Trucking Logistics

Shippers have incurred heavy costs when their containers have been locked behind terminal gates for reasons outside their control.
A broad range of US shippers, truckers, and transportation intermediaries are asking federal maritime regulators to consider creating a rule to prevent marine terminals and container lines from charging demurrage and detention fees.

Consolidation of container lines could spur them to finally make a clean break from control of intermodal chassis.

Bipartisan legislation would make it easier for US Customs and Border Protection to partner with private companies or entities to fund infrastructure improvements at US border crossings and ports of entry.

A drug and alcohol testing clearinghouse could potentially further reduce the pool of available labor in an industry already battling a shortage of drivers.

Draft rules to sharply curb outbound direct investment would impact investment in overseas port and logistics assets under the country’s Belt and Road program.

A stronger-than-expected third quarter for the US economy bolstered trucking employment, but trucking hiring is still knocking against a ceiling.

Famous Footwear and other specialty retailers are turning to pool distribution to get more precise control over inventory and fulfillment.

Next-day shipping isn't just for online retailers. The parts division of $19 billion heavy truck maker PACCAR designed its latest distribution center to speed delivery of aftermarket components to customers.

President-elect Trump’s nomination for Department of Transportation chief, Elaine Chao, has a track record of rolling back regulation and a pro-business bent.

Companies such as Old Dominion Freight Line, Estes Express Line, and Saia are adding terminals and doors. Can they add more freight and market share?