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

ATA’s American Trucking Trends reports an increase in trucking’s percentage of all domestic freight

Posted 05/12 · 09:53 AM · LM Editorial
Despite what it is happening in the economy, one thing has remained constant over the years: the steady hold, and gains, in freight transportation market share held by the trucking sector.
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Transportation Best Practices: Private Fleet Management—Tailored for success

Posted 05/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
Best-in-class private fleets are utilizing a blend of technologies and services that are tailored to mitigate costs. Here’s how some of the most modern private fleets are being managed in the new era of tightening capacity and tougher regulation.

Weather impacts Q1 earnings for Con-way

Posted 05/01 · 09:02 AM · LM Editorial
Even though the impact of the difficult winter weather could not be overlooked, transportation and logistics services provider Con-way said in its first quarter earnings release today that things are heading in the right direction.
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Moore on Pricing: 13 pain points in private fleet management

Posted 05/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
Private fleet operations are faced with more challenges than ever as the three major external cost drivers—hours of service, equipment modernization, and fuel cost—are clamoring for attention.

New sustainable trucking guide available to logistics managers

Posted 04/29 · 08:52 AM · LM Editorial
BSR recently launched “Transitioning to Low-Carbon Fuel: A Business Guide for Sustainable Trucking in North America.”
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House T&I Committee leadership calls on GAO to review HOS rule studies

Posted 04/04 · 01:13 PM · LM Editorial
High-ranking leadership for the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee is calling on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to evaluate two studies that were used to justify changes for the motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that went into effect last July.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index highlights impact of tight capacity in trucking market

Posted 04/03 · 09:44 AM · LM Editorial
Not surprisingly, tight capacity was the major theme of the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) issued by freight transportation consultancy FTR this week.
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Top 50 Trucking Companies: Anticipating needs; exceeding expectations

Posted 04/01 · 03:00 PM · LM Editorial
Common denominators of our 2014 Top 50 include strong leadership, a growing list of diversified service offerings, and the desire to partner with their shipper customers—all essential characteristics for continued success in the new era of tightened capacity.

Transport Capital Partners survey calls for rates and volumes to expand in tandem

Posted 03/31 · 11:57 AM · LM Editorial
A recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP) explained the current state of various motor carrier market fundamentals in terms of volume and rates, to give shippers an up-to-date snapshot on things as the calendar turns to April.

Thinking spring…

Posted 03/27 · 08:15 AM · LM Editorial
It goes without saying that this winter had major impacts, none of which were really good, in terms of supply chain efficiency for the most part. But with the calendar indicating spring has sprung, it seems like a good time to look back at what everyone dealt with and how, hopefully, things get better from a volume and timing perspective for all supply chain stakeholders.
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