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

WTO reports surge in global trade

Posted 09/03 · 12:02 PM · LM Editorial
The value of world merchandise trade rose around 25 percent in the first six months of 2010 up strongly from the same period of 2009.
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BTS says surface trade with NAFTA partners up 37.6 percent in June

Posted 08/31 · 10:04 AM · LM Editorial
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 37.6 percent in June 2010 compared to June 2009, increasing to $69.9 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

More questions than answers when it comes to logistics landscape

Posted 08/31 · 08:31 AM · LM Editorial
Every so often, it is good to take stock of what is going on in your world—and the world around you for that matter. With that in mind, now is a good time to assess what is happening in the world of freight transportation, supply chain, and logistics.

Port of LA can ban non-union drivers, judge says

Posted 08/27 · 09:25 AM · LM Editorial
Yesterday’s federal court ruling that the Port of Los Angeles can regulate trucks that haul goods in and out of its property was cheered by local government leaders and organized labor.
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Peak Season shows signs of a modest return

Posted 08/27 · 07:23 AM · LM Editorial
LM reader survey points to myriad factors for Peak’s return for the first time in five years
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July trailer orders up 134 percent, says ACT Research

Posted 08/26 · 09:12 AM · LM Editorial
Commercial trailer orders continued their strong rebound in July compared to a difficult 2009, according to data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.

Air cargo demand remains strong

Posted 08/26 · 07:21 AM · LM Editorial
But recovery enters a slower phase
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Peak season means adjustment for PierPASS in LA/Long Beach

Posted 08/26 · 07:06 AM · LM Editorial
By September 8, 11 of 13 marine terminals at the San Pedro Bay ports will have reinstated a fifth OffPeak gate shift in response to a substantial swell in cargo volume.
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ATA seasonally-adjusted truck tonnage index up in July

Posted 08/25 · 11:09 AM · LM Editorial
Following two consecutive months of declines, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said that its advance seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage index was up 1.5 percent in July.

New report suggests an uptick for forwarders

Posted 08/24 · 04:29 AM · LM Editorial
The global trading system is experiencing “extraordinary volatility” and this is being reflected in the performance of the freight forwarding industry, said Jon Manners-Bell of Transport Intelligence (Ti), a London-based think tank.

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