Truckload Freight

Truckload Freight

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

Commentary

Shippers are experiencing a period of relative tranquility on the trucking front, but the calm won’t last long,

News & Analysis

28 Jul 2015
Swift Transportation last year led the trucking industry in raising driver pay, and that pay raise, however costly, is paying off handsomely for the largest U.S. truckload carrier as driver retention improves and profits rise 27 percent from a year ago.
28 Jul 2015
Universal Truckload Services’ second quarter profit and revenue slipped amid reduced truckload demand, but the company said volume and pricing strengthened for other businesses, notably intermodal drayage.
28 Jul 2015
If U.S. shippers feel less pain when it comes time to pay freight bills this year, they can thank the worldwide oil glut. With the third quarter under way, the very significant impact of the collapse in oil and fuel prices over the past year on U.S. freight transportation is clear.
24 Jul 2015
Canadian LTL and parcel operator Dicom is expanding in the U.S., completing its fourth acquisition in less than a year this week with the purchase of Extra Express in Los Angeles. The parcel and freight carrier seeks a bigger share of the final-mile transportation market on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border.
24 Jul 2015
A surge in freight demand from new and existing customers pushed Landstar System's second-quarter revenue and freight volumes up, in some cases by double digits. The company's owner-operator fleet is now larger than it was at the end of 2006, before the recession.
22 Jul 2015
Truckload carrier Knight Transportation increased revenue 14 percent in the second quarter to $302 million, despite lower "transactional customer demand." Net profit rose 7.3 percent to $28 million.
21 Jul 2015
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a Kentucky-licensed truck driver an imminent hazard to public safety after his involvement in a fatal accident that claimed six lives on I-75 outside Chattanooga, Tennessee on June 25, 2015.
21 Jul 2015
Strong "but not stellar" freight demand, higher rates and keen management of drivers and equipment helped generate more profit for Werner Enterprises, which is using its profits to expand capacity.
20 Jul 2015
Spot market truckload demand in the U.S.
17 Jul 2015
The loss of fuel surcharge revenue and a slower economy proved a drag on revenue for J.B. Hunt Transport Services, but didn't keep profits from rising at three of its four operating divisions.