Truckload Freight

Truckload Freight

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

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News & Analysis

01 Oct 2014
Spot market truckload rates for dry van equipment dropped for the second straight week last week, but flatbed and refrigerated rates stayed stable, DAT Solutions said
Knight Transportation tractor-trailer
01 Oct 2014
Strategic acquisitions in the U.S. trucking field continue as truckload carrier Knight Transportation grabs Barr-Nunn for $112.4 million.
Swift Transportation truck
29 Sep 2014
A big hike in truck driver pay seems to be paying off handsomely for Swift Transportation. The number of Swift trucks lacking drivers has dropped about 20 percent from the end of the second quarter, and line-haul truck utilization has improved more than 3 percent.
25 Sep 2014
Average U.S truckload spot market rates slipped slightly in the week that ended Sept. 20 as the number of shipments on the market dropped 3.5 percent, DAT Solutions said. However, both rates and freight activity are “robust” when compared with a year ago.
24 Sep 2014
Equipment finance activity jumped 13 percent year-over-year in August, a sign of stronger transportation and construction demand and an increase in line with other economic indicators.
24 Sep 2014
Truckers and intermodal operators may be pessimistic by nature, but capacity is tight in both sectors, freight is growing faster than gross domestic product, and rates are on the rise. So it’s time for overland carriers to “stop complaining,” a transportation expert told the IANA conference.
16 Sep 2014
Rail service problems are starting to hurt truckers with intermodal operations, especially those such that move refrigerated goods, a transportation analyst says.
15 Sep 2014
Advances in technology and shipper demand are leading trucking companies toward the 'connected enterprise' and closer ties to customer supply chains.
14 Sep 2014
Despite reports of tight truckload capacity, the number of 'active' trucking firms is rising steadily, QualifiedCarriers.com reports.
The acquisition of Pacer International earlier this year tapped several trends driving growth at XPO
13 Sep 2014
Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.