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

Time for a fresh economic start

Posted 01/03 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
Based on what various newspaper articles and other reports are saying about the economy’s growth prospects for 2011, it stands to reason there is a healthy sense of optimism in the air, when it comes to assessing the economy as we prepare to dig into what is likely to be an eventful year.
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Few satisfied with federal government’s latest HOS proposal

Posted 12/27 · 06:47 AM · LM Editorial
The federal government, which has been tinkering with truck drivers’ hours of service regulations for at least 11 years without exactly getting it right, is assured of going into 2011 with more unfinished HOS business.
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Ports can be good “green” neighbors too

Posted 12/22 · 03:52 PM · LM Editorial
?While increasing trade yields tremendous economic benefits, America’s public port agencies strive to both meet the nation's commerce needs and be good stewards of the coastal environment, and have used DERA grants to reduce emissions in some of the country’s most densely populated areas
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AAPA heralds Clean Diesel Bill Reauthorization?

Posted 12/22 · 03:48 PM · LM Editorial
The American Association of Port Authorities today applauded congressional passage of the DERA
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Airbus foresees demand for nearly 26,000 aircraft in the next 20 years

Posted 12/22 · 02:47 PM · LM Editorial
Almost 26,000 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at $3.2 trillion will be needed between 2010 and 2029, to satisfy demand according to Airbus’ Global Market Forecast
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Uncertainty over HOS aside, truckers see “opportunities” ahead in transport policy

Posted 12/21 · 08:40 AM · LM Editorial
With the trucking industry on pins and needles anticipating more proposed changes in the truck driver hours of service regulations, some leading industry advocates and analysts are anticipating a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape transportation policy in the new era of split government in Washington.

Trucking news: ATA seasonally-adjusted tonnage is up annually in November, down sequentially

Posted 12/19 · 07:48 PM · LM Editorial
Truck tonnage was essentially flat in November compared with October, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations. Following a cumulative 2.8 percent increase over September and October, the ATA’s advance seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage index was down 0.1 percent in November.

December’s Management Update

Posted 12/17 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
An executive summary of industry news

Another surge for California’s exports

Posted 12/14 · 04:21 PM · LM Editorial
Even though California’s economic recovery remains a work in progress, Golden State exporters turned in their best performance ever for the month of October.
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American Trucking Associations gets go-ahead on concession hearing

Posted 12/13 · 02:21 PM · LM Editorial
In an ongoing legal battle, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit granted a petition by the ATA to expedite the filing of briefs in its suit against the concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles so-called “clean-truck program.”

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