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A Roadrunner transport truck
01 Feb 2018
Roadrunner, which restated several years’ earnings, said its turnaround plan will satisfy shippers and investors. And the company has these three factors as tailwinds: shippers stuck with them, truck demand is strong, and there is a market for freight that is a day slower but considerably cheaper.
31 Jan 2018
These days, shippers want freight delivered in 'a New York minute,' and regional LTL carrier A. Duie Pyle is adding a terminal in the Bronx, New York, while reconfiguring its local network, to get closer to Big Apple customers.
29 Jan 2018
Expected and unexpected challenges have marked the start of the electronic logging device mandate era — magnifying shipper concerns about inadequate truck capacity and rising rates.
23 Jan 2018
US freight rates are set to rise not just this year, but into the near future, analysts predict. However, there is an upside for shippers to the strengthening US/global economies that are pushing up freight rates.
11 Jan 2018
An unexpected diversion of freight to rails in the wake of last year's hurricanes will cost the trucking company.
10 Jan 2018
In particular, the FMCSA will focus on accelerating tests of autonomous vehicle technologies, believing they have the potential to significantly reduce crashes.
27 Dec 2017
Capacity, not price, is king once again.
18 Dec 2017
This is certain regarding the trucking industry in 2018: it will be the year of time management, as the electronic logging mandate makes supply chains less and less flexible while freight demand rises.
15 Dec 2017
Spot rates for truckload, intermodal services keep rising, putting pressure on contract rates that may last well into 2018.
14 Dec 2017
James Welch, the executive credited with saving one of the largest less-than-truckload companies, will retire next July, as economic growth buoys the LTL business.
11 Dec 2017
Even as demand for truck-transported cargo rises, truck companies are struggling to add drivers, due to competition from better-paying jobs in other sectors.
08 Dec 2017
The upcoming electronic logging device mandate could affect more than truck capacity available to shippers.
06 Dec 2017
Owner-operators and small carriers opposed to electronic logging are still hoping for a last-minute reprieve.
05 Dec 2017
The freight boom that began absorbing truck capacity in September still has legs.
01 Dec 2017
Shippers must acquaint themselves with the requirements of the regulation and its likely impact on US trucking capacity and supply chains.
30 Nov 2017
Pressure on US truck, intermodal pricing stays steady.
27 Nov 2017
The rising number of false log violations should be a red flag to shippers as the ELD mandate approaches.
20 Nov 2017
Many of the logistics providers the JOC surveyed believe their shipper customers are woefully unprepared.
15 Nov 2017
There is a rocky road ahead.
14 Nov 2017
A growing market share doesn’t translate to an improving economic environment and rising profits for the trucking business across Europe.
13 Nov 2017
False logs are an "epidemic," and shippers are vulnerable, speakers tell the JOC Inland Distribution Conference. The latest federal data back them up.
09 Nov 2017
At the US-Mexican border, a long-term, costly imbalance in north- and southbound tractor-trailers threatens to slow cross-border supply chains.
07 Nov 2017
A survey of shippers and logistics service providers (LSPs) shows broad agreement truck capacity is getting tighter, but the LSPs expect rates to rise higher next year than shippers anticipate. Electronic logging devices may be a reason.
02 Nov 2017
As the Dec. 18 ELD mandate draws closer, Ryder System said it will equip all of its rental trucks with portable ELDs, helping short-term truck renters comply with the law.
02 Nov 2017
E-commerce is accelerating, underpinning an uptick in global trade and US economic growth, XPO's Jacobs said.
01 Nov 2017
Purchased transportation costs rose steadily in the third quarter.
31 Oct 2017
Growth in truckload pricing is accelerating.
27 Oct 2017
Third-quarter earnings reports reveal across-the-board increases in transportation rates, with little sign pressure will ease soon.
25 Oct 2017
US truck tonnage slipped slightly less than 1 percent in September, following hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but year-over-year data shows a significant long-term increase in freight volumes.
23 Oct 2017
Concerns over the supply of truck drivers and the resulting increases in trucking rates will likely grow in the coming months.
20 Oct 2017
FedEx Trade Networks' Dr. Udo Lange on the fundamental challenge of extreme overcapacity in the market, regulatory compliance challenges, and their strategy for ocean freight forwarding.
19 Oct 2017
YRC Worldwide was hit by two hurricanes and a wave of rising transportation costs in the third quarter, forcing it to lower its projected operating profit for 2017.
19 Oct 2017
Truck driver wages and benefits grew for the fourth straight year in 2016.
04 Oct 2017
The number of loads available per truck shot up from July to August, in advance of typical peak season trends. Truckers are betting on sustained volumes.
20 Sep 2017
Stronger than usual freight demand in August signals an early start to trucking’s autumn “peak” and higher costs for shippers.