Trucking

By Jeff Berman · August 14, 2017
Trucking industry revenues for 2016 came in at $676.2 billion, which equates into 79.8%, or basically four-fifths of total U.S. freight spend.
By John Schulz · August 11, 2017
With the Dec. 18 deadline for mandatory electronic logging devices (ELDs) quickly approaching, there is concern that a majority of the 3.5 million affected trucks have yet to procure or install the required devices.
By Jeff Berman · August 2, 2017
Intermodal volume headed up for the third straight quarter, which was immediately preceded by annual declines during the second and third quarters of 2016 and 25 consecutive quarters of growth prior to that.
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By Admin · August 1, 2017
The world of logistics is more volatile and competitive than ever before. The decisions you make must be fast, accurate, and satisfy all KPIs and constraints – at the same time.
By Jeff Berman · July 28, 2017
In recent days, there have been movements, both pro and con, relating to the December implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD).
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
Following a call by the House Appropriation’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development and Related Agencies issuing a report that directs the FMCSA to consider delaying the implementation of ELD (Electronic Logging Devices), the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said it opposes any effort that would delay the implementation of ELD, which is slated for December.
By Jeff Berman · July 25, 2017
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Greg West, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Vice President of LTL Transportation to talk about various aspects of the less-than-truckload sector, including pricing, the impact of e-commerce and last mile services on LTL, and other industry topics.
By LM Staff · July 21, 2017
The May TCI reading of 7.01 was in line with April’s 7.03, which posted a more than 4 percent gain over April.
By Jeff Berman · July 19, 2017
Continued growth appears to be the main thesis looking out over the next decade for the freight transportation market, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) ATA Freight Transportation Forecast 2017, which was released today.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2017
While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Electronic Logging Device mandate remains on track to take effect this coming December, the House Appropriation’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development and Related Agencies issued a report that directs the FMCSA to consider delaying the implementation of ELD.
By Patrick Burnson · July 10, 2017
Thanks to recent advances in information technology, there’s never been such a wealth of facts and analytics captured by today’s research firms. But the sheer volume of these numbers can easily overwhelm logistics managers.
By Jeff Berman · July 7, 2017
In the name of too much government intervention or, perhaps restrictive regulations, President Trump made it clear upon taking office that too many regulations are bad for the nation’s business. But when it came to a pending regulation calling for the requirement of electronic limiting of truck speeds, it seemed clear that the writing was on the wall for that regulation to not see the light of day, which remains the case still today.
By Jeff Berman · July 5, 2017
For the first quarter, ATA reported that the annualized turnover rate for large truckload carriers with more than $30 million in revenue headed by 3% to 74%, which the ATA said is at a “near-historic” low point and down 15% annually.
By Jeff Berman · June 28, 2017
While the amount of shipments Amazon handled in 2016 was staggering, the company’s 2016 $16.2 billion spent on outbound shipping and transportation costs is perhaps even more so.
By John D. Schulz · June 28, 2017
The long-awaited government scientific report on the data used to compile motor carrier safety ratings for hundreds of thousands of trucking companies is backing truckers complaints that some of that data is junk.

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