Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 10/02 · 10:19 AM · LM Editorial
Phoenix-based Knight Transportation, one of the top and most profitable truckload companies said this week it has acquired Barr-Nunn Transportation, a dry van truckload carrier based near Des Moines, Iowa.
Posted 10/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
Three years ago, Candace Holowicki, the company’s director of global transportation and logistics, joined its Global Services Organization and helped to level functional silos and bring together procurement, logistics, operations, and continuous improvement areas—a move that now saves millions annually.
Posted 09/26 · 10:40 AM · LM Editorial
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in August saw a 1.6 percent increase in August on the heels of a 1.5 percent increase in July. The August SA index––at 132.6 (2000=100)––stands as a new SA high, with November 2013’s 131.0 now the second best month recorded.
Posted 09/25 · 08:28 AM · LM Editorial
Shippers attending the Intermodal Association of North America's (IANA) annual Intermodal Expo in Long Beach this week were given some good news/bad news regarding truck and rail capacity for the remaining year.
Posted 09/08 · 09:53 AM · LM Editorial
Market conditions continue to favor trucking carriers, due in large part to tight capacity, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.
Posted 09/05 · 09:52 AM · LM Editorial
PierPass Inc. recently announced that its OffPeak program has reached a major milestone, diverting its 30 millionth truck trip from weekday, daytime traffic in Los Angeles and Long Beach since the program began in July 2005.
Posted 08/19 · 09:10 AM · SCMR Editorial
MIT research shows that demand probabilities determined by historical demand patterns should be considered by companies with private fleets when deciding whether or not to accept orders under capacity constraints.
Posted 08/15 · 07:36 AM · LM Editorial
On the heels of slight decreases over the prior two months, the trucking market displayed some positive momentum, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.
Posted 08/13 · 09:58 AM · LM Editorial
Coming off of a particularly strong June, freight transportation market conditions tapered off somewhat in July, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems that was issued this week.
Posted 08/01 · 08:57 PM · LM Editorial
Despite mounting operational pressures, LM
readers tell us that the following 38 TL carriers continue to offer top service.