Truckload Freight

Truckload Freight

News & Analysis

26 Aug 2014
An increase in U.S. manufacturing activity and imports is driving business to third-party logistics companies as shippers turn to 3PLs for freight capacity on highways and rails.
Truck driver
25 Aug 2014
An analysis of U.S. spot market truckload rates shows truck pricing on a new trajectory since mid-2013: a line that mostly heads upward, with shallower “valleys” than in prior years.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 23, 2014
23 Aug 2014
In the latest instance of drayage-related disruption, violence flared at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port as thousands of striking truck drivers clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields of trucks crossing a picket line. The past week’s protests brought the world’s sixth-largest container port to a standstill, with carriers reportedly diverting ships.
Waberer's ordered 600 tractors from Paccar subsidiary DAF in December 2013
22 Aug 2014
Truck driver fatigue and the truck driver shortage aren’t just North American concerns. European trucking company Waberer’s International — one of the largest trucking operators in Europe — plans to hire 400 truck drivers and give its drivers more rest time as it expands.
21 Aug 2014
North American truckload and intermodal freight rates trended higher in July, when truck tonnage rose more sharply than expected, buoyed by industrial output, imports and automotive shipping.
The DAT national average dry van rate climbed 10.3 percent from $1.95 per mile in early May to $2.15 per mile in the week of July 5, though it has dropped since then.
19 Aug 2014
Supply chain disruptions caused by extreme winter weather set the stage for truck rate hikes that pushed transportation costs higher in the first half of 2014, and on through July.
18 Aug 2014
Company by company, truck by truck, motor carrier bankruptcies threaten to sap freight capacity from an already tight truckload shipping market in the U.S. as freight demand rises.
Weekly wrap-up for Aug. 16, 2014
16 Aug 2014
Diversions related to the ongoing negotiations on the U.S. West Coast between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continue to have an impact elsewhere.
The JOC.com Truckload Capacity Index rose slightly in the second quarter, climbing 0.7 percentage points to 81.7.
14 Aug 2014
Some large truckload carriers expanded their fleets in the second quarter, but overall capacity remains tight.
Rising pay
13 Aug 2014
After years of talking about the need to increase chronically low pay to attract and keep more truck drivers, trucking companies are beginning to put money on the table.