Trucking Logistics

Low fuel prices and intermodal improvements delivered record fourth-quarter profits to Marten Transport, as the refrigerated carrier got more money out of its rolling assets.

Jan de Rijk Logistics will provider "road feeder service" for IAG Cargo in Spain, handling the air freight company's Iberian traffic.

diesel
Lower diesel prices at the pump mean lower trucking fuel surcharges, and the loss of fuel surcharge revenue is cutting into the profit margins of less-than-truckload carriers.

The exclusion of roughly 600 drayage drivers from Port Metro Vancouver’s new licensing system has raised tensions here in what is increasingly looking like a showdown between truck drivers and the government.

Canada's second-largest LTL operator pushed deeper into Western Canada by acquiring a division of Alberta-based Hi-Way 13.

After rising past $2 billion in revenue, non-asset Total Quality Logistics is expanding its physical network in North Carolina, opening an office in Durham.

Norfolk Southern in the snow
Railroads and trucking companies said shipping delays would be unavoidable Tuesday in the wake of severe winter weather that dropped as much as 2 feet of snow in some corners of the Northeast.

Associations representing truckers and motorists joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in asking the new Congress for a federal fuels tax hike to replenish the U.S. Highway Trust Fund before funding runs out May 31.

Congestion and delays at U.S. West Coast ports meant UPS had to scramble to get containerized goods into its inland delivery network and to customers. Higher purchased transportation costs were a factor in lower fourth-quarter earnings.

The U.S. average spot rate for a dry van truck on DAT load boards dropped below $2 per mile last week for the fist time since May, as a slower post-holiday freight season began.