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

24 Apr 2015
Large, diversified truckload carriers found detours around the "soft patch" in the U.S. economy during the first quarter, with most increasing revenue and profit. A lack of drivers may have held back some companies.
23 Apr 2015
Thousands of independent Brazilian truckers in Brazil are wracking shippers’ supply chains by holding blockages in five states across the country in protest of what they deem are low wages.
22 Apr 2015
The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index rose 5.1 percent year-over-year in March and climbed 2.3 percent from February, a sign of healthy freight demand at the end of the first quarter.
22 Apr 2015
Werner Enterprises easily passed a slow-moving economy in the first quarter, increasing trucking revenue 6 percent and net profit 61 percent. Freight demand remains strong in April, the company said.
21 Apr 2015
In the latest of several major logistics acquisition, Echo Global Logistics acquired $561 million 3PL Command Transportation, bringing its total annual revenue within range of $2 billion.
21 Apr 2015
Truck tonnage increased in March after a February fall, riding a wave of stronger consumer confidence, retail sales and U.S. imports.
20 Apr 2015
Con-way Truckload is purchasing 635 new tractors with automated manual transmissions in a bid to attract drivers — especially new recruits.
16 Apr 2015
Refrigerated trucking operator Marten Transport nearly doubled net profit in the first quarter while expanding dedicated operations as shippers scrambled to secure truck capacity.
14 Apr 2015
The pace of truck rate increases could slow this year, if manufacturing continues to grow slowly and low energy prices deter capital investment, Wall Street analysts said. However, they see a storm coming in 2016-17.
14 Apr 2015
Stronger pricing, better equipment utilization and strong intermodal growth helped lift the Arkansas-based carrier's fiscal first quarter profit to $91.9 million.