William B. Cassidy

William B. Cassidy

Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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The divide sharpens between those who see looming recession in freight numbers and those who see sustained, albeit slower, US growth.

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YRC Worldwide is keeping its well-known brands separate, but blending its regional and national terminal networks, as well as sales and management.
A shift to time-based truckload rates will come, eventually, as electronic logging and detention disputes reshape supply chains, a TIA report finds.
Unless the Los Angeles-Long Beach ports attract more cargo, they could wind up stuck with a hefty bill for the intermodal corridor’s bond debt, a report says.
The number of speeding violations handed to US truck drivers jumped 7.8 percent in 2018, but speeding has been a problem since long before that. Shippers need to help solve it.
Challenge to ELD rule resurfaces at FMCSA
Regulators are accepting comments on a petition to exempt small carriers from the ELD mandate, as the final compliance deadline for truck drivers and carriers approaches.
The pace of hiring at US for-hire trucking companies continues to slow as low unemployment and alternative work challenge recruiters.
Multiregional LTL carrier Saia generated more revenue, volume, and profit through expansion into the Northeast and in ‘legacy’ markets.
Large truckload carriers continue to shed trucks, according to the JOC Truckload Capacity Index. Logistics providers, however, report ample available truck capacity.
US motor carriers blamed “an oversupply of truckload capacity” for greater-than-expected pressure on earnings in the third quarter.
Increased use of dimensioning equipment and more detailed cost analysis is seen lifting the floor for LTL and truckload pricing in the future.