Trucking Logistics

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.

The Cass Truckload Linehaul Rate Index and Intermodal Pricing Index show the year-over-year growth in truckload pricing slowing to a crawl, while intermodal pricing falls lower.

It may come as no surprise that an Atlanta highway interchange known as “Spaghetti Junction,” topped the list of the worst truck bottlenecks in the U.S. this year.

Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL Group, the world’s largest leading logistics and mail communications company since 2008, will share his views on the current and future state of global supply chains on Feb. 28, 2016, at the 16th Annual TPM Conference in Long Beach, California.