Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 07/15 · 07:11 AM · LM Editorial
The market for Class 8 vehicles continues to show sustained strength, according to recent data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Posted 07/15 · 06:20 AM · LM Editorial
In a move designed to expand its services in the Midwest, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider New England Motor Freight (NEMF) said this week it has opened up a new terminal in Toledo, Ohio.
Posted 07/14 · 12:28 PM · LM Editorial
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in May, following two months of sequential increases.
Posted 07/08 · 10:37 AM · LM Editorial
Showing that there is still positive momentum in the trucking sector, freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates said this week that June Class 8 truck total net orders were up significantly compared to May.
Posted 07/08 · 08:50 AM · LM Editorial
When it comes to electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs), independent truck driver owner-operators have one message to the government: stay out of my business.
Posted 07/02 · 10:30 AM · LM Editorial
While some economic indices have taken a hit in the last week, one that keeps making forward progress is the Cass Information Systems Freight Index.
Posted 06/30 · 09:26 AM · LM Editorial
Customer demand is the driver for flatbed expansion, says company officials.
Posted 06/30 · 08:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
The big picture numbers in this year’s report such as total logistics costs, inventory levels, and carrier capacities all dropped sharply. Yet this was not totally unexpected given that 2009 was only marginally better than 2008, another tough year for companies in just about every business sector. But the real story on partnering and collaboration lie behind the numbers.
Posted 06/28 · 12:49 PM · LM Editorial
The market for Class 8 vehicle equipment continues to resonate with good news for orders and production. The most recent news comes from ACT Research Co., a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, whom reported that commercial trailer net orders in May were up 59 percent year-over-year.
Posted 06/25 · 12:38 PM · LM Editorial
Trucking tonnage saw its first decline since February, with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reporting today that its advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index slipped 0.6 percent in May.