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

Hub Group opens two new Comtrak terminals

Posted 01/26 · 12:25 PM · LM Editorial
Freight transportation services provider Hub Group Inc. recently announced that it has opened new terminals for its national drayage and truckload services subsidiary Comtrak in Indianapolis and Milwaukee.

December truck tonnage shows solid growth, according to ATA data

Posted 01/25 · 11:47 AM · LM Editorial
Data released earlier today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) indicates that truck tonnage growth in December appears to be heading in the right direction.

2011 Logistics Rate Outlook - Going Up!

Posted 01/24 · 04:35 PM · LM Editorial
Listen to Group Editorial Director Michael Levans, Executive Editor Patrick Burnson, and a panel of leading energy and transportation analysts as they give shippers an updated look at the key drivers behind the increasing transportation rates U.S. logistics professionals will face over the course of 2011.

Pricing Across Transportation Modes - January 2011

Posted 01/24 · 01:25 PM · LM Editorial
Pricing across the transportation modes

A few more words about the gasoline tax…

Posted 01/24 · 09:32 AM · LM Editorial
What I am about to tell you is not new but at the same time it bears repeating: the federal gasoline tax has not increased from its current levels of 23.4 cents for diesel and 18.4 cents per gallon of gasoline since 1994.

LaHood discusses HOS, transportation funding, and cross-border trucking in SMC3 keynote

Posted 01/21 · 07:52 AM · LM Editorial
In a wide-ranging speech at the SMC3 Winter Conference in Atlanta this week United States Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood provided an overview of various elements of the domestic transportation landscape from the White House’s perspective.

ACT says Class 8 net orders heading in the right direction

Posted 01/20 · 10:05 AM · LM Editorial
On the heels of a promising projection for fourth quarter 2010 Class 8 vehicle net orders, ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said that December net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles for North American markets at 27,044 units were up 128 percent year-over-year.

Trucking industry officials, analysts, shippers, rip FMCSA proposal to reduce driving time

Posted 01/20 · 08:56 AM · LM Editorial
It’s hard to get Republicans and Democrats, shippers and carriers, administration officials and analysts, and practically everybody else in Washington to agree on much these days. Except this: the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) trial balloon to reduce by one hour (from 11 to 10) the actual time a truck driver can be driving is a horrific idea, unbased in science or data, that would conservatively cost the U.S. economy $2 billion in lost productivity, and probably much more…
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LaHood says Mexican truckers may have green light

Posted 01/19 · 09:20 AM · LM Editorial
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told shippers at the SMC3 annual winter meeting in Atlanta yesterday that cross-border trucking would be revived “as soon as possible.”
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Andreoli on Oil & Fuel: The trend is not your friend

Posted 01/17 · 12:21 PM · LM Editorial
The most important take-away for shippers at this point in time is that recent fuel price movements reflect emerging market conditions.
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