Terminal operators are committed to return West Coast ports to normal operations as quickly as possible, but their ability to eliminate the backlogs of containers and vessels that are choking their facilities will be capped by constraints on the availability of dockworkers, harbor truck drivers and chassis.
The Ontario Trucking Association is asking truck drivers to rate shippers and consignees by how they treat them, placing them either on an 'honor roll' or in 'detention hall.'
Fresh from its first profitable year since the recession, USA Truck signed an agreement with two of its leading investors that will allow those firms to sell some of their stock.
Brazilian officials are struggling to end an eight-day protest by truckers that threatens exports of a key Brazilian crop, soybeans. The truckers are blocking roads in 10 Brazilian states, delaying deliveries to ports.
Truckload rates rose 7.9 percent from a year ago in January, gaining on December, while intermodal pricing dropped for the first time since 2013, Cass Information Systems said.
Increase shows momentum of U.S. economic recovery keeping pace, as American Trucking Associations tonnage index rises to highest level on record.
Don't be fooled by a seasonal drop in net trailer orders in January — a stronger economy and changing equipment strategies are contributing to a "vibrant" trailer market in the U.S., as FTR sales data show.
Transportation company spending on equipment helped boost an equipment financing index to three-year high in February despite lower equipment spending in the energy field.
The five largest U.S. border crossings by truck increased truck volume 4 percent in 2014, with Laredo, the largest truck crossing point, processing 5.5 percent more trucks than in 2014.