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ATA reports sluggish January trucking volumes

Posted 02/23 · 02:09 PM · LM Editorial
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in January at 132.8 (2000=100) dropped 1.4 percent from December’s 134.7, and the ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, was 127.1 in January, trailing December by 5.2 percent and ahead of 2015 by 0.2 percent.

Trucking market on solid footing early into 2016, says FTR

Posted 02/18 · 08:15 AM · LM Editorial
FTR explained that it expects 2016 to “be a year of placid conditions, with little or no change in the current trend of tight, but adequate capacity.”
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XPO Logistics to keep truckload business it acquired through Con-way deal

Posted 02/10 · 10:39 AM · LM Editorial
In an 8-K filing with the Securities Exchange Commission this week, third-party logistics and freight transportation services provider XPO Logistics said it plans to retain the truckload business it acquired through its $3 billion October 2015 acquisition of freight transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc.

Transplace rolls out a Preferred Shipper Checklist focused on best practices

Posted 02/05 · 12:13 PM · LM Editorial
In an effort to help buyers of freight transportation and logistics services to better understand the required best practices in order to be a shipper of choice for their carrier partners, non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has rolled out a Preferred Shipper Checklist.

2016 Rate Outlook: The impact of global market volatility on freight transportation rates

Posted 01/25 · 09:52 AM · LM Editorial
Join our panel of panel of energy, logistics, trade, and transportation analysts for an exclusive look at where rates are headed and the issues driving those rate increases over the coming year.

FTR Trucking Conditions Index sees nice rebound in December

Posted 01/18 · 11:09 AM · LM Editorial
In November 2015, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI saw a sizable 3.58 percent jump to 8.64, following 3.4 percent drop off from September to October while halting a sequence of declines in recent months, too.
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Truckload and intermodal rates finish 2015 with declines, says Avondale and Cass data

Posted 01/12 · 12:05 PM · LM Editorial
Both truckload and intermodal pricing finished 2015 with lesser gains, according to the most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners, which was released last week.

Questions remain as driver coercion rule is set to take effect at end of January

Posted 01/05 · 10:30 AM · LM Editorial
Even through improvements in rule's language from its introduction are apparent, questions remain about how it will be specifically enforced by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Truck tonnage volumes are down from October to November, reports ATA

Posted 12/22 · 02:19 PM · LM Editorial
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in November at 134.3 (2000=100) was off 0.9 percent compared to October, and ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment was 129.0 in November and 7.6 percent below October’s 139.6.

November spot market activity sees traditional seasonal decline, reports DAT

Posted 12/16 · 10:08 AM · LM Editorial
Staying true to seasonal patterns, November spot market volumes saw a 15 percent decline, according to data recently issued by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, in its DAT North American Freight Index.

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