Stung by lower tractor utilization rates and rising costs, truckload carrier US Xpress pares back its technology team and real estate, and focuses on adding truckload contract business.
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24 Sep 2020
US shippers are returning to the ‘shipper of choice’ model as a peak season unlike any other looms ahead, trucking executives told the virtual CSCMP 2020 Edge conference this week.
10 Sep 2020
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.
15 Apr 2020
Detention is a problem for truckers in the best of times. It’s worse amid the pandemic as shippers handle high volumes with fewer dock and warehouse workers available.
06 Apr 2020
Trucking companies need plans to keep their drivers healthy, financially whole, and on the road amid the coronavirus outbreak. They need plans for when they get sick, too.
22 Jan 2020
The freight market has returned closer to equilibrium between shippers and truckers than last year, but a murky middle persists over whether business conditions will flip toward carriers later this year.
09 Dec 2019
Although a large carrier, Celadon’s fleet size and revenue are just drops in the US truckload bucket. The biggest impact of its bankruptcy may be in Mexico.
15 Jun 2018
“The market has a long way to run and it’s going to last longer than we’ve seen in the past,” said Eric Fuller, CEO and president, U.S. Xpress Enterprises.
07 May 2018
As freight demand and the need for capital rises, the fifth-largest US truckload operator plans a route back to Wall Street to fund growth.
19 Apr 2017
If it gets regulatory approval, a futures market for truck freight rates, based on DAT data, could help shippers mitigate pricing risks as the market gets more volatile.
20 Mar 2017
A new generation of leadership at US Xpress Enterprises plots a route through disruption, change to come.
01 Feb 2016
The battle to recruit and keep truck drivers is heating up. As driver turnover at large truckload fleets spikes, more and more carriers are offering targeted pay increases.
14 Jan 2016
Truckload carrier U.S. Xpress is offering a big pay hike to accident- and ticket-free solo truck drivers, a route other trucking companies may choose in 2016.
17 Feb 2015
U.S. regulators plan to study how truck driver pay methods affect truck and road safety, a step some trucking officials fear could lead to a government role in deciding how and how much drivers should be paid.
16 Aug 2014
Diversions related to the ongoing negotiations on the U.S. West Coast between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association continue to have an impact elsewhere.
24 Jan 2014
Last year may not have been a boom year for the U.S. economy in general, but in terms of truck tonnage, 2013 was anything but a bust.
12 Feb 2013
Only 59 percent of shippers use performance metrics to manage freight costs, and only 43 percent are currently running or planning to implement a transportation management...
30 Jan 2013
A courtroom showdown over truck driver hours-of-service rules is fast approaching, with a deadline for implementing new rules on how many hours truckers can spend behind the wheel not far behind.
06 Dec 2012
U.S. Xpress Enterprises expects a surge of freight from the West Coast...
16 Nov 2012
U.S. Xpress Enterprises extended its credit facilities, securing a $385 million credit deal that increases its total available funds, the trucking operator said Thursday.
12 Nov 2012
U.S. Xpress Enterprises recently entered two deals to expand its presence and range of U.S.-Mexican cross-border services.
05 Nov 2012
Trucking weathered a lackluster third quarter only to be hit by a hurricane.
29 Oct 2012
Trucking companies are already beginning to move relief supplies toward the region threatened by Hurricane Sandy as the m