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

Quest for Quality Truckload: Long-haul leaders manage volatility

Posted 08/01 · 08:30 PM · LM Editorial
The truckload (TL) business is volatile by nature.

Q&A: Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. President and CEO Mark DiBlasi

Posted 08/01 · 10:45 AM · LM Editorial
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. President and CEO Mark DiBlasi about the company's acquisition strategy and market trends.

Moore on Pricing: Shippers and carriers need to get smart on LTL costs

Posted 08/01 · 08:00 AM · LM Editorial
In the past months, ABF Freight System and UPS Freight announced 5.9 percent general rate increases, effective May 28 and June 10, respectively. Con-way Freight will raise its LTL rates 5.9 percent on June 24. On June 10, FedEx Freight announced a 4.5 percent GRI in non-contract base rates effective July 1, and other large carriers are expected to follow suit over the next several weeks.

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.

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