Although Uber Freight can certainly have a major impact on freight brokering, there are many factors that show the standards in the industry cannot be switched that easily.
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13 Aug 2018
Shippers take note: concerning US less-than-truckload trucking companies’ pricing power in contract talks, it’s not the end. It’s not even the beginning of the end.
08 Aug 2018
Fresh from Amazon’s transportation shop, Kenny Wagers sees technology and integration within XPO as the keys to accelerating less-than-truckload growth.
07 Aug 2018
That upgrade for Uber Freight could lead to expanded, pro-active opportunities for shippers.
02 Aug 2018
“We do expect a big peak this year because the economy is so good,” Bradley S. Jacobs, chairman and CEO, said in an interview. “...We’ve started staffing up already. That’s one of the reasons we began adding all the technology we’ve been developing.”
03 Jul 2018
It’s a stronger US truck market than even 2004/2005, drivers are aware that they are in short supply, and there is no end in sight — hence there is an obvious reason why both shippers and trucking companies should keep those market conditions in mind.
06 Jun 2018
All key fundamentals point to another strong revenue growth year in 2018 for the third-party logistics provider sector, absent a trade war.
04 Jun 2018
The inclusion of carriers with up to 10 trucks in Uber’s capacity pool will help build density and increase the value of its app-based service to shippers.
01 May 2018
Trucking companies at the NASSTRAC Shippers Conference say they aren’t having an easy time finding capacity either, citing rising labor costs and a shrinking labor pool. And there are other sector issues they are dealing with that shippers never see.
24 Apr 2018
Some said it could not be done, but Bradley Jacobs is forging new shipper services by integrating assets and resources from across XPO Logistics’ diverse operating network.
10 Apr 2018
XPO Connect will help shippers find and monitor fluctuating capacity across the logistics firm’s transportation modes.
09 Apr 2018
Full enforcement of the electronic logging device mandate began April 1, but inspectors issued a slew of violations in early 2018, federal data show.
30 Mar 2018
Freight brokers with less than $16 million in annual revenue saw shipments jump 20.5 percent in the fourth quarter, but higher truck rates put pressure on margins.
08 Mar 2018
While 59 percent of the 258 truckers in the survey were satisfied with traditional brokers, 50 percent also said communication has been poor and 53 percent said the information about the load was lacking or incorrect.
07 Feb 2018
Technology investments in the warehouse, at LTL docks, and in the last-mile delivery business are in the works at XPO Logistics, which expects consumer and business demand to propel technology in 2018.
20 Dec 2017
Despite the dip, the freight market is strong, as are the sectors that feed into freight — factory output, construction, and business investment.
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
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.
30 Oct 2017
More complex supply chains and faster fulfillment demands create opportunity for logistics "insourcing" among shippers, Haversack Logistics founder says.
27 Oct 2017
Third-quarter earnings reports reveal across-the-board increases in transportation rates, with little sign pressure will ease soon.
20 Oct 2017
"Relentless" investment in equipment, higher driver pay help boost capacity, revenue, profit for Werner.
16 Oct 2017
Technology cannot replace personal relationships, but greater automation can help smooth processes, Echo Global Logistics CEO Waggoner says.
13 Oct 2017
Higher third-quarter operating costs at J.B. Hunt, especially costs related to drivers and empty trucks, show why US shippers should be concerned about truck and intermodal pricing.
04 Oct 2017
Bradley S. Jacobs will receive the 2017 Connie Award in December for 'entrepreneurial spirit,' dedication to an integrated, global supply chain.
03 Oct 2017
Shippers will have to dig harder to access new capacity as peak shipping season heats up.
02 Oct 2017
A host of issues critical to shippers, brokers and truckers await Robert P. Martinez, President Trump’s nominee to head the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
21 Sep 2017
Uber Freight is most comfortable concentrating on truckload.
15 Sep 2017
Call it an "obsession." Amazon's dedication to fulfilling customer expectations is turning a wheel of logistics growth that is not likely to stop.
14 Sep 2017
Addition of 10-4 Systems to division offering carrier technologies promises greater blending of services across supply chains.
13 Sep 2017
XPO Logistics is putting the last mile first.
18 Aug 2017
Does an atypically "robust" summer for US freight demand signal higher road and rail rates ahead for shippers?