Trucking Logistics

A stronger U.S. economy is filling trailers and containers faster than transportation companies can provide them, driving up transportation costs and intermodal and trucking rates, speakers said Thursday at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

Shippers moving goods to or from U.S. foreign trade zones say there are not enough bonded truckers available to handle their freight, creating delays, shippers tell JOC Inland Distribution Conference

Port congestion in Southern California is driving cargo to third-party logistics providers that have access to capacity from ocean and overland carriers, and the information technology systems to link these services together in an end-to-end supply chain solution, according to a 3PL executive.

Holiday shopping
FedEx said it has plans in place to handle expected record volume of holiday shipments this year and avoid a repeat of 2013’s late-shipments debacle.

Third-party logistics provider CEVA Logistics said it will spend $20 million to expand and update its United Kingdom truck fleet.

A key indicator of trucking activity was flat in September compared to August, reflecting decreased demand in hauling for retailers but increased business from factories.

Equipment financing activity skyrocketed in September, rising 31 percent from August and 21 percent year-over-y


British freight forwarders and shippers are struggling with a trans-Atlantic problem: a shortage of skilled truck drivers.

Federal regulators will spend $1 million to help U.S. military veterans train for careers behind the wheel and alleviate what trucking companies say is a growing shortage of skilled drivers.

Hamburg Süd said it has taken steps to combat significant delays in vessel arrivals and departures at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as severe congestion at the largest port complex in the Americas has reached a new level of intensity.