Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 08/20 · 04:00 AM · LM Editorial
Truck sizes and weights have largely been frozen at the federal level since 1993. Now the industry and a coalition of shipping interests are again testing the waters in Washington to see if now might be the time to take another look at that emotional and politically charged issue.
Posted 08/19 · 12:28 PM · LM Editorial
While over-the-road transportation capacity remains tight, spot market freight availability continues its upward trend, according to the TransCore North American Freight Index.
Posted 08/17 · 05:00 AM · LM Editorial
The positive momentum for intermodal transportation, which gained momentum during the first quarter of the year, continued on a steady track in the second quarter, according to the most recent Market Trends report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Posted 08/16 · 02:06 PM · LM Editorial
The ocean cargo gateway is set to build the first new terminal on the U.S. East Coast
Posted 08/13 · 07:37 AM · LM Editorial
Moving freight across the U.S./Canadian border can be more problematic than most shippers realize. Our recent research study reveals the myriad complexities of the customs clearance process—and the downfalls of making the trip alone.
Posted 08/12 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
While talk of a possible “double-dip recession” gains momentum, results from the most recent Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) are doing its part to quell that theory.
Posted 08/11 · 12:05 PM · LM Editorial
Citing a strong rebound in net margins for publicly traded truckload companies in the second quarter, ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said it expects continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles and trailers.
Posted 08/10 · 11:35 AM · LM Editorial
Even though the price per gallon of diesel fuel has been below the $3 mark for the past 11 weeks, that could be changing soon based on recent data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted 08/09 · 04:19 PM · LM Editorial
In a development that would be laughable if it were not so calculatingly devious, the Teamsters have forged a partnership with “progressives” comprising community activists and environmental groups to mandate that independent owner-operator truckers be banned from the ports.
Posted 08/09 · 10:13 AM · LM Editorial
Now that the United States Senate has reached a stalemate of sorts regarding a national energy policy, the subsequent effects of this political stalemate from a transportation and logistics perspective remain to be seen, it seems.