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LTL carriers seize pricing with rising yield, rates

Posted 02/04 · 08:40 AM · LM Editorial
There is a not-so-subtle change in pricing power away from shippers and toward carriers in the (less-than-truckload) LTL sector. Shippers may have already noticed discounts are falling, and rates are rising.

FTR data points to improving trucking market conditions

Posted 02/02 · 01:43 PM · LM Editorial
As the economy shows some signs of improvement, the trucking market may be somewhat ahead of the curve, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Update by FTR Associates, a freight transportation forecasting firm.

Diesel prices continue steady upswing, says EIA

Posted 02/01 · 02:24 PM · LM Editorial
In what has again become a common occurrence, diesel prices are up once again this week, going up $0.8 cents to $3.438 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA added that current prices are up 65.7 cents per gallon compared to last year.

BTS says surface trade with NAFTA partners up 15.5 percent annually in November 2010

Posted 02/01 · 11:27 AM · LM Editorial
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 15.5 percent in November 2010 compared to November 2009, increasing to $68.1 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

FedEx Freight network redesign gives shippers “priority” and “economy” options

Posted 01/31 · 10:35 AM · LM Editorial
FedEx Freight, the market leader in the LTL (less-than-truckload) sector, is changing the way shippers move freight in the $28.5 billion LTL sector.

Service expansion a key driver for Pitt Ohio rebranding

Posted 01/28 · 12:42 PM · LM Editorial
Taking steps to let shippers know about its full range of freight transportation service offerings, regional less-than-truckload carrier Pitt Ohio Express has officially re-branded and will be known as Pitt Ohio going forward.

December spot truckload freight movement up 55 percent, says TransCore

Posted 01/28 · 08:28 AM · LM Editorial
As was the case for most of 2010, annual improvements in spot market performance were prevalent. This was evidenced by data released by the TransCore North American Freight Index this week.

Con-way Freight introduces SafeStack system

Posted 01/27 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
Earlier this week, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Con-way Freight announced it has introduced a new advanced load management and cargo protection system for its 16,800 freight trailer fleet in North America.

ACT says net orders of commerical trailers up in December

Posted 01/27 · 07:04 AM · LM Editorial
Class 8 vehicle commercial trailer net orders increased 7 percent—or 22,915—in December over November, according to data from ACT Research Co., a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.

NAPA Transportation buys Payne Trucking

Posted 01/26 · 12:29 PM · LM Editorial
In a harbinger of perhaps more mergers and acquisitions within the trucking industry, NAPA Transportation has acquired certain assets of the dry van and brokerage divisions of Payne Trucking.

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