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Saturday, June 01, 2013
While top truckload carrier executives are doing their best to manage the elements currently battering their returns, we set our sites on three areas that carriers say will make the biggest impact on their ongoing relations with shippers-capacity, regulations, and fuel.
Friday, May 24, 2013
LM recently spoke with recently spoke with Wall Street analyst John Larkin to get some of his insights as we approach the halfway point of 2013, or at least get a little closer to it.
Posted on 05/24 at 09:16 AM
Friday, May 17, 2013
The pending changes in truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) regulations will help drive trucking rates up between 4 and 10 percent in the coming year, analysts and trucking executives predict.
Posted on 05/17 at 08:30 AM
Friday, May 10, 2013
Freight transportation consultancy says that continued moderate growth in conjunction with HOS and other regulations, will cause trucking rates to firm up in the coming months and improve carrier profitability.
Posted on 05/10 at 09:29 AM
FTR Associates •
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Los Angeles and Long Beach comprise the largest marine port complex in North America as well as the No. 1-emitting facility in the Southland.
From the April 8th Edition of Transport Topics:
“Jury Awards $58.5 Million for Freight Truck Crash - Highest Recorded Verdict Amount Recorded
Thursday, April 11, 2013
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?”
Posted on 04/11 at 12:26 PM
Monday, April 01, 2013
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.
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.
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Should more shippers be looking at the private fleet option for 2013 and beyond? According to the industry tracking web site truckinginfo.com 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.