Trucking Logistics

Despite an uptick in volume in July, trucking executives see a long road ahead before truckload rates rise.


The opening of the first bathroom solely for female truck drivers in one of the busiest terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey this month has highlighted the growing numbers of women drivers in drayage, which could prove vital to ameliorating the driver shortages plaguing the industry.

Truckload revenue per load was down 15 percent in the second quarter at Echo Global Logistics, but mergers and acquisitions kept the company in the black overall.
The acquisition of Command Transportation last year is helping Echo Global Logistics gain truckload brokerage market share.

SLIDE SHOW: Wind power shipments have emerged as one of the key growth sectors in breakbulk and project cargo shipping.

The slight year-over-year drop in quarterly revenue was the first for ODFL since 2009.

Looking beyond the broader market, Hub Group sees share gain, more volume ahead.

Broker benefits from lower costs, but lower rates take a bite out of truckload revenue.

Rate cuts by the Russian rail monopoly RZD have made trucking uncompetitive with rail on some key routes, boosting the market share of the latter.
Russia’s container trade continues to rebound, sparking an intense competition between truckers and railroads.

US trucking industry pioneer built one of the largest LTL carriers, now UPS Freight.

TransForce's package division increased sales 6 percent, but its trucking business struggled in the second quarter.