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

Don’t Get Crushed By the Capacity Squeeze – Five Questions for Your Carriers

Posted 09/18 · 04:40 PM · LM Editorial
These short 5 questions address the business basics, or essential questions that a shipper should be able to answer for every carrier they use.
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Tighter capacity due to HOS regs could spur higher trucking rates, says FTR

Posted 09/13 · 10:02 AM · LM Editorial
Trucking market conditions may result in seasonal pricing power for carriers, according to the Trucking Conditions Index released by freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates this week.

House members call on DOT and FMCSA for clarity on HOS rules

Posted 09/04 · 01:26 PM · LM Editorial
In a letter addressed to Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last week, 51 Republican members of the House of Representatives expressed their concern regarding the motor carrier Hours of Service (HOS) final rule, which took effect on July 1.
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July tonnage is up annually, reports ATA

Posted 08/20 · 01:52 PM · LM Editorial
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in July fell 0.4 percent following a 0.1 percent gain in June, and not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, increased 3 percent from 125.9 in June to 129.6 in July.

Rotunda Capital Partners sells off Worldwide Express

Posted 08/12 · 08:10 AM · LM Editorial
Last week, Rotunda Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm, announced it sold off global logistics services provider Worldwide Express to an investment group, which included a significant investment from Worldwide’s management team.
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YRC “making steady progress” toward sustained profitability in second quarter

Posted 08/07 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
YRC Worldwide, the largest Teamsters-covered LTL carrier, continued its financial improvement in the second quarter.
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U.S. Court of Appeals upholds nearly all of new HOS regulations

Posted 08/02 · 12:30 PM · LM Editorial
Trucking stakeholders holding out hope for the recently enacted motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations to be overturned had their hopes dashed—mostly—in a ruling handed down today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
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Transportation Best Practices/LTL Strategy: Edward Don serves up savings

Posted 08/01 · 08:59 PM · LM Editorial
Foodservice equipment and supply company leverages its technology partnership to secure capacity, simplify rates, and cut 12 percent from its transportation spending. Here’s how they did it.

Quest for Quality Truckload: Long-haul leaders manage volatility

Posted 08/01 · 08:30 PM · LM Editorial
The truckload (TL) business is volatile by nature.

Q&A: Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. President and CEO Mark DiBlasi

Posted 08/01 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. President and CEO Mark DiBlasi about the company's acquisition strategy and market trends.
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