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Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Shippers need to brace for sharply higher trucking rates because of steadily rising truck fleet costs that range from rolling stock to drivers to fuel while productivity levels are under threats from increased government regulation, top carrier officials are saying.
Posted on 05/09 at 11:11 AM
Friday, May 04, 2012
At a truckload panel at NASSTRAC, two top truckload executives provided a frank and candid assessment of the sector’s travails, and the regulatory and pricing environment, among other topics.
Monday, February 27, 2012
The HOS rule is now the subject of a similar lawsuit by the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Public Citizen, the Truck Safety Coalition, and two truck drivers on the grounds that the final HOS rule still fails to make needed improvements to protect the public from tired truckers and should be subjected to judicial review.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Business conditions for shippers in December showed improvement from November but still represent a “somewhat adverse” environment, according to the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Even a casual observer of freight transportation and logistics knows that December’s final rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the truck drivers’ Hours-of-Service (HOS) rule was a big deal.
Posted on 01/12 at 01:53 PM
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The U.S. economy is “superbly positioned” for a “new era of growth” as it emerges from three years of economic doldrums, but must make key decisions and investments to take advantage of the rebound, America’s top business lobbyist is predicting for 2012.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Business conditions for shippers appear to be on a fairly typical seasonal pattern, according to the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
As expected, the final rule for truck drivers’ hours-of-service (HOS) was issued by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today. Industry experts maintain it will hinder trucking productivity and increase congestion and costs.
Posted on 12/22 at 02:04 PM
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The uneven nature of business trends for shippers appears to be fully intact based on the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates.
Posted on 12/20 at 11:19 AM
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Friday, December 02, 2011
These regulatory initiatives have added to the ever-expanding list of labor-related challenges that involve cutting costs while still looking to improve operational efficiencies.
Posted on 12/02 at 04:02 PM