Truckload Freight

Shipping news, analysis and rankings of U.S. truckload companies such as Swift Transportation, Landstar System and J.B. Hunt Transport Services.

Commentary

In his Nov. 16 tweet promoting the rollout of Tesla’s new electric semi-truck, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised, “This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.”

News & Analysis

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
"Relentless" investment in equipment, higher driver pay help boost capacity, revenue, profit for Werner.
19 Oct 2017
Truck driver wages and benefits grew for the fourth straight year in 2016.
17 Oct 2017
After climbing for seven straight weeks, US spot truckload rates stalled last week, but remain higher than usual for early October. DAT Solutions expects spot pricing to keep climbing.
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.
12 Oct 2017
The truckload spot market that burned hot through the summer continued to heat up in September.
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.
03 Oct 2017
Shippers will have to dig harder to access new capacity as peak shipping season heats up.
29 Sep 2017
“This is one of the highest periods of turbulence and volatility in supply we have ever experienced, and we don’t think it will abate any time soon,” John Roberts, president and CEO, and Shelly Simpson, chief commercial officer, said.
27 Sep 2017
Truckload freight demand was already nearing peak fall levels in August, Werner’s Derek Leathers said, and hurricanes only increased pressure on capacity and pricing.
20 Sep 2017
Stronger than usual freight demand in August signals an early start to trucking’s autumn “peak” and higher costs for shippers.
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
IHS Markit estimates about half of Florida’s filling stations have fuel now, though widespread shortages were still being reported Tuesday.
12 Sep 2017
The American Logistics Aid Network calls relief demand "unprecedented" in wake of Harvey, Irma as it seeks supply chain support.
12 Sep 2017
Analysts and transportation providers say Hurricane Irma, which followed hot on the heels of Hurricane Harvey, could have lasting impacts on truck rates and capacity through January 2018.
05 Sep 2017
The US Coast Guard on Tuesday reopened the Sabine-Neches Waterway.
05 Sep 2017
Relief and recovery efforts get priority while commercial operations slowly get back on the road.
05 Sep 2017
The Daseke-R&R deal shows that the transportation merger and acquisition market remains hot.
01 Sep 2017
C.H. Robinson, with roots in the US produce and truckload markets stretching back to 1905, has been building business outside the US for decades.
30 Aug 2017
Experts say Hurricane Harvey will push truck rates higher as recovery efforts consume capacity and supply chains are rerouted.
28 Aug 2017
Truck rates may spike as they did after Katrina.
28 Aug 2017
Roadside inspectors' group provides a detour around a pre-holiday logistical nightmare by delaying out-of-service enforcement for ELDs.
25 Aug 2017
Cargo transportation providers along the Texas coast are preparing for major disruptions from Hurricane Harvey.
21 Aug 2017
US and Mexican Customs officials at a KCS-built facility will work to speed growing cross-border rail traffic at Laredo.
18 Aug 2017
Does an atypically "robust" summer for US freight demand signal higher road and rail rates ahead for shippers?
17 Aug 2017
The $95 million sale of cold-chain specialist Unitrans follows months of consolidation and rebranding at the multimodal transport operator.
15 Aug 2017
Truckload carriers of all sizes and types suffered in last year’s freight slump, but they did not suffer equally.
15 Aug 2017
The 2017 JOC Directory of Trucking is a one-stop source of information for North American shippers and third-party logistics providers.
13 Aug 2017
The 112-year-old company is at the fulcrum of change rippling through the US trucking market and across trade lanes from Asia to Europe, much of it driven by e-commerce and technology.
10 Aug 2017
The surge in cargo thefts is a side effect of the country’s worst recession in history.
09 Aug 2017
In technology speak, the collecting of data from ELDs is part of the so-called Internet or Network of Things.
03 Aug 2017
Shippers need to plan for multiple challenges when the electronic logging mandate takes effect.