Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 12/10 · 11:58 AM · LM Editorial
The objective of the rule, according to FMCSA, is to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that combat fatigue. The rule will take full effect on December 10, 2017, two years after the date of the final rule being issued.
Posted 12/07 · 11:56 AM · LM Editorial
Upon the signing of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act into law late last week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced changes it made to its Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) program, as per the FAST Act that called for changes to improve transparency in the FMCSA’s oversight activity.
Posted 11/30 · 02:47 PM · LM Editorial
The rule, which will take effect on January 29, 2016, adopts regulations that prohibit motor carriers, shippers, receivers, or transportation intermediaries from coercing drivers to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) in violation of certain provisions of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
Posted 11/24 · 12:52 PM · LM Editorial
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in October at 135.7 (2000=100) was up 1.9 percent compared to September’s 133.1, and the ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment was 139.8 in October, which was 0.9 percent ahead of September.
Posted 11/12 · 01:24 PM · LM Editorial
The Port of New Orleans surpassed the half-million mark for twenty-foot- equivalent units (TEUs) handled in a 12-month period for the first time.
Posted 11/12 · 10:01 AM · LM Editorial
In recently issued CSA research, entitled “Assessing the Impact of Non-Preventable Crashes on CSA Scores the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) took a deep dive into the impact that non-preventable crashes would have on motor carrier CSA Crash Indicator BASIC measures.
Posted 11/05 · 08:28 AM · LM Editorial
In mid-September, the much anticipated final rule for electronic logging devices was pushed back one month from September 30 to October 30, according to the Report on DOT Significant Rulemakings issued by the United States Department of Transportation. But while October has now come and gone, the situation regarding the final ELD rule remains the same in that nothing has been issued. But according to a research note issued by Jason Seidl, transportation analyst at Cowen and Company, the ELD…
Posted 10/30 · 08:49 AM · LM Editorial
Following an announcement made on September 9, when it said it planned to acquire Con-way, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of transportation and logistics services, including its flagship less-than-truckload group Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload, and its global 3PL unit Menlo Logistics, for $3 billion, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said today the deal has officially been completed.
Posted 10/19 · 10:30 AM · LM Editorial
Less-than-truckload and transit technology services provider SMC3 said it has acquired Transportation Costing Group (TCG), a provider of activity-based cost modeling software and other profitability management tools for LTL and truckload shippers.
Posted 10/13 · 11:36 AM · LM Editorial
There are so many ways to analyze the state of truckload capacity, and on top of that there is, perhaps, no other facet of freight transportation that is so directly impacted by myriad moving parts, whether it be driver availability, rates, demand, weather, the economy, and, of course, federal regulations, among others.