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

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.

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.

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.

New player in the freight-bill factoring field emerges

Posted 03/10 · 05:24 PM · LM Editorial
Express Freight Finance, an independent factoring company specializing in transportation clients, has recently launched its freight-bill factoring services for truck fleets, owner-operators, and freight brokers nation-wide.

A cargo-centric view on Cuba is needed says AfA

Posted 03/04 · 09:19 AM · LM Editorial
The Airforwarders Association, representing 360 companies and more than 300,000 employees who move air cargo through the supply chain, today urges the U.S. Department of Transportation to assign routes to U.S. passenger air carriers that currently offer air cargo service.

January truckload and intermodal rates slightly differ, says Cass and Avondale data

Posted 02/25 · 10:58 AM · LM Editorial
The most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners showed that truckload and intermodal rates for the month of January were mixed.

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