Truckload Freight

Heavy truck news and resources, covering commercial trucks, tractor trailers, tonnage and more.

Commentary

Despite the calm market in early 2016, a storm is forming that is going to hit the trucking industry. New regulations coming into play in the next several months and the increasing influence of a major retailer are prepped to cause significant turbulence in the U.S. trucking market.

News & Analysis

23 May 2016
Trucking, shipping interests attack use of data they call flawed in proposed motor carrier ratings.
19 May 2016
Despite "positive" economic indicators, freight volumes seem stuck at a "standstill."
17 May 2016
Mention Indianapolis and its famous speedway comes to mind, but so should supply chain velocity, warehousing and freight.
13 May 2016
High levels of inventory continue to depress freight demand and help create excess truck capacity.
12 May 2016
Cass/Avondale indices for April show continued decline in truckload and intermodal pricing.
11 May 2016
Truck capacity is overwhelmingly concentrated among small and midsize carriers.
11 May 2016
Although truckload carriers are getting more profitable, their efficiency is flagging, a survey by TMW Systems shows.
06 May 2016
Trucking hiring is bumping against a post-recession ceiling as unemployment drops, construction wages rise.
05 May 2016
Truckload carriers are struggling to bring capacity in line with demand, as an increase in the first-quarter JOC.com Truckload Capacity Index shows.
03 May 2016
In the U.S., the spring of 2016 isn’t a bad time to be a shipper. Sure, there’s the SOLAS problem, but soft demand combined with excess capacity on land and sea and low fuel costs is pushing down transportation costs and giving shippers more bargaining power in annual contract bids, whether in the trans-Pacific maritime trade or U.S. domestic truck lanes.