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Top rankings of container lines, 3PLs, global transportation providers, ports, truckload and less-than truckload carriers, importers, exporters

Latest US truckload, LTL PPIs surprise on the upside

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 9, 2022, 5:18 PM EST

Total US trucking costs rose in November, with revised US producer price index figures for truckload and LTL services indicating at least a temporary reversal in a months-long decline.

Shipper demand speeding drop-and-hook ‘evolution’

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 9, 2022, 12:56 PM EST

Ryder System is joining the race to deploy more drop-and-hook trailer pools for shippers that need greater flexibility to reduce costs and counter supply chain disruption.

US LTL volumes drop, but pricing proves resilient

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 8, 2022, 3:01 PM EST

Less-than-truckload shipping volumes in the US are falling in the fourth quarter from all-time highs, but rates are slower to drop as carriers push back on absorbing higher costs.

CMA CGM seeking US adaptability through NY-NJ terminals purchase

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Dec 8, 2022, 12:27 PM EST

CMA CGM said its acquisition of terminal assets in the key New York–New Jersey container gateway was designed around flexibility for shippers, not a bet on permanent shifts in US coastal market share.
Container linesNorth American ports

CMA CGM adds terminal assets in New York–New Jersey

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor and Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Dec 7, 2022, 9:46 AM EST

New York–New Jersey is CMA CGM’s largest gateway on the US East Coast, and the carrier intends to further develop calls in the New York area for which the newly acquired terminals will provide future capacity.
North American portsMaritimeContainer lines

High stock levels, weak demand put CNY import rush in doubt

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 6, 2022, 10:54 AM EST

The traditional increase in bookings for December and January shipments out of Asia is nowhere to be seen as importers in destination markets struggle with surplus stock levels and weakening demand.
SurfaceTruckingTrucking labor

Transportation hiring surge falls short in November

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 2, 2022, 4:58 PM EST

Hiring expectations fell short across many transportation sectors in November, with real trucking employment dropping while warehousing firms and couriers added workers.
Trucking laborLTL

Trailer makers boosting production as orders soar

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Dec 2, 2022, 1:34 PM EST

Stubbornly strong industrial output and pent-up demand are expected to keep pressure on trailer manufacturers to increase supply, even during a US economic slowdown.
SurfaceTruckingTruckloadLTLTrucking labor

US truckload pricing index falls, but LTL goes flat

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 15, 2022, 3:40 PM EST

The US producer price indexes for long-distance truckload and less-than-truckload took separate routes in October, with LTL pricing essentially unchanged and the truckload index falling.

US freight volumes still higher than 2021: Cass

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 14, 2022, 5:14 PM EST

Freight volumes are dropping month to month but remain higher than a year ago, buoyed by inventory repositioning and easing supply constraints for manufacturers, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.

M&A in US trucking, logistics cross ‘asset lines’

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 8, 2022, 1:37 PM EST

US transportation companies with cash on hand are acquiring asset-based truckers and non-asset freight brokers alike to add services and shipper customers and build network density.
TruckloadDrayageTruck brokers

JOC Truckload Capacity Index dipped in Q3, but demand remains robust

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 7, 2022, 4:54 PM EST

After rising strongly from the third quarter of 2021 through the second quarter of this year, the JOC Truckload Capacity Index dropped slightly last quarter, but demand for equipment is still high.

Werner buys truckload brokerage ReedTMS

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 7, 2022, 2:18 PM EST

The acquisition of ReedTMS Logistics not only expands Werner’s brokerage reach, it also delivers shipper customers in the staple food and beverage industries.
TruckloadTruck brokers

US truck capacity shifting as spot rates drop

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 4, 2022, 5:11 PM EDT

US truckload capacity isn’t so much declining as it is shifting, according to data, and that will pose challenges to shippers and carriers trying to access trucks, trailers, and drivers.
TruckloadLTLTruck brokers

US trucking jobs rebounded to all-time high in October

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 4, 2022, 3:45 PM EDT

For-hire trucking companies added almost 20,000 jobs last month, erasing September’s payroll cut as capacity shifts between trucking sectors.
Trucking laborLTL

US 3PL Echo extends global forwarding reach

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 3, 2022, 2:37 PM EDT

The acquisition of Fastmore Logistics will give Echo Global Logistics more access to international freight forwarders, linking domestic and international cargo networks.
Logistics technologyTruckingTruck brokers

LTL demand now rising at standalone XPO

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 2, 2022, 3:25 PM EDT

Tonnage began increasing year over year at XPO late in the third quarter and continued to rise in October as the less-than-truckload carrier expands capacity.

US trucking market on rough road to ‘equilibrium’

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 1, 2022, 3:18 PM EDT

Regional stress is running through US truckload markets as demand softens, with price and capacity fluctuations that challenge shippers and carriers.
TruckloadTruck brokers

US trailer demand defies economic downturn

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Oct 28, 2022, 2:01 PM EDT

Growing use of equipment pools and power-only trucking support long-term demand for 53-foot trailers that transcends short-term economic trends, manufacturer Wabash says.

Lower Q3 volumes point to softer LTL market: ODFL

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Oct 26, 2022, 4:18 PM EDT

Less demand for its customers’ goods is cutting into tonnage and shipments at Old Dominion Freight Line, but not the company’s revenue or profit.