Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.

Cass Freight Index is down for first time in five months

Posted 08/03 · 10:57 AM · LM Editorial
Shipments and expenditures are both down, and other freight indices are showing some recent slippage.

Shippers oppose bill to unionize seaport drivers

Posted 08/03 · 08:44 AM · LM Editorial
In a blow to free enterprise, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y. introduced a bill last week mandating the use of union drayage drivers at all U.S. seaports

Trucking news: ATA seasonally-adjusted tonnage index down again in June

Posted 08/02 · 09:36 AM · LM Editorial
Trucking tonnage saw its second decline since February, with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reporting that its advance seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased 1.4 percent in June.

Southern California ports and partners getting greener

Posted 07/30 · 01:56 PM · LM Editorial
Five local maritime and cargo companies that have taken extraordinary steps to improve air quality collected honors at the third annual San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan Air Quality Awards presented by the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
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Recovery may not be what it seems

Posted 07/27 · 09:22 AM · SCMR Editorial
The signs in the transportation sector seem to be trending in the right direction, but growth is slow and volatile.

YRC delivers results on shareholder promise

Posted 07/27 · 08:55 AM · LM Editorial
Following last week’s positive forecast, YRC Worldwide’s stock price began surging to 30 cents since hitting a low of 11 cents a share July 7, after being put under extreme pressure in the recent past.
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LTL pricing study rolled out by Auburn

Posted 07/23 · 09:44 AM · LM Editorial
A study designed to examine current less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation pricing practices conducted by the supply chain management department at Auburn University—and sponsored by SMC3 is scheduled to kick off later this year.
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TransCore data shows strong spot market growth continuing

Posted 07/21 · 12:32 PM · LM Editorial
Even though various freight- and economic-related indices have lost steam in recent weeks, one which continues to chug along is the TransCore North American Freight Index.

ACT reports Class 8 net orders are up 93 percent

Posted 07/21 · 08:11 AM · LM Editorial
Even though trucking capacity remains tight, an ongoing increase in Class 8 commercial vehicle orders and production remains strong, according to data released by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.

Transportation news: Pulse of Commerce Index is down 1.9 percent

Posted 07/19 · 09:22 AM · LM Editorial
Even though various metrics of late indicate the economy maybe slowing down, a recent decline in a transportation-focused economic survey does not necessarily make it so.

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