If truckload capacity is getting tighter on America’s highways, it’s not pinching XPO Logistics. The fast-growing freight brokerage and logistics business sees truck capacity pretty much in balance nationwide, despite warnings that trucking’s supply-demand “equilibrium” is getting closer to its breaking point.
17 Dec 2013
Schneider National is making the rare move of offering its own 600-strong chassis fleet, giving shippers more reliable access to lightweight equipment that will allow them to load more goods into the company’s containers.
16 Dec 2013
Dedicated contract carriage, long a “one-customer, one-fleet” business, is evolving beyond those roots as more complex, leaner supply chains recast shipper distribution models. Increasingly, shippers are deploying dedicated truck fleets alongside their own vehicles and for-hire tractor-trailers in “hybrid” freight networks that also might include intermodal rail as they seek the best way to deliver goods.
26 Nov 2013
Flagship Logistics Group is looking for a few good people to staff its new customer contact center in Indianapolis: veter
22 Nov 2013
Shippers are starting to feel a pinch from new truck driver hours of service rules, especially businesses with tight delivery windows and high service expectations.
24 Oct 2013
Using in-cab and back office technology, Schneider National has measured a 3.1 percent drop in productivity since new truck driver hours of service rules took effect July 1.
24 Sep 2013
Schneider National CEO Chris Lofgren says shippers, trucking companies "must come to grips" with truck driver pay, address growing pay gap with average U.S. wages.
23 Aug 2013
Qualcomm is selling its Omnitracs trucking communications and telematics business for $800 million to Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in technology companies.
07 Aug 2013
Schneider National is adding 200 truck drivers in Arizona and opening a facility in Phoenix.
27 Jun 2013
Schneider National is installing new tracking technology across its fleet of van trailers and intermodal containers.
31 May 2013
Shippers reluctant to jump into intermodal rail transport have a major incentive to test the waters: relatively low intermodal rates with few signs on the horizon for aggressive hikes.