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

25 Nov 2014
The value of U.S. trade with Mexico and Canada increased by $7.8 billion in September, exceeding $100 billion for the seventh straight month as manufacturing activity and freight shipping in all three North American Free Trade Agreement partners expanded.
24 Nov 2014
U.S. shippers dependent on congested ports face a tough year ahead, FTR Associates says. But that doesn't mean 2015 will be easy — or cheap — for anyone shipping freight in the U.S.
24 Nov 2014
The nation’s largest regional less-than-truckload carrier is moving to larger digs.
24 Nov 2014
West Coast port congestion keeps spot market truck prices on inland routes high, and shippers are rethinking supply chains as cost rise.
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.