Truckload Freight

Truckload Freight

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Commentary

Shippers are experiencing a period of relative tranquility on the trucking front, but the calm won’t last long,

News & Analysis

03 Sep 2015
The steep drop in fuel prices year-over-year and over the summer is driving fuel surcharges down, reducing overall spot market truck rates and putting pressure on intermodal pricing, too. DAT saw spot truck rates drop by a penny last week, although line-haul rates were unchanged, thanks to lower surcharges.
03 Sep 2015
Crime-tracking CargoNet expects a surge in freight theft in the U.S. over the Labor Day weekend, and reports cargo crime is rising in 2015.
02 Sep 2015
The acquisition of three companies over the past year, the latest being Stagecoach Cartage in El Paso, gives Roadrunner Transportation Systems greater access to freight on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.
01 Sep 2015
Truckers buying diesel fuel in the U.S. must think they've entered a timewarp, with the average U.S. diesel price tumbling by $1.30 per gallon over the past year to $2.51 per gallon, a price not seen since 2009. Oil markets proved volatile this week, but experts say oversupply is likely to keep a cap on crude and fuel prices for some time to come.
28 Aug 2015
The return of company founder C.L. Werner as chairman and CEO will help the fifth-largest U.S. truckload carrier map a long-term route, as president and COO Derek Leathers is groomed for a bigger role.
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.
27 Aug 2015
Mixed economic messages and political uncertainty put shippers and truckers on a bumpy road in the second half of 2015, speakers said during a JOC webinar. Although truck capacity is "relatively abundant" and fuel is cheap, truck rates are still rising, and shippers are eyeing new safety rules that could tighten truck capacity. It all depends on the economy.
26 Aug 2015
Lower fuel prices are putting more trucks on the road, helping to keep a cap on spot market truck rates, DAT Solutions said. Van rates dropped in the last week, while refrigerated and flatbed rates remained the same.
25 Aug 2015
The number of trucks crossing the U.S. border is on the rise, as Laredo, Texas, set a new record for truck crossings in the second quarter. Slower economic growth in the U.S., however, masks some of the gains.
21 Aug 2015
Averitt Express joined the ranks of trucking companies boosting pay and benefits to secure more truck drivers. Despite slower economic growth than a year ago, driver demand remains a key factor in truck pricing.