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

Driver turnover rates increase in first quarter, according to ATA data

Posted 07/11 · 10:31 AM · LM Editorial
Regardless of some tangible evidence of economic improvement, one related area continuing to come up short is finding and retaining qualified truck drivers. That sentiment rings especially true when looking at data released today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) pertaining to truck driver turnover rates.

FTR Trucking Conditions Index in May is in line with previous months

Posted 07/10 · 10:56 AM · LM Editorial
Trucking conditions in May remained on a similar track as April, according to the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) released today by freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates.
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Ocean cargo carriers confident Transpacific rate hikes will stick

Posted 07/02 · 03:08 PM · LM Editorial
Ocean cargo carriers comprising the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) have announced a guideline peak season surcharge (PSS) of $400 per 40-foot container from Asia to all U.S. destinations, effective August 1.

State of Logistics 2013: New order, new opportunities

Posted 07/01 · 09:00 PM · LM Editorial
New state of logistics translates into new opportunities for shrewd managers who can leverage their unique skills and solid transportation relationships into value for their companies.

State of Logistics 2013: Less than Truckload

Posted 07/01 · 08:50 PM · LM Editorial
Rich get richer, others looking for options

State of Logistics 2013: Truckload

Posted 07/01 · 08:45 PM · LM Editorial
So-so demand but capacity shortage looming

Viewpoint: New order, new opportunities

Posted 07/01 · 09:00 AM · LM Editorial
Looking for a great way to kick off your summer reading? Well, look no further than page 28. Once again, we’ve devoted a sizable portion of our July issue to putting the Annual State of Logistics Report into context for shippers.

ATA unveils U.S. Freight Forecast to 2024

Posted 06/26 · 10:13 AM · LM Editorial
The American Trucking Associations says that truckload volumes will grow 3.2 percent through 2018 and 1.1 percent annually between 2019 and 2024. Less-than-truckload volume should grow 3.5 percent annually through 2018 and by 2.4 percent until 2024.

State of Logistics Report: New order, new opportunities for logistics managers

Posted 06/19 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
WASHINGTON, D.C.—According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ 24th annual State of Logistics Report released today, logistics and supply chain managers are continuing to drive inefficiencies out of the business transportation system.

AgTC announces results of 8th annual ocean carrier performance survey

Posted 06/17 · 03:57 PM · LM Editorial
The results of the AgTC's 2013 Ocean Carrier Performance Survey were announced late last week at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition in San Francisco, with APL winning top ranking

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