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Moore on Pricing: 13 pain points in private fleet management

Posted 05/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
Private fleet operations are faced with more challenges than ever as the three major external cost drivers—hours of service, equipment modernization, and fuel cost—are clamoring for attention.

New sustainable trucking guide available to logistics managers

Posted 04/29 · 08:52 AM · LM Editorial
BSR recently launched “Transitioning to Low-Carbon Fuel: A Business Guide for Sustainable Trucking in North America.”

House T&I Committee leadership calls on GAO to review HOS rule studies

Posted 04/04 · 01:13 PM · LM Editorial
High-ranking leadership for the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee is calling on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to evaluate two studies that were used to justify changes for the motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that went into effect last July.

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index highlights impact of tight capacity in trucking market

Posted 04/03 · 09:44 AM · LM Editorial
Not surprisingly, tight capacity was the major theme of the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) issued by freight transportation consultancy FTR this week.
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Top 50 Trucking Companies: Anticipating needs; exceeding expectations

Posted 04/01 · 03:00 PM · LM Editorial
Common denominators of our 2014 Top 50 include strong leadership, a growing list of diversified service offerings, and the desire to partner with their shipper customers—all essential characteristics for continued success in the new era of tightened capacity.

Transport Capital Partners survey calls for rates and volumes to expand in tandem

Posted 03/31 · 11:57 AM · LM Editorial
A recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP) explained the current state of various motor carrier market fundamentals in terms of volume and rates, to give shippers an up-to-date snapshot on things as the calendar turns to April.

Thinking spring…

Posted 03/27 · 08:15 AM · LM Editorial
It goes without saying that this winter had major impacts, none of which were really good, in terms of supply chain efficiency for the most part. But with the calendar indicating spring has sprung, it seems like a good time to look back at what everyone dealt with and how, hopefully, things get better from a volume and timing perspective for all supply chain stakeholders.

Free private fleet tracking service launched by Detroit start-up

Posted 03/24 · 11:20 AM · LM Editorial
Detroit-based Locqus is a free service that helps businesses manage sales, jobs, billing, and employees in the field. The start-up company is pitching itself to private fleets and others to enable those companies to automatically share real-time updates to scheduled appointments while in transit to a job.

Coyote Logistics, Access America Transport announce merger

Posted 03/24 · 08:54 AM · LM Editorial
The freight brokerage market has another behemoth in the mix, with the recently announced definitive merger agreement of two non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) service providers Chicago-based Coyote Logistics and Access America Transport (AAT), which is out of Chattanooga, Tenn.

ATA reports seasonally adjusted tonnage is up 3.6 percent in February

Posted 03/20 · 12:46 PM · LM Editorial
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in February rose 2.8 percent, following a 4.5 percent decline in January. Compared to a year ago, the February SA was up 3.6 percent and on a year-to-date basis SA tonnage is up 2.3 percent.

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