By Jeff Berman · October 21, 2016
Many things pertaining to both the freight economy and general economy remain consistently inconsistent for lack of a better description. That was spelled out in two very reliable monthly freight-based data sources earlier this week, the American Trucking Associations monthly truck tonnage index and the Cass Freight Index Report.
By John D. Schulz · October 17, 2016
Under a proposal that its high-profile Gov. Chris Christie (R) says he will sign, the state legislature is close to approving an immediate 23-cent per gallon increase in the gasoline tax. For truckers, it will be mean a 27-cent per gallon increase on diesel, effective Jan. 1.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2016
While the current state of affairs for trucking may be viewed as, say, stagnant, mundane, uneven, or some other less than flattering term, it appears that the mode’s future is actually quite bright, especially when compared to others.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2016
While the ATA was initially somewhat receptive to the DOT proposal in late August, calling proposed rule as “a potential step forward for safety,” it seems to have changed its tune.
By John D. Schulz · October 5, 2016
The fed is hitting truckers with a barrage of costly regulations in an era of scant profits. Everything from emissions, training standards, electronic onboard recorders, fuel mileage standards and speed limiters are in play—and it’s only going cost shippers more.
By Jeff Berman · September 29, 2016
For shippers, carriers, brokerages and really all other industry stakeholders that have not given much thought to the possibility of Uber becoming a truckload carrier, it appears it may be time to change that mindset.
By Jeff Berman · September 21, 2016
With macroeconomic indicators as mixed as they have been in several quarters, data issued this week by the American Trucking Associations pointed to truck tonnage volumes pointing up in August.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2016
Once again, the numbers in the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) annual American Trucking Trends publication continue to show strength, even at a time like the present, when strength could in some ways be viewed in short supply, given the myriad challenges the sector finds itself up against.
By John D. Schulz · August 3, 2016
Shippers are benefiting from temporary excess capacity in the truckload market, but analysts say this condition is temporary. The driver situation, increasing regulations, and inventory sell-offs all point to a tighter capacity situation in 2017 and beyond. State of Transportation 2016, Trucking update news
By LM Staff · August 1, 2016
Truckload shippers have been benefiting from the temporary excess capacity and subsequent lower rates, that situation will almost certainly come to an end as we get closer to 2017. Top truckload companies 2016
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2016
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Abtin Hamidi, chief vice president and co-founder of Mountain View, Calif.-based CargoChief.
By Jeff Berman · July 25, 2016
Declines remained intact in June, based on data in the most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners, which was released last week.
By Jeff Berman · July 20, 2016
The ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, was 142.2 in June, which topped May’s 139.1 by 2.2 percent.
By John D. Schulz · July 14, 2016
The trucking industry is fighting back against a lawsuit by owner-operators attempting to delay a mandate that would eliminate paper log books by some 3.5 million long-haul truck drivers.
By Jeff Berman · June 28, 2016
The April SCI hit 1.5, which was up from March’s 0.4, which FTR described as reflecting improved market conditions for shippers at a time when freight demand remains sluggish while reaching its highest level since 2011.

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