Truckload Freight

Truckload Freight

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

Commentary

What's the best way to celebrate National Truck Driver Appreciation Week? 1) Raise pay; 2) Start to build a more 'driver-centric' business.

News & Analysis

20 Oct 2014
A stronger, steadier North American economy is generating more intra-Canada truckload freight and cross-border shipping demand from U.S. partners and customers.
17 Oct 2014
Congestion-caused delays at the largest U.S. port complex are pushing up outbound spot market truck rates from the Los Angeles-Long Beach market to inland distribution points.
17 Oct 2014
U.S. spot market truck rates were stable last week, and while freight volume dropped from the previous week, demand and pricing are still robust, DAT Solutions said.
17 Oct 2014
An analysis of recent lane-by-lane trucking activity in the U.S. turns on their heads some assumptions about spot market load boards and how they’re used by carriers.
16 Oct 2014
Truck capacity is tightening along the U.S.-Mexican border, forcing cross-border shippers to become more innovative, says Sonney Jones, a former shipper and now director of sales in Mexico for Transplace.
14 Oct 2014
Spot market freight volumes on DAT load boards climbed 32 percent year-over-year in September, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, the 14th straight monthly increase.
14 Oct 2014
U.S. shippers turned to J.B. Hunt Transport Services for capacity in the third quarter, whether moving goods on road or on rail. The carrier increased intermodal volumes 8 percent year-over-year in the quarter, despite slower train speeds and limited drayage capacity.
13 Oct 2014
The nation's second-largest truckload carrier is the latest trucking company to boost driver pay significantly, as driver supply tightens in trucking's peak season.
Weekly wrap-up: ILWU-PMA talks, 2M’s FMC approval and intermodal troubles
11 Oct 2014
Events on the U.S. West Coast dominated on JOC.com this past week, as labor negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association could finally be heating up. Five of the Top 10 stories on JOC.com in the past week focused on the issue.
10 Oct 2014
Entrepreneur Don Daseke is rapidly building a "premier" North American industrial freight hauler, merging five heavy-haul trucking companies in six years.