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Thursday, May 01, 2014
Private fleet operations are faced with more challenges than ever as the three major external cost drivers—hours of service, equipment modernization, and fuel cost—are clamoring for attention.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
BSR recently launched “Transitioning to Low-Carbon Fuel: A Business Guide for Sustainable Trucking in North America.”
Friday, April 04, 2014
High-ranking leadership for the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee is calling on the U.S. Government Accountability Office to evaluate two studies that were used to justify changes for the motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration that went into effect last July.
Thursday, April 03, 2014
Not surprisingly, tight capacity was the major theme of the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) issued by freight transportation consultancy FTR this week.
Posted on 04/03 at 09:44 AM
FTR Associates •
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Common denominators of our 2014 Top 50 include strong leadership, a growing list of diversified service offerings, and the desire to partner with their shipper customers—all essential characteristics for continued success in the new era of tightened capacity.
Monday, March 31, 2014
A recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP) explained the current state of various motor carrier market fundamentals in terms of volume and rates, to give shippers an up-to-date snapshot on things as the calendar turns to April.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
It goes without saying that this winter had major impacts, none of which were really good, in terms of supply chain efficiency for the most part. But with the calendar indicating spring has sprung, it seems like a good time to look back at what everyone dealt with and how, hopefully, things get better from a volume and timing perspective for all supply chain stakeholders.
Posted on 03/27 at 08:15 AM
Monday, March 24, 2014
Detroit-based Locqus is a free service that helps businesses manage sales, jobs, billing, and employees in the field. The start-up company is pitching itself to private fleets and others to enable those companies to automatically share real-time updates to scheduled appointments while in transit to a job.
Posted on 03/24 at 11:20 AM
Private Fleets •
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in February rose 2.8 percent, following a 4.5 percent decline in January. Compared to a year ago, the February SA was up 3.6 percent and on a year-to-date basis SA tonnage is up 2.3 percent.
Posted on 03/20 at 12:46 PM
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Sunday, March 16, 2014
While there was a bit of a decrease, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today that the turnover rate at large truckload carriers for the fourth quarter of 2013 came in at 91 percent.
Posted on 03/16 at 12:21 PM
Driver Shortage •