Trucking Logistics

Rail and truck shippers in North America continue to face constricted capacity and rising costs and the situation will most likely continue through the remainder of the year.

Landstar System truck
Landstar’s Henry Gerkens is among those rejecting the possibility of a big drop in freight demand as the third quarter winds down.

As trucking companies strive to improve efficiency and streamline operations, shippers that actively help motor carriers improve productivity and profitability are the most desirable business partners, according to a new survey by Transplace.

Trucks at a truck stop
The U.S. economic recovery may be slow, but the freight recovery is moving faster, thanks to growth in manufacturing, energy and construction.

Six U.S. truck drivers have filed a class action suit accusing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of unlawfully disseminating reports of driver safety records to potential employers.

The union representing about 400 harbor truck drivers at Port Metro Vancouver has given Canadian officials until July 30 to enforce government-mandated pay rates for drivers, or face another possible trucker strike at Canada’s largest port.

What a difference a year — and a $300 million acquisition — can make. The acquisition of Gordon Trucking last November is powering significant growth at Heartland Express...

Spurred by stronger industrial production, consumer spending and housing activity, truckload rates rose 5.2 percent on average in June from a year ago...

Werner Enterprises truck
A stronger recovery, an “extremely challenging” driver market and rising number of trucking company failures gave Werner Enterprises more freight than it could handle in the second quarter. “Overbooked” is the term the nation’s third-largest truckload carrier used to describe its business last quarter.

Roadrunner Transportation drove deeper into the non-asset logistics business this week by acquiring Integrated Services, a $21 million Midwestern regional logistics provider.