Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.

April truck tonnage sees a sequential decline in April, ATA reports

Posted 05/24 · 11:37 AM · LM Editorial
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in April at 134.8 (2000=100) fell 2.1 percent from March and on the heels of a 4.4 percent February to March decrease.

73-hour, seven-day workweek limit set by Senate panel for truck drivers

Posted 05/12 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
Truck drivers hours of service limits may be tweaked under a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill passed by an influential Senate appropriations committee this spring. Under the move spearheaded by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the legislation set a 73-hour cap as the allowable hours per seven-day work week that truck drivers may work before taking a break.
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ATA’s Costello provides outlook on freight economy

Posted 05/10 · 09:34 AM · LM Editorial
In a wide ranging, presentation at the recent NASSTRAC (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Fla., Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, provided both a general assessment of the over all economic outlook, as well as an outlook specifically focused on the freight, or, trucking economy.

Industry regulations continue to impact trucking sector, with no clear end in sight

Posted 04/28 · 11:29 AM · LM Editorial
Trucking CEO's speak out on how regulations affect productivity at NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando this week.

Driver creates app to get truckers out of line at Port of Oakland

Posted 04/26 · 09:18 AM · LM Editorial
Another mobile phone app has been developed to get truckers out of line at the Port of Oakland. The difference this time: it’s the brainchild of a harbor driver.
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The stuck in traffic blues

Posted 04/20 · 11:57 AM · LM Editorial
Data published this week by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) puts the impact of being stuck in traffic, or more accurately, congestion into stark terms with a single data point: traffic congestion on the U.S. National Highway System (NHS) added over $49.6 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2014.
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Port of Oakland launches smart phone apps for harbor truckers

Posted 04/05 · 10:04 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Oakland today introduced two smart phone applications that could transform containerized cargo handling at seaports.

Will the era of “mega vessels” be short lived?

Posted 04/04 · 08:24 AM · LM Editorial
Analysts for the London-based consultancy, Drewry Maritime Advisors, say that the trend of “big ship obsession” may soon come to an end.

Trucking Top 50: Investing in the Present

Posted 04/01 · 05:00 PM · LM Editorial
What do the Top 50 Trucking companies have in common? Seasoned management teams backed up by solid operations—and they’re not afraid to spend on staff and technology to stay on top.

ATA, DOT working to fix “technical glitch” in HOS restart law

Posted 03/17 · 07:50 AM · LM Editorial
A law of unintended consequences is alive and well. Just ask trucking lobbyists and those inside the Department of Transportation working feverishly to fix what they describe as a “technical glitch” that threatens to scrap the entire law covering truck drivers’ hours of service.

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