Trucking

By Jeff Berman · November 30, 2015
Logistics Management recently spoke with Abtin Hamidi, chief vice president and co-founder of Mountain View, Calif.-based CargoChief, a provider of transportation and logistics technology focused on providing shippers with securing over-the-road capacity and pricing, among other services.
By Jeff Berman · October 20, 2015
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in September at 135.1 (2000=100) was 0.7 percent of August’s 134.1, and was 0.7 percent below the all-time high of 135.8 recorded in January 2015.
By John D. Schulz · September 29, 2015
A new trucking advocacy group is trying to buff up and modernize the image of the 7 million Americans involving in the domestic trucking industry.
By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2015
June seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage tonnage was up 1.8 percent compared to a year ago, and not seasonally-adjusted tonnage was up 4.7 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · May 14, 2015
A year ago at this time, truckload capacity was viewed by most people as the tightest it has ever been, or something close to that anyhow. There was an incredibly difficult winter to contend with, which was the case again again this year, and the driver shortage was rearing its ugly head, too, much like it still is now.
By Jeff Berman · October 6, 2014
Not only is the truck driver shortage ostensibly a problem that won’t go away, the situation appears to have become exacerbated compared to previous sentiments in recent years. Given that this dilemma is far from new, there are also more related problems, at least on the surface, when it comes to assessing just what needs to be done to remedy things.
By Patrick Burnson · October 29, 2013
XenonFS, a full service drayage technology management provider, recently announced that it is offering a new approach to improve drayage service while reducing costs.
By Jeff Berman · October 2, 2013
The current state of the truckload market is currently being viewed as mostly normal with bits of fluctuation mixed in as well, according to panelists on a trucking panel at last week’s FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis.
By John D. Schulz · August 21, 2013
The way the trucking industry and several major shipper groups see it, the candidate for the author of the dumbest bill in Congress belongs to Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., a rookie congressman who wants to jack up the minimum injury and property damage insurance level for trucking companies by nearly 500 percent.
By Jeff Berman · June 26, 2013
The American Trucking Associations says that truckload volumes will grow 3.2 percent through 2018 and 1.1 percent annually between 2019 and 2024. Less-than-truckload volume should grow 3.5 percent annually through 2018 and by 2.4 percent until 2024.
By John D. Schulz · June 20, 2013
Washington is pushing a tax break that might make liquefied natural gas (LNG) economically competitive with diesel fuel, although a skeptical trucking industry is still taking a wait-and-see approach on the clean, domestically produced fuel.
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2013
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) this week reintroduced legislation, entitled the Safe Highways and Preservation Act of 2013 (SHIPA), which is geared to keep bigger and heavier trucks off the road and apply existing federal truck size and weight limits to the entire National Highway System, rather than interstate highways, which is the case today.
By Jeff Berman · April 26, 2013
ATA officials said that seasonally-adjusted tonnage has now shown gains in four of the last five reported months and is up 7.6 percent going back to November 2012.
By Jeff Berman · March 25, 2013
FTR said that the SCI represents “deteriorating conditions” for shippers early in 2013, with the SCI forecast expected to continue moving down as the year moves on, approaching negative double-digits by the end of 2013.
By Jeff Berman · March 19, 2013
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today that trucking volumes showed modest gains in February.

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