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December national averages for dry and reefer (refrigerated) van rates, respectively, saw 2017 highs, said DAT, and the national average flatbed rate was even with its high for the year, too.

For more than a while, we have seen slow and steady economic improvements that have manifested themselves in many ways through things like improving retail sales, United States-bound imports, modal volume, and some signs of sustained GDP growth. Now, take those factors and consider what is happening in trucking, with things like the recently implemented electronic logging device mandate, still-tight capacity coupled with increased demand, the ongoing difficulty regarding hiring and retaining truck drivers, and carriers now having the upper hand on the pricing side, and it creates a whole host of market pressures, some good and some not so good, depending on which side of the shipper-carrier fence you reside on.

Less-than-truckload (LTL) shippers are facing what top trucking executives are calling a “new era” in LTL pricing because of a combination of pent-up demand, surging e-commerce deliveries and a tightening capacity due to increased government regulations and a shortage of qualified drives.

In this eBook, we explain how companies that switch to the right Transportation Management System, experience a 10%-20% ROI on their freight spend in a matter of months, and how by taking back the management of their logistics operations in-house they make better shipping decisions every day.

The United States needs a major upgrade to its infrastructure—roads, bridges, ports, electrical grids and broadband--to keep up with its newly booming economy.

Managing shipment visibility, coordinating transit and delivery details, and enabling efficient management of administrative activities will be key objectives for both shippers and 3PLs this year.

4PL and 3PL partner to open the first of five locations slated to open around the United States within the next six months.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is strongly lobbying to tweak – not trash – the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.) And it’s not just transport companies who are leading the charge within the Chamber, U.S. Business Roundtable and other Washington lobbyist heavyweights.

With spot market load volume and rates having risen for 18 months, DAT said November continued to impress, with the national average spot van rate hitting $2.07 per mile, which, it said, is the single highest monthly average going back to December 2014, while coming in 5 cents above October’s average.

3PL operators and facility owners are benefiting from a rapidly rising rate of product returns, as many retailers outsource reverse logistics operations to cut costs and gain maximum efficiencies.

October’s Freight TSI reading of 129.2 marks a new all-time high, topping August 2017’s 129 by 0.2%, as well as the third all-time high set over the last four recorded months and the fourth in the last six recorded months.

Now that trucking and transport interests are applauding what appears to be the first major cut in corporate taxes in 30 years, they are hoping the applause they are heaping on Republicans reverberates into a call to spending some of that money on improving the nation’s infrastructure woes.

The steady growth in square footage among the top third-party logistics (3PL) warehouses belies a fundamental transformation as the market adapts to e-commerce pressures.

2017 was a strong year for the equipment finance industry.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is strongly lobbying to tweak – not trash – the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.) And it’s not just transport companies who are leading the charge within the Chamber, U.S. Business Roundtable and other Washington lobbyist heavyweights. But since the talks opened in August, the Trump administration – to the chagrin of many trucking executives – has been playing hardball in its “America First” approach to the negotiations.




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