Shippers urged to make operational changes as trucking companies endorse EOBRs for commercial trucks
Posted 10/22 · 12:21 PM · LM EditorialAs five leading U.S. trucking companies are calling for federal regulations that would require all interstate trucking companies to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) on all their trucks to verify legal duty status of their drivers, their customers are being urged to make changes as well.
Posted 10/20 · 09:15 AM · LM EditorialLeaders from Southern California’s goods movement industry today announced their unanimous opposition to Measure D
Posted 10/14 · 08:53 AM · LM EditorialAs various economic indices, freight metrics, and trucking companies are reporting declining and stagnant volumes during the second half of the year, the most recent Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) appears to be following suit, as the PCI declined 0.5 percent in September, following a 1.0 dip in August.
Posted 10/08 · 12:00 PM · LM EditorialThe nation’s railroads have pulled out of the downturn in solid fiscal shape, proving that they’ve mastered the art of cost management. To offer a comprehensive look at the new state of the rails, we’ve gathered four top analysts to share how volumes, rates, and game-changing regulation could alter how shippers manage the mode.
Posted 10/08 · 12:00 PM · LM EditorialNow that pricing has been restored and capacity restrained, the leading vessel operators are staging a comeback. What lessons have they learned from the recent recession and dismal earning cycles? Here’s what the top analysts are saying.
Posted 10/07 · 09:57 AM · LM EditorialPreliminary data recently released this week by freight transportation forecasting firm and consultancy FTR Associates indicates that September Class 8 truck total net orders for North American OEM’s at 14,872 units are up 21.6 percent over August and 38.8 percent year-over-year.
Posted 10/04 · 08:51 AM · LM EditorialEven though the economy remains stuck in neutral, it appears that the trucking market may be gaining some sustained momentum, based on the September edition of the Cass Information Systems Freight Index.
Posted 10/01 · 08:20 AM · LM EditorialAs noted in today’s news, the U.S. Department of Justice may not be through with naming forwarders guilty of price-fixing.
Posted 10/01 · 08:06 AM · LM EditorialWhile news that half a dozen major international freight forwarders have plead guilty to price-fixing, there may be more collateral damage to come.