Trucking

By Jeff Berman · June 28, 2016
The April SCI hit 1.5, which was up from March’s 0.4, which FTR described as reflecting improved market conditions for shippers at a time when freight demand remains sluggish while reaching its highest level since 2011.
By Jeff Berman · June 16, 2016
Although they successfully fended off the first attempt by government and officials from Central States Pension Fund to impose draconian cuts in their pension benefits, Teamsters union retirees say they are not resting on their laurels. Instead, they are preparing a long-term fix to the fund’s fiscal problems.
By Patrick Burnson · May 27, 2016
Shippers sourcing their goods out the Port of Oakland’s largest marine terminal will soon need to make an appointment drayage providers before their cargo is released.
By Jeff Berman · May 24, 2016
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in April at 134.8 (2000=100) fell 2.1 percent from March and on the heels of a 4.4 percent February to March decrease.
By John D. Schulz · May 12, 2016
Truck drivers hours of service limits may be tweaked under a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill passed by an influential Senate appropriations committee this spring. Under the move spearheaded by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the legislation set a 73-hour cap as the allowable hours per seven-day work week that truck drivers may work before taking a break.
By Jeff Berman · May 10, 2016
In a wide ranging, presentation at the recent NASSTRAC (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Fla., Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, provided both a general assessment of the over all economic outlook, as well as an outlook specifically focused on the freight, or, trucking economy.
By Jeff Berman · April 28, 2016
Trucking CEO's speak out on how regulations affect productivity at NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando this week.
By Patrick Burnson · April 26, 2016
Another mobile phone app has been developed to get truckers out of line at the Port of Oakland. The difference this time: it’s the brainchild of a harbor driver.
By Jeff Berman · April 20, 2016
Data published this week by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) puts the impact of being stuck in traffic, or more accurately, congestion into stark terms with a single data point: traffic congestion on the U.S. National Highway System (NHS) added over $49.6 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2014.
By Patrick Burnson · April 5, 2016
The Port of Oakland today introduced two smart phone applications that could transform containerized cargo handling at seaports.
SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · April 1, 2016
What do the Top 50 Trucking companies have in common? Seasoned management teams backed up by solid operations—and they’re not afraid to spend on staff and technology to stay on top.
By John D. Schulz · March 17, 2016
A law of unintended consequences is alive and well. Just ask trucking lobbyists and those inside the Department of Transportation working feverishly to fix what they describe as a “technical glitch” that threatens to scrap the entire law covering truck drivers’ hours of service.
WHITE PAPER
By C3 Solutions · March 10, 2016
With increasing traffic congestion and the predominance of trucking as the main means of freight transportation in our consumer goods-oriented economy, it's no wonder that scrutiny of the trucking industry has gained in both scope and intensity.
WEBCAST
By Cheryl Murphy · March 9, 2016
Trucking regulations are once again front and center for carriers and shippers and are making an immediate impact on carrier costs, capacity, rates, and relations between shippers and carriers. During this webcast—co-presented by Logistics Management and NASSTRAC—our expert panel brings shippers up-to-date on the state of trucking regulations and how these rules are impacting carrier costs, capacity and rates.
By Jeff Berman · February 23, 2016
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in January at 132.8 (2000=100) dropped 1.4 percent from December’s 134.7, and the ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, was 127.1 in January, trailing December by 5.2 percent and ahead of 2015 by 0.2 percent.

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