Truckload Freight

Truckload Freight

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Commentary

Truck weight reform legislation known as the Safe and Efficient Transportation Act, which is pending in Congress and likely to be considered in 2015 as an amendment to the next highway reauthorization bill, would help shippers address the capacity crisis by giving each state the option to raise truck weight limits on appropriate portions of its interstate highways.

News & Analysis

19 Nov 2014
Collaboration, cooked with perspiration and flavored by imagination with a dash of desperation, is the main course being served at the National Industrial Transportation League’s annual conference and TransComp Exhibition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
18 Nov 2014
A key indicator of trucking activity in October rebounded, thanks to an uptick in retail and manufacturing business.
18 Nov 2014
Technology that could eventually link trucks in virtual “road trains” will be studied by the American Transportation Research Institute and two Department of Transportation research teams, the research arm of the American Trucking Associations announced this week.
18 Nov 2014
Supply chain disruption caused by delays from congestion, chassis shortages and labor slowdowns at West Coast ports is trickling inland, shippers at the National Industrial Transportation League’s annual conference say.
13 Nov 2014
The third quarter was good to practically all the publicly owned U.S. trucking companies: none reported losses, and their combined revenue rose 10.7 percent to more than $10 billion, supported by a second quarter of stronger freight demand and economic growth.
13 Nov 2014
A 15-month streak of record demand for spot market trucks carried into October, when spot market truckload volumes jumped 25 percent year-over-year, DAT Solutions said.
13 Nov 2014
The British economy is expanding more quickly in 2014, putting more freight on motorways. Trucking or road transport operators in the United Kingdom, however, claim they aren’t seeing the profit margins they need to reinvest in their businesses and hire truck or lorry drivers.
12 Nov 2014
A 70 percent increase in truckloads moving from Canada to the U.S. and an improving North American economy boosted Canadian truck freight volumes in October, with spot market volumes rising 21 percent year-over-year, according to TransCore Link Logistics.
11 Nov 2014
As the U.S. economy gets stronger and freight demand rises, large truckload carriers are beginning to add trucks, driving the JOC Truckload Capacity Index up 1 percentage point in the third quarter.
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11 Nov 2014
Combined growth among the 50 largest transportation and logistics companies worldwide slowed to a halt in 2013 amid global economic uncertainty. The combined revenue of the 50 companies slipped 0.1 percent after increasing 2.6 percent in 2012 and 8.4 percent in 2011.