Truckload Freight

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

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15 Jan 2017
Although there is a last-ditch effort to stop the trucking electronic logging device mandate making its way through the US courts, it will more than likely take effect as scheduled. Here's what shippers and truckers need to know about the new regulation.
13 Jan 2017
Trucking companies that lease equipment to drivers and treat them as owner-operators need to review their practices in light of a decision that classified drivers who leased equipment from Swift Transportation as employees.
13 Jan 2017
After setback, owner-operators say they will "pull out all the stops" to convince lawmakers, US Supreme Court, to kill the ELD mandate.
06 Jan 2017
Trucking costs in Mexico may rise 8 to 14 percent, Transplace said, as carriers react to state-imposed fuel price increases. 
06 Jan 2017
For-hire trucking employment rose to a new high in December, but carriers are hitting a hiring ceiling.
05 Jan 2017
Schneider National and heavy-haul flatbed specialist Daseke Inc. plan to go public in 2017, seeking new routes to financing.
04 Jan 2017
Both companies now contend they are not receiving an equitable portion of the revenue from their partnership.
20 Dec 2016
US truck tonnage growth hit the gas in November, rising after falling in October, but an index tracking pricing didn’t come even close to keeping up.
Meat and potatoes, staples of the American diet, are sustaining the US spot truckload market this December.
16 Dec 2016
The US spot truckload market is delivering Christmas dinner, as demand for potatoes and meats spike and spot market volumes are nearly double year-ago levels. E-commerce is also shifting freight shipments closer to the year's end.
A truck makes its way out of Werner's Laredo, Texas, terminal, where work on an expansion to meet the company's changing needs recently wrapped up.
16 Dec 2016
The fifth-largest US truckload carrier builds out its Laredo terminal, the busiest facility in its network, as cross-border trucking increases and shipper demands change.