Trucking Logistics

The worst reading from the Institute for Supply Management’s Purchasing Managers Index since November 2012 signals a slowdown in freight for less-than-truckload carriers to haul.

Werner Enterprises, the fifth-largest truckload carrier in the U.S., is raising solo driver pay by an average of $5,000 annually, the latest sign of how motor carriers are forking out more to keep and attract drivers ahead of serious demographic headwinds.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration released on Friday the final version of its coercion rule, the first in a number of regulations that could impact U.S. truck capacity moving forward.

Greater Memphis Chamber
Mark Herbison, Greater Memphis Chamber, on the city's history as a trade hub, current rail, river, road, rail and air advantages, as well as funding needs for infrastructure expansion.

For-hire truck tonnage reversed two months of decline in October even as inventories remain a drag on truck freight volume, according to the latest figures from the American Trucking Associations.

Truckers calling in Los Angeles-Long Beach are experiencing the lowest in-terminal service times since longshore labor issues in the fall of 2014 created the worst port congestion in more than a decade, according to the organization that represents the 13 container terminals in the largest U.S. port complex.

Transportation stakeholders received something to celebrate this year as 44 percent of the new $500 million round of the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program went to projects dedicated to moving freight.

Averitt's Charlie McGee at JOC Inland Distribution 2015
Averitt's Charlie McGee on international supply chain solutions, risk tolerance and expectations for 2016.

The National Automobile Dealers Association raised its forecast for 2016 U.S. car and light truck sales to 17.7 million units, a record high that will drive automotive freight and logistics demand.

Less-than-truckload shipments increased marginally in the first nine months of 2015, as freight revenue plummeted, thanks largely to the drop in fuel surcharges, SJ Consulting Group says.