Trucking Logistics

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Trucking is the dominant mode of domestic freight transportation in the United States. It is divided between for-hire trucking, composed of long-haul and regional truckload carriers and less-than-truckload carriers, and private, shipper-owned fleets. Smaller, niche operators include drayage truckers that haul intermodal containers from rail yards and seaports, and flatbed companies that handle heavy freight.

News & Analysis

22 Apr 2014
Arizona authorities are urging the federal government to consider some Mexican cross-border truckers’ complaints of unfair treatment and prevent a threatened blockade at the largest port of entry in the state.
22 Apr 2014
A “meaningful improvement” in freight demand this winter is pushing truckload rates higher this spring, as shippers look to lock down truck capacity for the fall peak shipping season.
Port of Oakland. Photo: cdrin / Shutterstock.com
22 Apr 2014
The Port of Oakland has come a long way from last summer, when harbor truckers disrupted the port through sporadic work stoppages protesting new clean-truck rules. But based on recent comments from truckers it still has plenty of work to do to improve turn times in the harbor.
Norbert Dentressangle rose to 24th from 29th after acquiring Fiege’s logistics operations in Italy, Spain and Portugal.
21 Apr 2014
The world’s largest third-party logistics providers showed minuscule growth in 2013 for the second consecutive year, as sluggish trade growth affected forwarding volume and other 3PL segments saw only modest increases.
Truck with Project 21 decal.
18 Apr 2014
EL PASO, Texas — The trucks here crossing the border from Juarez, Mexico, with “Project 21” decals are cleared by U.S. and Mexican customs agents faster than those trucks without the sticker, allowing drivers to get their goods from Mexican factories to U.S. customers faster.
18 Apr 2014
U.S. spot market truckload rates dropped slightly in mid-April, but not by much, a sign truckload capacity remains tight as shippers roll into the second quarter, putting across-the-board pressure on rates.
Parcels
17 Apr 2014
Ten years after its launch, online shipping marketplace uShip is pursuing both commercial freight and consumer shipments, expanding an innovative LTL spot market and partnering with eBay.
Top 50 trucking companies
16 Apr 2014
The United States’ largest trucking companies kept tapping their brakes in 2013, slowing revenue growth for the second consecutive year as the economic recovery remained a modest one.
16 Apr 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. — Technology similar to Uber and other apps that allow big-city users to call a taxi or black sedan with their smartphones could soon hit the U.S. trucking industry, potentially displacing freight brokers that fail to adapt, a senior equity research analyst warned on April 12.
16 Apr 2014
Smith Electric Vehicles, hailed by President Obama in 2010 for its help “setting a model” for a greener U.S. economy, stopped making or delivering trucks and vans late last year as it ran short on cash and failed to make a profit from its battery-powered vehicles.
15 Apr 2014
J.B. Hunt Transport Services appears back on track for intermodal growth, reflecting a broader pickup in intermodal following delays, disruptions and depressed volumes in the first quarter blamed on severe weather.

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