Between plummeting fuel costs, a surge in consumer spending and a worsening driver shortage, the last few years in the trucking industry have been characterized by extreme highs and lows. This year is shaping up much the same way, although with some new twists in the road.
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30 Mar 2015
Both sides in the debate over larger truck trailers are gearing up for the next battle in a long-standing war as Congress works on the next federal surface transportation bill.
25 Mar 2015
Hefty increases in truck driver wages will propel truckload rates higher in 2015 and beyond, potentially pushing pricing up by double digits, a transportation analyst warns. Truckload rates may need to rise as much as 12 to 18 percent to pay for higher driver wages.
24 Mar 2015
Volumes moved by truck in the U.S. declined in February, the result of severe winter weather and lingering effects of the West Coast port congestion crisis, according to the American Trucking Associations.
16 Mar 2015
The largest U.S. truckload carriers enjoyed much stronger growth in 2014, aided by solid economic expansion, several mergers and acquisitions and mounting pricing power.
13 Mar 2015
Rising truckload freight demand lead Landstar System and Covenant Transportation to expand their available capa
11 Mar 2015
Even before congestion begins to clear West Coast ports, freight shipping activity in the U.S. is rising, a trend that will put more pressure on freight rates and capacity, according to the Cass Freight Index.
Largest US LTL, truckload carriers raise combined revenue 8.6 percent to $60 billion, SJ Consulting reports
10 Mar 2015
The largest less-than-truckload and full truckload carriers in the U.S. got larger last year, enjoying strong revenue growth fueled by U.S. economic expansion and acquisitions and mergers.
05 Mar 2015
The tentative agreement between West Coast longshore workers and terminal operators is already affecting truck pricing, with spot market dry van rates from Los Angeles rising 4 cents to $1.92 per mile on average in the week that ended Feb. 28, according to DAT Solutions.
04 Mar 2015
Truckload carrier C.R. England is raising driver pay for the third time since November and the second time in the last 40 days, while offering bonuses to successful driver trainers.
28 Feb 2015
A bill introduced in the House of Representatives this week would establish national hiring standards for shippers, brokers and other parties contracting or using trucking companies.