William B. Cassidy

Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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TransForce's package division increased sales 6 percent, but its trucking business struggled in the second quarter.
Like competitor Swift Transportation, Werner is reducing its fleet capacity.
The fifth-largest U.S. truckload carrier is cutting some shippers loose as they seek deep rate cuts in a soft market.
Swift Transportation's efforts to control capacity weren't enough to stave off a decline in earnings.
Span Alaska gives Matson Logistics greater reach into The Frontier State, and door-to-door service capabilities increasingly needed to compete.
A drop in spot rates and sluggish economy bit into revenue and profit at the fourth-largest U.S. truckload carrier.
Dedicated trucking makes up 8 percent more of Marten Transport's business mix than it did at this time last year.
General truckload and intermodal sales softened, but Marten's dedicated division increased revenue by double digits.
High inventories continue to drag on demand for trucking and transportation services.
Tonnage drops in June despite other improving indicators for trucking.
New online sales events such as Amazon's Prime Day increase demand for last-mile capacity.
After six years of rapid, acquisition-fueled growth, XPO is under growing pressure from some investors to show results.
Shifting focus from acquisitions to profit-building, XPO works to convince investors it will succeed in the long-haul.
Although intermodal volume at U.S. railroads fell 2.7 percent year-over-year in the first half, J.B. Hunt managed to increase intermodal volume 12 percent and 9 percent in the first two quarters.
Second-quarter results show $6.2 billion J.B. Hunt is spending to build intermodal, truck volume, revenue.