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

Stop playing Russian roulette with trucks

Posted 02/14 · 02:34 AM · LM Editorial
The FMCSA is committed to getting unsafe truckers off the road, and Administrator Ferro has, in essence, put shippers on notice. Stop playing Russian Roulette with trucks! If your company uses even one unsafe carrier, and something bad happens, your company will pay a price and (in the words of Administrator Ferro) be “held accountable.”
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ATA reports sharp gain in seasonally-adjusted truck tonnage in December

Posted 01/22 · 07:34 AM · LM Editorial
With the economy continuing to show modest signs of progress, truck tonnage volumes ended 2013 on a positive note, according to data issued today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
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Truckload capacity trends in 2014 are worth watching, say industry stakeholders

Posted 01/10 · 06:03 AM · LM Editorial
Keeping an eye on over-the-road capacity at its current levels and speculating on what its future levels may be has become more than a passing interest for freight transportation and supply chain stakeholders.
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2014 Rate Outlook: Ready to corral costs?

Posted 01/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.

Transportation Best Practices: Truckload fights the tide

Posted 01/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
While truckload shippers can brace for modest rate increases in the 2 percent to 4 percent range in 2014, carrier executives and analysts say that the boost will only offset the consistently rising costs that continue to hamper the sector.

Viewpoint: Crank up the economic sunshine

Posted 01/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
To kick off 2014, I’m going to reinforce a rather bold suggestion that Group News Editor Jeff Berman made in his first blog post of the new year: Let’s cut out the use of the adjective “cautious” before we use the noun “optimism” when referring to the state of the U.S. economy.

Moore on Pricing: Your 2014 truckload pricing checklist

Posted 01/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers who are facing pricing pressure from driver shortages, new regulations, and rising fuel and equipment costs frequently ask me: “How can we get the carriers to be more efficient?” I interpret more as: “How can I save money without suffering from poor service?”

Finally, relief for multiemployer pension plans seen coming in 2014

Posted 12/19 · 12:50 AM · LM Editorial
Help is on the way to ease the financial burden of unionized trucking companies that belong to multiemployer pension plans and possibly assist those companies in their attempt to continue to belong to those plans under modernized rules.
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Price of Diesel Continues to Fall

Posted 12/18 · 07:51 AM · SCMR Editorial
Diesel prices dropped for the second straight week, with the average price per gallon falling 0.8 cents to $3.71, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.

Union-free carriers trying hard to stay that way

Posted 12/18 · 12:15 AM · LM Editorial
Unionized jobs in the trucking industry today are as scarce as four-leaf clovers in the desert, and the growing nonunion trucking sector says that is no accident. They work hard at it every day.
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