Trucking

By John D. Schulz · April 10, 2017
Consolidation in the $310 billion truckload sector continues with the planned merger of a pair of Phoenix-based TL giants, Swift Transportation and Knight Transportation in an all-stock transaction.
By LM Staff · March 29, 2017
The most recent edition of the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR issued this week points to a “more challenging environment” for shippers in early 2017.
SPECIAL REPORT
By John Schulz · March 28, 2017
A new breed of leadership is creating a long-term vision to earn strategic relationships with shippers. Solid day-to-day execution and aggressive investment in technology set the direction for trucking’s new guard.
By Jeff Berman · March 21, 2017
The ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, was 125.5 in February and 4.6 percent below January’s 131.7.
By LM Staff · March 21, 2017
While the industry feels positive following the election, FTR said there are risks related to various economic proposals currently being considered by the new administration and Congress.
WEBCAST
By LM Staff · March 16, 2017
In this session our panel brings shippers up to date on the state of transportation regulations. Discussion will revolve around regulatory reform, aspects of the federal highway bill and what the transportation landscape looks like in the early days of the Trump administration.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2017
The main takeaway of the OIG’s findings was that “the study did not explicitly state a net benefit from the use of the two suspended provisions of the restart rule on driver operations, safety, fatigue, and health.”
By Patrick Burnson · February 28, 2017
When Logistics Management provides readers with its 33rd annual “Salary Survey” in April the focus will again be on regional trends and generational demographics. But the role of women in logistics will also be top of mind.
By John Schulz · February 28, 2017
While LTL executives are bullish on the new administration’s “America First” emphasis, shippers should expect rate increases in the 3% range amid a “rational” pricing landscape.
By LM Staff · February 27, 2017
FTR said that it is likely that the current market environment for shippers will lead to what it said would be rate and supply trouble this year, due to a steady increase in capacity utilization, which it expects to occur through 2017 and come to a head in early 2018.
By Jeff Berman · February 23, 2017
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in January at 138.8 (2000=100) was up 2.9 percent compared to December and up 2.6 percent annually. The annual gain was ahead of a 0.2 percent annual December decline, and the January SA was down 8.9 percent compared to February 2016’s all-time high of 142.7.
PREMIUM
By LM Staff · February 21, 2017
To get the most out of a TMS investment, numerous parties across the organization should lend their expertise.
By Jeff Berman · February 8, 2017
For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was 2.9, which is down from November’s 4.38 and October’s 4.58. FTR said this decline correlates to soft conditions that impacted the sector over the second half of 2016.
By John Schulz · February 7, 2017
YRC Freight and YRC Regional, collectively the second- and seventh-largest less-than-truckload carriers in the nation, have made field operational organizational changes for better efficiency and safety oversight, effective Feb. 1.
By LM Staff · January 24, 2017
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage for the month at 133.8 (2000=100) was off 6.2 percent compared to November’s 142.7, which was up a revised 8.4 percent (from an original reading of 8.2 percent) over October. The December SA was well below the February’s all-time high of 144.

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