Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted 10/20 · 09:15 AM · LM Editorial
Leaders from Southern California’s goods movement industry today announced their unanimous opposition to Measure D