By Jeff Berman · June 21, 2017
Truck tonnage saw nice volume rebounds in May on the heels of multiple months of declines, according to data issued this week by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
By LM Staff · June 16, 2017
In this session you'll hear from a panel of women who are now leading top-level logistics and supply chain operations. The panel will share their success stories as well as advice for women who are now making their way up the ladder.
By LM Staff · June 8, 2017
FTR explained that softer freight conditions and a view of adequate capacity over the past eighteen months have slowed the expected decline in the SCI, adding that any market-wide tightness reflected in recent tightening of spot rates is currently less than originally thought.
By Jeff Berman · May 24, 2017
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage at 134 (2000=100) dropped 2.5% (its largest monthly contraction year-to-date), following declines of 1.1% in March and 0.1% in February.
By Jeff Berman · May 17, 2017
While the index was off 2.5 percent in April, DAT said volume stayed ahead of seasonal norms in kicking off the second quarter, coupled with freight volumes seeing a 60 percent annual gain. The firm added that average spot truckload rates for vans, reefer (refrigerated) and flatbed freight saw sequential and annual gains in April.
By Jeff Berman · May 17, 2017
With summer rapidly approaching, keeping a watchful eye on the weather requires extra attention. A new offering from The Weather Company (TWC), a subsidiary of IBM, takes that much further, with this week’s introduction of its Operations Dashboard for Ground Transportation. TWC describes the dashboard as an offering geared towards optimizing workforce productivity and route selection for freight and logistics companies, and it is comprised of various weather-related data sources, including: precipitation, wind, fog, ice and pooling water, integrating real-time traffic flow and incident data, and flagging safety hazards.
By LM Staff · May 15, 2017
Coming off a nearly 2.5 point increase from January to February, the Trucking Conditions Index from freight transportation consultancy FTR, which was issued today, fell back to more familiar territory.
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.
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.
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.

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