Truckload Freight

Shipping news, analysis and rankings of U.S. truckload companies such as Swift Transportation, Landstar System and J.B. Hunt Transport Services.

Commentary

Last year proved another challenging one for truckload and LTL volumes.

News & Analysis

27 Apr 2017
Future partners focus on better utilizing assets as excess capacity keeps pressure on truckload rates.
25 Apr 2017
More shippers are putting freight lanes up for bid, Covenant Transportation Group executives say.
24 Apr 2017
UPS's Mark Modesti believes smaller shippers increasingly are drawing near an "inflection" point when it comes to adding technology and changing processes to control inventory. They need to get past that point to survive and grow.
21 Apr 2017
Spot market truckload rates are rising on higher demand, but contract rate hikes are being slowed by market uncertainty and excess capacity.
21 Apr 2017
Werner Enterprises and Heartland Express follow J.B. Hunt in reporting a rise in freight demand as the second quarter gets under way.
19 Apr 2017
If it gets regulatory approval, a futures market for truck freight rates, based on DAT data, could help shippers mitigate pricing risks as the market gets more volatile.
18 Apr 2017
Facing tougher customer demands and more supply chain complexity, shippers increasingly want and need to collaborate with transportation partners. It doesn't happen overnight.
17 Apr 2017
J.B. Hunt’s less optimistic outlook could be an early indicator of what to expect from Class I railroads and trucking companies’ first-quarter earnings to be released over the next several weeks.
17 Apr 2017
Shippers and logistics operators at recent conferences didn't expect a massive capacity crunch to follow the rollout of an electronic logging mandate this year, but truckers warned there will be an impact.
14 Apr 2017
Modest, sustained, and earlier-than-usual rate increases this spring in the spot market should be a canary in the coal mine for shippers with longer term contracts.