Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 12/01 · 06:00 AM · LM Editorial
Let’s compare notes: Here’s what my colleagues and I saw this year in logistics and transportation management and what we expect next year—along with some suggested actions on important issues.
Posted 11/20 · 01:26 PM · LM Editorial
The ATA said that seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in October—at 113.7 (2000=100)—dipped 3.8 percent annually, and the not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, hit 123.7 in October, which was 7.7 percent better than September and was 5.2 percent higher than the October 2011 NSA.
Posted 11/20 · 11:20 AM · LM Editorial
The business conditions outlook for shippers appears to continue to be moving sideways, according to the monthly Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates.
Posted 11/16 · 09:32 AM · LM Editorial
Taking steps to bolster its cross-border service into Mexico, Chattanooga, Tennessee-based truckload and full-service freight transportation provider U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. announced two Mexico-related deals this week.
Posted 11/13 · 02:09 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman spoke with Transplace CEO Tom Sanderson at last month’s CSCMP Annual Conference about various industry-related topics.
Posted 11/06 · 10:38 AM · LM Editorial
A slow growing economy and the staving off of a potential east and gulf coast ports strike translated into mixed shipment and expenditure results in October, according to the October edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
Posted 11/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves is named NITL Executive of the Year for his leadership in shaping the nation’s ground freight transportation system and his affable, endearing management style.
Posted 11/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
The foremost truckload analysts re-convene to update shippers on current supply & demand, the looming driver crisis, increasing diesel prices, the seemingly endless shifting of government regulations, and what all these issues mean for rates heading into 2013.
Posted 11/01 · 10:00 AM · LM Editorial
I’m pleased to announce that the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) and Logistics Management
) magazine are presenting Bill Graves, former Governor of Kansas and current president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, with the 2012 McCullough/NITL Executive of the Year Award.
Posted 10/24 · 10:43 AM · LM Editorial
Trucking will see very solid growth next year as U.S. manufacturing improves but faces a tightening capacity situation because of tougher regulations that could hinder the industry’s ability to hire enough qualified drivers.