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

California’s legislators call for national freight policy

Posted 08/24 · 04:22 AM · LM Editorial
Senate Joint Resolution 33 by State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach), Chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Ports and Goods Movement, was passed unanimously by the California State Assembly this week

Estes expands service into Canada

Posted 08/23 · 07:38 AM · LM Editorial
In an effort to increase network efficiency, full-service freight transportation services provider Estes Express said it has rolled out a new three-day service to Toronto from eight terminals in Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas.
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Trucking “arms race” escalates as industry seeks heavier, longer trucks

Posted 08/20 · 04:00 AM · LM Editorial
Truck sizes and weights have largely been frozen at the federal level since 1993. Now the industry and a coalition of shipping interests are again testing the waters in Washington to see if now might be the time to take another look at that emotional and politically charged issue.

TransCore data points to 122 percent annual gain in July spot market freight availability

Posted 08/19 · 12:28 PM · LM Editorial
While over-the-road transportation capacity remains tight, spot market freight availability continues its upward trend, according to the TransCore North American Freight Index.

IANA reports continued uptick in intermodal volumes for the second quarter

Posted 08/17 · 05:00 AM · LM Editorial
The positive momentum for intermodal transportation, which gained momentum during the first quarter of the year, continued on a steady track in the second quarter, according to the most recent Market Trends report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
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Keep an Eye on Charleston

Posted 08/16 · 02:06 PM · LM Editorial
The ocean cargo gateway is set to build the first new terminal on the U.S. East Coast
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Freight Forwarding & Traversing the Red Tape

Posted 08/13 · 07:37 AM · LM Editorial
Moving freight across the U.S./Canadian border can be more problematic than most shippers realize. Our recent research study reveals the myriad complexities of the customs clearance process—and the downfalls of making the trip alone.

Pulse of Commerce Index is up 1.7 percent in July

Posted 08/12 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
While talk of a possible “double-dip recession” gains momentum, results from the most recent Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) are doing its part to quell that theory.
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ACT Research points to promising future for truck and trailer demand

Posted 08/11 · 12:05 PM · LM Editorial
Citing a strong rebound in net margins for publicly traded truckload companies in the second quarter, ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said it expects continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles and trailers.
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Diesel prices continue to edge up

Posted 08/10 · 11:35 AM · LM Editorial
Even though the price per gallon of diesel fuel has been below the $3 mark for the past 11 weeks, that could be changing soon based on recent data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
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