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

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.

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

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