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

Truckers, shippers brace for tougher safety standards, less capacity as CSA kicks in gear for 2011

Posted 11/15 · 05:00 AM · LM Editorial
The trucking industry could lose significant capacity as more drivers are facing disqualification as the federal government initiates tough safety standards in December and truly rolls them out during 2011. That’s because the federal government is poised to launch the toughest safety crackdown on the estimated 3 million long-haul truck drivers and 800,000 carriers in the history of the industry.
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World’s largest container line stages a major rebound

Posted 11/11 · 07:13 PM · LM Editorial
A.P. Moller-Maersk has indicated that ocean cargo rates are not only firming up, but will remain robust in the coming year

California outpaces nation in exports

Posted 11/11 · 05:22 AM · LM Editorial
While unemployment remained high and foreclosures were on the rise, California’s exporters turned in another strong performance in September.
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Global cargo airlines hit hard for price fixing

Posted 11/10 · 04:26 PM · LM Editorial
In a move that was widely anticipated, the European Commission imposed heavy fines on eleven air cargo carriers today for price fixing

Justify your private fleet

Posted 11/10 · 11:53 AM · LM Editorial
Tech-savvy private fleet operators are able to justify the cost of their complex operations through high service levels, smart maintenance programs, and revenue generating backhaul opportunities that can make even the toughest CFO smile.

New law in Puerto Rico may discourage U.S. investment

Posted 11/09 · 04:14 PM · LM Editorial
Law 154, which imposes a discriminatory tax on multinational companies operating in Puerto Rico, may pose serious consequences for shippers, said The National Association of Manufacturers

Air cargo security to be a key focus of annual NITL conference

Posted 11/08 · 10:36 AM · LM Editorial
In an effort to involve more air cargo players in the “security dialogue,” the National Industrial Transportation League has invited some key players to participate in its annual conference next week.

Cass Freight Index takes a step back in October

Posted 11/01 · 12:00 PM · LM Editorial
Following two straight months of growth, the October edition of the Cass Information Systems Freight Index fell in October.

Trucking news: ATA seasonally-adjusted tonnage is up in September

Posted 10/27 · 06:01 AM · LM Editorial
Even though the economy and the freight transportation market are still on a bumpy road, truck tonnage took a step forward, with September volumes up compared to August, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

IATA sees weaker demand for air freight

Posted 10/26 · 03:24 PM · LM Editorial
The International Air Transport Association announced International traffic recorded a 14.8 percent year-on-year increase, which is significantly weaker than the 19.0 percent rise recorded in August.
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