Contract truck rates are rising because shippers are struggling to find available capacity and asking carriers what it will take to get their freight moving.
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21 Oct 2014
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.
13 Oct 2014
The nation's second-largest truckload carrier is the latest trucking company to boost driver pay significantly, as driver supply tightens in trucking's peak season.
27 Aug 2014
Truckload operators are increasingly willing to pay more to secure the truck drivers needed to deliver trucking capacity to shipper customers.
06 May 2014
Rising U.S. chemical output and strong shipping demand mean higher pay for tank-truck operators at Schneider National, the second-largest U.S. truckload carrier.
02 Jan 2014
If truckload capacity is getting tighter on America’s highways, it’s not pinching XPO Logistics. The fast-growing freight brokerage and logistics business sees truck capacity pretty much in balance nationwide, despite warnings that trucking’s supply-demand “equilibrium” is getting closer to its breaking point.
17 Dec 2013
Schneider National is making the rare move of offering its own 600-strong chassis fleet, giving shippers more reliable access to lightweight equipment that will allow them to load more goods into the company’s containers.
16 Dec 2013
Dedicated contract carriage, long a “one-customer, one-fleet” business, is evolving beyond those roots as more complex, leaner supply chains recast shipper distribution models. Increasingly, shippers are deploying dedicated truck fleets alongside their own vehicles and for-hire tractor-trailers in “hybrid” freight networks that also might include intermodal rail as they seek the best way to deliver goods.
26 Nov 2013
Flagship Logistics Group is looking for a few good people to staff its new customer contact center in Indianapolis: veter
22 Nov 2013
Shippers are starting to feel a pinch from new truck driver hours of service rules, especially businesses with tight delivery windows and high service expectations.
24 Oct 2013
Using in-cab and back office technology, Schneider National has measured a 3.1 percent drop in productivity since new truck driver hours of service rules took effect July 1.
24 Sep 2013
Schneider National CEO Chris Lofgren says shippers, trucking companies "must come to grips" with truck driver pay, address growing pay gap with average U.S. wages.
23 Aug 2013
Qualcomm is selling its Omnitracs trucking communications and telematics business for $800 million to Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm that specializes in technology companies.
07 Aug 2013
Schneider National is adding 200 truck drivers in Arizona and opening a facility in Phoenix.
27 Jun 2013
Schneider National is installing new tracking technology across its fleet of van trailers and intermodal containers.
31 May 2013
Shippers reluctant to jump into intermodal rail transport have a major incentive to test the waters: relatively low intermodal rates with few signs on the horizon for aggressive hikes.
15 Jan 2013
The Intermodal Association of North America’s board of directors has elected Barry D. Michaels, Union Pacific Railroad Company’s vice president of intermodal operations, as chairman.
14 Aug 2012
The 50 largest U.S. and Canadian truckload carriers ranked by revenue grew 13.4 percent in 2011.
11 Jun 2012
Schneider National and CSX Transportation have expanded their multiyear contract to allow the truckload giant to provide intermodal service at two rail ramps in Northwest Ohio.
10 May 2012
Schneider National and BNSF Railway have extended their intermodal partnership by signing a multiyear contract, giving customers of the latter “truck-like” reliability as over-the-road cap
02 May 2012
Schneider National, the largest privately owned U.S. truckload carrier, is replacing one-third of its truck fleet, purchasing more than 3,000 new trucks in 2012.
04 Apr 2012
No Schneider National employees were injured when a tornado ripped through its Dallas operating center Tuesday afternoon, sending trailers flyin
03 Apr 2012
A Schneider National truck terminal is among the properties damaged by one of at least two tornadoes that ripped through the Dallas area Tuesday afternoon.
13 Feb 2012
Schneider National helped create the template for the long-haul truckload carrier in the decades after trucking deregulation in the 1980s.
17 Jan 2012
Trucking giant Schneider National and CSX Transportation signed a multiyear contract expanding their intermodal partnership in the Eastern U.S.
13 Jan 2012
Donald J. Schneider, the former president, CEO and chairman of Schneider National, died Friday after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He was 76 years old.
10 Jan 2012
The world’s largest retailer, $419 billion Wal-Mart Stores, is also one of its largest shippers, managing a transportation network supplying roughly 4,500 Walmart and Sam's Club stores in the U.
05 Dec 2011
Technology provider ModusLink Global Solutions named Tom Nightingale, most recently chief marketing officer at Con-way, president for sales and marketing.
11 Oct 2011
Truckload giant Schneider National is leveraging its intermodal capabilities and relationship with Canadian National to speed freight between the U.S. and Canada.
22 Sep 2011
The nation’s wealthiest transportation mogul didn’t make her money on trucks, trains or planes, but by operating barges and distributing books.
21 Sep 2011
Schneider Logistics is offering shippers an integrated delivery service that it says can cut transportation costs for certain types of freight 7 to 20 percent.
14 Sep 2011
Truckload giant Schneider National launched a new division this month to support energy companies extracting oil and natural gas through hydraulic fracturing.
06 Sep 2011
Saddle Creek promoted Mike DelBovo, a 14-year company veteran, to the new position of president of transportation at the contract logistics operator.
12 Jul 2011
Schneider National is looking to hire 300 truck drivers in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico for its dedicated and bulk divisions to serve the region’s booming oil business.
29 Mar 2011
Cargo theft declined 12.5 percent last year at truckload and intermodal giant Schneider National, running counter to national trends, the company said.
17 Feb 2011
Schneider National would need to increase driver pay by about $3,000 per year "to keep commercial drivers whole from a W-2 perspective" if proposed changes in hours of service rules take effect, an ex