Truckload Freight

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The evidence is overwhelming that the younger the driver, the greater the risk of road accidents and fatalities.

News & Analysis

25 Aug 2016
Trucking companies of all types are being driven to take new and sometimes rough routes, as the growth of e-commerce, shifting consumer spending patterns, new regulations and technology create new challenges.
Higher-than-normal inventories continue to drag on U.S. trucking demand.
24 Aug 2016
U.S. for-hire truck tonnage in July rose at the slowest pace of 2016 on a year-over-year basis.
19 Aug 2016
Despite an uptick from June last month, lots of available trucks are likely to keep truckload and intermodal rates soft, Cass and Avondale Partners say.
The pilot program was part of the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act and will ideally have roughly 200 members.
19 Aug 2016
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration wants to test whether some under 21-year-old truck drivers are as safe as their older counterparts.
Lower economic activity and high inventories have sent spot market truckload rates tumbling even lower than they fell in 2015, and are not expected to disappear any time soon.
17 Aug 2016
Whether the economy improves in the second half of 2016 or slides toward recession, trucking companies will have to travel in new directions, driven by high inventories, e-commerce, new regulations and increasingly complex supply chains.
15 Aug 2016
The automated truck won't arrive overnight, but evolve over time, as individual components prove themselves, Kenworth executives say.
12 Aug 2016
The controversial mandate requiring electronic logging devices in U.S. trucks by the end of next year will reappear before a federal court next month, jeopardizing the fate of the rule itself, and the so-called “capacity crunch” it was expected to generate.
11 Aug 2016
Supply chain disruptions are no longer the exception, they’re the rule, increasing demand for expedited transport.
09 Aug 2016
In its first acquisition in 78 years, Kottke Trucking expanded its business 60 percent, gaining drivers, freight, scale and density.
The U.S. economy created 255,000 jobs in July, a higher number than expected and although trucking employment has declined since 2015, it is still slightly above its pre-recession peak.
05 Aug 2016
Does an uptick in trucking jobs indicate the trucking market is stabilizing?