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

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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ACT says September Class 8 orders up 37 percent

Posted 10/25 · 09:05 AM · LM Editorial
Recent data published by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, indicates that net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles—at 15,231—were up 37 percent year-over-year in September. This output follows a 15 percent annual bump in August.

Shippers bracing for future rate hikes

Posted 10/25 · 08:10 AM · LM Editorial
At a time when capacity across all modes of freight transportation is tightening, coupled with a slower-than-hoped-for economic recovery, many logistics, supply chain, and transportation managers responding to a Logistics Management survey report they are expecting to pay higher rates throughout the remainder of 2010 and into 2011.

Shippers urged to make operational changes as trucking companies endorse EOBRs for commercial trucks

Posted 10/22 · 12:21 PM · LM Editorial
As five leading U.S. trucking companies are calling for federal regulations that would require all interstate trucking companies to install electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs) on all their trucks to verify legal duty status of their drivers, their customers are being urged to make changes as well.
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Ballot proposition may weaken Port of Long Beach cargo operations

Posted 10/20 · 09:15 AM · LM Editorial
Leaders from Southern California’s goods movement industry today announced their unanimous opposition to Measure D

Pricing Across the Transportation Modes

Posted 10/14 · 10:04 AM · LM Editorial

Trucking news: Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index down 0.5 percent in September

Posted 10/14 · 08:53 AM · LM Editorial
As various economic indices, freight metrics, and trucking companies are reporting declining and stagnant volumes during the second half of the year, the most recent Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) appears to be following suit, as the PCI declined 0.5 percent in September, following a 1.0 dip in August.

Rail/Intermodal Roundtable: Full head of steam

Posted 10/08 · 12:00 PM · LM Editorial
The nation’s railroads have pulled out of the downturn in solid fiscal shape, proving that they’ve mastered the art of cost management. To offer a comprehensive look at the new state of the rails, we’ve gathered four top analysts to share how volumes, rates, and game-changing regulation could alter how shippers manage the mode.

Special Report: Top 30 Ocean Carriers turn up the volume

Posted 10/08 · 12:00 PM · LM Editorial
Now that pricing has been restored and capacity restrained, the leading vessel operators are staging a comeback. What lessons have they learned from the recent recession and dismal earning cycles? Here’s what the top analysts are saying.

Trucking news: FTR says September Class 8 net orders up 21.6 percent over August

Posted 10/07 · 09:57 AM · LM Editorial
Preliminary data recently released this week by freight transportation forecasting firm and consultancy FTR Associates indicates that September Class 8 truck total net orders for North American OEM’s at 14,872 units are up 21.6 percent over August and 38.8 percent year-over-year.

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