Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.
Posted 10/23 · 01:13 PM · LM Editorial
The ATA reported that seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in September—at 118.7 (2000=100) was up 0.4 percent after declining 0.9 percent in August on the heels of a flat July and June.
Posted 10/12 · 10:12 AM · LM Editorial
Pricing on the truckload and intermodal fronts was largely flat on an annual basis, according to the September edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners.
Posted 10/09 · 09:01 AM · LM Editorial
At this week’s American Trucking Associations (ATA) annual Management Conference & Exhibition ATA President and CEO Bill Graves laid out all the issues facing the trucking industry on the table in a wide-ranging keynote address.
Posted 10/01 · 10:00 PM · LM Editorial
The big-box retailer’s flexible logistics model has enabled an innovative store remodel strategy—and helped cut price per shipment by just over 30 percent in its first year in service.
Posted 09/27 · 10:54 AM · LM Editorial
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 4.6 percent in July 2012 compared to July 2011 at $75.7 billion.
Posted 09/25 · 02:07 PM · LM Editorial
The push and pull nature of freight transportation volumes in today’s economy remains largely intact based on the results of today’s August trucking volumes released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Posted 09/19 · 11:55 AM · LM Editorial
A new white paper from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) explains how an increase in U.S. exports is driving the need for more U.S.-based strategic inland ports.
Posted 09/13 · 10:21 AM · LM Editorial
Spot market freight volumes in August saw an 8.4 percent annual gain, according to data released by TransCore’s DAT North American Freight Index this week, marking the sixth time in 2012 monthly volumes have been up year-over-year.
Posted 09/12 · 01:56 PM · LM Editorial
The August edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners pointed to similar rate activity in August compared to the same period a year ago.
Posted 09/12 · 11:29 AM · LM Editorial
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today in its quarterly Trucking Activity Report that the annualized turnover rate for linehaul truckload fleets of all sizes increased in the second quarter