Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 04/24 · 12:11 PM · LM Editorial
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in March was up 1.1 percent on the heels of a revised 2.8 percent (from 3.1 percent) February decline, with the SA index at 133.5 (2000=100). This is off 0.3 percent from the all-time high for the SA of 135.8 from January 2015 and is up 5 percent annually.
Posted 04/21 · 08:24 AM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo carrier service reliability across the three core East-West trades hit a five-month peak in March with an aggregate on-time performance of 64 percent, according to Carrier Performance Insight, the online schedule reliability tool provided by Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
Posted 04/07 · 10:10 AM · LM Editorial
Trucking interests are asking Congress and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make changes in the way the five-year-old Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program uses data collection involving truck accidents to rate fleets on their overall safety.
Posted 04/01 · 10:00 AM · LM Editorial
Analysts say our annual listing reflects the management teams that are willing to get their hands dirty in order to compete in the cutthroat world of deregulated trucking. Here are the carriers that are leverage rolling assets and technology to post the most impressive financial numbers.
Posted 03/25 · 09:20 AM · LM Editorial
FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for January rose to a positive 2.6 reading, reflecting a one month reaction to fuel price reductions and adjustment for reversal of the 2013 Hours of Service changes.
Posted 03/13 · 09:41 AM · LM Editorial
The most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continued to reflect how current market conditions are translating into solid overall momentum for motor carriers.
Posted 02/18 · 04:02 PM · LM Editorial
In 2002, I spoke at a supply chain forum for Presidents and CEOs. Since there was a labor dispute going on at the ports on the west coast at the time, I asked a hypothetical question: “What would happen if the west coast ports shut down, and you were not able to get products delivered in a timely manner?” Thirteen years later, this hypothetical question has become a reality for many companies.
Posted 01/29 · 10:53 AM · LM Editorial
Truckload and intermodal pricing was up on an annual basis, according to the December edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners.
Posted 01/20 · 08:27 PM · LM Editorial
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was unchanged in December, following a jump of 3.5% during the previous month. In December, the index equaled 136.8 (2000=100), which tied November as the all-time high.
Posted 01/12 · 09:25 AM · LM Editorial
Aided by the rapid decline in fuel prices, the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continued to point to favorable market conditions for motor carriers.