Trucking Logistics

The DOD’s US Transportation Command (Transcom) confirmed the contract this week.

J.B. Hunt’s first acquisition in recent memory is neither in the first nor final-mile logistics space.

“We expect contractual rates to begin to improve over the next few quarters.”

Negotiations between JNPT officials and other stakeholders are said to be in progress to resolve the impasse.

Increased second-quarter US industrial activity, consumer confidence primes freight market, pressures rates.

As freight volumes surge, truckload rates are rising faster than 3PLs such as C.H. Robinson Worldwide can adjust pricing.

The campaign to organize workers nationwide across different transportation modes will give the Teamsters more leverage and ultimately cost shippers more, a US labor expert told JOC.com.

APM Terminal (APMT) in the Port of New York and New Jersey says it will have mostly recovered from the cyber attack on Maersk by the end of the week.

A key House committee wants the Department of Transportation to consider delaying its electronic logging mandate, adding more uncertainty to the debate about the regulation, which takes effect in December.

XPO Logistics expects a healthy increase in revenue in the second quarter from the first quarter and a year ago, as freight demand in the US picks up.