Trucking Logistics

Spot market truckload rates are rising on higher demand, but contract rate hikes are being slowed by market uncertainty and excess capacity.

Werner Enterprises and Heartland Express follow J.B. Hunt in reporting a rise in freight demand as the second quarter gets under way.

If it gets regulatory approval, a futures market for truck freight rates, based on DAT data, could help shippers mitigate pricing risks as the market gets more volatile.

Facing tougher customer demands and more supply chain complexity, shippers increasingly want and need to collaborate with transportation partners. It doesn't happen overnight.

J.B. Hunt’s less optimistic outlook could be an early indicator of what to expect from Class I railroads and trucking companies’ first-quarter earnings to be released over the next several weeks.

XPO Logistics won victories over the Teamsters in elections at two facilities, but the union won a vote in New Jersey.

Shippers and logistics operators at recent conferences didn't expect a massive capacity crunch to follow the rollout of an electronic logging mandate this year, but truckers warned there will be an impact.

Modest, sustained, and earlier-than-usual rate increases this spring in the spot market should be a canary in the coal mine for shippers with longer term contracts.


The operator of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s first ever terminal gate appointment program is expanding the 4-month-old pilot initiative.


Knowledge is power in contract talks, shippers at the NASSTRAC conference say.