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

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British freight forwarders and shippers are struggling with a trans-Atlantic problem: a shortage of skilled truck drivers.
Federal regulators will spend $1 million to help U.S. military veterans train for careers behind the wheel and alleviate what trucking companies say is a growing shortage of skilled drivers.
A summer of strong freight demand drove revenue up 8 percent at Werner Enterprises, which won "sustainable" rate increases from shippers and raised driver pay.
UPS will raise freight rates for air and ground packages, domestic and international shipments and less-than-truckload freight by 4.9 percent on average Dec. 29, the company said Monday.
The book is closed on a three-year cross-border trucking pilot project, but the debate over cross-border trucking with Mexico is far from finished.
A stronger, steadier North American economy is generating more intra-Canada truckload freight and cross-border shipping demand from U.S. partners and customers.
Congestion-caused delays at the largest U.S. port complex are pushing up outbound spot market truck rates from the Los Angeles-Long Beach market to inland distribution points.
U.S. spot market truck rates were stable last week, and while freight volume dropped from the previous week, demand and pricing are still robust, DAT Solutions said.
An analysis of recent lane-by-lane trucking activity in the U.S. turns on their heads some assumptions about spot market load boards and how they’re used by carriers.
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