodology for determining whether trucking companies are safe or not.
26 Jun 2017
Amazon and Wal-Mart are squaring off in a retail "cold war" that will unfold online and in stores, reshaping logistics, speakers at the SMC3 Connections Conference warn.