Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.
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.
Posted 08/24 · 04:22 AM · LM Editorial
Senate Joint Resolution 33 by State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Ports and Goods Movement, was passed unanimously by the California State Assembly this week
Posted 08/23 · 07:38 AM · LM Editorial
In an effort to increase network efficiency, full-service freight transportation services provider Estes Express said it has rolled out a new three-day service to Toronto from eight terminals in Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas.
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.