Trucking Logistics

Those in the U.S. surface transportation sector can buckle up for more of the same, so long as the national economy continues to creep along at its current pace.

The labor dispute that clogged West Coast ports with containers for months is still shaping freight markets, speakers at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference say, months after a contract was signed and the freight logjam broke.

Roadrunner Transportation Systems is expanding in Canada after having recently made a number of moves to increase its service in Mexico.

The shortage of truck drivers has expanded by 10,000 since last year, and is on track to quadruple to 175,000 by 2024, according to a report released Tuesday.

The coming "data explosion" could help make transportation networks much more efficient — if we can agree on what information to share and with whom to share it.

Con-way Freight today said it will raise non-contract tariff rates 4.9 percent this month, following rate hikes announced by FedEx Freight in the U.S. and DHL Freight in Europe.

To own or not to own assets: that is the question facing third-party logistics and transport operators in a world where the supply and cost of shipping capacity, on land at least, is increasingly uncertain. XPO Logistics believes it has an answer: Do both.

After collecting thousands of days' worth of data from more than 220 truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is starting the final analysis stage of its study of the safety impact of its new 34-hour restart rules, which were suspended in December. The agency hopes to complete its study this year.

Lower fuel prices and lower fuel surcharges are slowing the increase of freight shipping costs on both sides of the U.S. border or even reducing them, despite higher contract trucking rates.

The great swell in U.S. transportation, warehousing and utility jobs receded in July after hitting historic heights in April and May, but demand for workers remains strong in a complex employment market. Hiring numbers, and separations, continue to rise.