Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted 01/24 · 01:25 PM · LM Editorial
Pricing across the transportation modes
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.
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.