Trucking

By Jeff Berman · February 24, 2011
Positive momentum in the trucking sector continued on the right path in January following a decent December, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
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" crop="yes|center,center|0,0|yes" class="img-responsive" style="width:140px; height:140px; object-fit: cover;" > By University of Tennessee · February 24, 2011
Kate Vitasek, Pete Moore, and Bonnie Keith, members of the University of Tennessee's center for Executive Education share their five steps and a series of tips to improve your outsourcing relationship right from the start.
By Jeff Berman · February 23, 2011
As you probably already know, not too long ago the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) floated the idea of reducing available daily driving time for truck drivers by one hour from 11 to ten hours per day. Needless to say, this was not well received, and not surprisingly, it seems to have become even less popular than it was when first introduced.
By Jeff Berman · February 23, 2011
Diesel prices continued to surge, with the price per gallon up 3.9 cents this week to $3.573, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). On an annual basis, diesel prices are up 74.1 cents.
By Jeff Berman · February 22, 2011
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express said today it is making further inroads into expanding its flatbed operation, which launched at the beginning of 2009, when it rolled out flatbed service in eight markets.
By Jeff Berman · February 22, 2011
In a continued commitment to sustainability with a primary focus on fuel efficiency and energy security, UPS announced it has bought 48 heavy tractor trucks manufactured by Kenworth that are equipped to run on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
By Jeff Berman · February 22, 2011
Milan provides regional LTL services in the central and southern regions of the United States. By bringing Milan into the fold, Vitran gains 16 terminals in new markets, including Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
By Jeff Berman · February 21, 2011
Legislation focused on increasing truck size and weights was reintroduced to Congress last week by Representatives Mike Michaud (D-Maine) and Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio).
By Jeff Berman · February 15, 2011
Another week brought another increase in the price per gallon of diesel, with prices rising 2.1 cents this week to $3.534 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). On an annual basis, diesel prices are up 77.8 cents.
By Jeff Berman · February 14, 2011
In 2010, easy annual comparisons to a troubled 2009 often paved the way for favorable data trends in the freight transportation sector. Based on recent data in TransCore’s TrendLines report, those comparisons for the trucking sector are still heading in the right direction early into 2011.
<p>Diplomat(s) expressed increasing concern that Saudi Arabia is no longer able to lift oil production at a rate fast enough to prevent oil prices from escalating.  Looking back at historic data we see that Saudi oil exports peaked way back in 2005.</p> By Derik Andreoli · February 10, 2011
Diplomat(s) expressed increasing concern that Saudi Arabia is no longer able to lift oil production at a rate fast enough to prevent oil prices from escalating.
By LM Staff · February 9, 2011
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.5 percent in December, following a 0.3 percent decline in November.
By Jeff Berman · February 9, 2011
Following an impressive 2.4 percent sequential gain in December, the January edition of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) fell 0.3 percent in January, due, in part to harsh weather conditions throughout much of the United States.
By Jeff Berman · February 8, 2011
Keeping in line with the fourth quarter of 2010, preliminary net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles for North America markets at 27,300 units were up 320 percent year-over-year in January, according to data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
By Jeff Berman · February 8, 2011
Diesel prices continued heading north, with a 7.5 cent increase to $3.513 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). And current prices are up 74.4 cents annually.

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