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

Trucking-Global logistics: Penske rolls out new Mexico location

Posted 07/16 · 09:18 AM · LM Editorial
Penske Truck Leasing, a subsidiary of global transportation services provider Penske Corporation, said this week it has opened up a new facility in Tijuana, Mexico.

Trucking news: ACT report projects 2010 Class 8 vehicle sales to be up 26 percent year-over-year

Posted 07/15 · 07:11 AM · LM Editorial
The market for Class 8 vehicles continues to show sustained strength, according to recent data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
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LTL news: NEMF announces Ohio expansion

Posted 07/15 · 06:20 AM · LM Editorial
In a move designed to expand its services in the Midwest, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider New England Motor Freight (NEMF) said this week it has opened up a new terminal in Toledo, Ohio.

Transportation news: BTS Freight Transportation Services Index is down from previous levels

Posted 07/14 · 12:28 PM · LM Editorial
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in May, following two months of sequential increases.

Trucking news: FTR cites strong growth in Class 8 net orders in June

Posted 07/08 · 10:37 AM · LM Editorial
Showing that there is still positive momentum in the trucking sector, freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates said this week that June Class 8 truck total net orders were up significantly compared to May.

Trucking news: On-board recorders run into legal static from owner-operators

Posted 07/08 · 08:50 AM · LM Editorial
When it comes to electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs), independent truck driver owner-operators have one message to the government: stay out of my business.

Trucking news: Cass Freight Index is up in June

Posted 07/02 · 10:30 AM · LM Editorial
While some economic indices have taken a hit in the last week, one that keeps making forward progress is the Cass Information Systems Freight Index.

Trucking news: Averitt expands flatbed operations

Posted 06/30 · 09:26 AM · LM Editorial
Customer demand is the driver for flatbed expansion, says company officials.

Stories Behind the State of Logistics Report

Posted 06/30 · 08:05 AM · SCMR Editorial
The big picture numbers in this year’s report such as total logistics costs, inventory levels, and carrier capacities all dropped sharply. Yet this was not totally unexpected given that 2009 was only marginally better than 2008, another tough year for companies in just about every business sector. But the real story on partnering and collaboration lie behind the numbers.

Trucking news: ACT reports trailer net orders up nearly 60 percent

Posted 06/28 · 12:49 PM · LM Editorial
The market for Class 8 vehicle equipment continues to resonate with good news for orders and production. The most recent news comes from ACT Research Co., a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, whom reported that commercial trailer net orders in May were up 59 percent year-over-year.

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