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

VOTE NOW! We need you to vote in the Politico Poll by April 12, 2013

Posted 04/11 · 12:26 PM · LM Editorial
As the Chairman of NASSTRAC’s Advocacy Committee, in concerns me when a shipper asks the following: “Why should I get informed, engaged and involved in what is happening in the transportation industry?”

Transportation Best Practices/Trends: Private fleets master their destiny

Posted 04/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
Despite the related costs and increasing complexity, private fleets enable operators to control their own destiny at a time when the trucking market is bracing for yet another capacity crunch.

Top 50 Trucking Companies: Tough at the top

Posted 04/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
Analysts and top trucking executives agree that a sharp focus on a durable business plan and dependable operations are vital to remaining profitable in one of the most challenging trucking environments in history.

Moore on Pricing: Re-consider the private fleet option

Posted 04/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
Should more shippers be looking at the private fleet option for 2013 and beyond? According to the industry tracking web site report last June, private fleets represent 47.6 percent of trucking. They operate 75 percent of Class 4 through Class 8 trucks and two-thirds of all Class 8 trucks—including 50 percent of new sales. For truckload shippers, this has to get your attention.

Echo Global Logistics acquires Open Mile Inc.

Posted 03/21 · 09:27 AM · LM Editorial
Established in 2010, Open Mile is a non-asset based transportation service provider, focusing on truckload brokerage, that provides high-tech automation with freight management expertise, according to Echo officials.

Appellate court panel hears three-pronged debate over HOS regulations

Posted 03/15 · 01:54 PM · LM Editorial
The government’s proposed changes to the complex truck driver hours of service regulations had their day in court on the Ides of March and certainly anybody that expected clarity on the issue should have been beware.

Transportation Best Practices/Trends: Is dedicated carriage the future of truckload?

Posted 03/01 · 08:00 PM · LM Editorial
Truckload carriers are increasing their fleet capacity to provide more dedicated truck options to solve complex shipper operations and eliminate volatility—and everybody seems to be happy.

Moore on Pricing: How shippers can help ease the driver shortage

Posted 03/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
In a recent article by Cornelius Frolik in the Dayton Daily News, we learned that the number of licensed truck drivers in the State of Ohio dropped for the first time on record.

ATA says seasonally adjusted tonnage in January is highest on record, up 6.5 percent annually

Posted 02/20 · 11:26 AM · LM Editorial
Trucking volumes ended 2012 on a fairly positive note, and they commenced 2013 in the same fashion, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) this week.

Moore on Pricing: Re-imagining the shipper-carrier relationship

Posted 02/01 · 11:12 AM · LM Editorial
I recently had the honor of facilitating workshops for large shippers and their current and prospective carriers in the midst of major contract RFPs and renewals.

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