Trucking

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.
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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.
By John D. Schulz · January 23, 2017
While details of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s so-called trillion-dollar infrastructure stimulus are still unclear, the need for such big spending on the nation’s crumbling bridges and highways is not.
By Jeff Berman · January 23, 2017
The new Landstar U.S./Mexico Logistics Service Center is 31,000 square-feet and on a 50-acre site that accommodates 450 trailers and also provides room for future expansion.
By Jeff Berman · January 17, 2017
The most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) issued this week by freight transportation consultancy FTR remained in familiar territory, as market conditions appeared to show signs of stabilization at the end of 2016 heading into 2017.
By Jeff Berman · December 22, 2016
The October SCI was 0.4, which is ahead of September’s -2.4, which FTR described as a “pause” before an expected 2017 decline, brought about by a meshing of pending regulations and expected increases in freight rates and economic improvement.
By LM Staff · December 21, 2016
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in November at 142.4 (2000=100) was up 8.2 percent compared to October, following a 0.3 percent October dip from September.
By Jeff Berman · December 19, 2016
While shipments were down, the report noted that it does not create a major cause for concern, with some degree of normal seasonality at work, coupled with Donald Broughton, the report’s author and transportation analyst at Avondale Partners, noting that on an industry and anecdotal basis market sentiment indicates there are daily reports of stronger shipment volume in almost all modes of freight transportation.
By Jeff Berman · November 22, 2016
The ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment, was 138.2 in October, which was ahead of September by 1.9 percent and down 1.4 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · October 26, 2016
Aided by capacity-tightening regulations that are augmenting pricing and margins for motor carriers, the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR headed up from July to August, FTR said this week.
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.

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