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Truckload carriers typically use 53-foot single trailers, have no operational need for the twin 33s and view FedEx CEO Smith’s efforts to allow twin 33s as a waste of valuable political capital in the lobbying arena.
DAT North American Freight Index fell 2.5 percent in January, following an 8 percent December increase, snapping a six-month stretch of gains. But even though the post-holiday drop-off remained in effect, January truckload spot market activity was up 56 percent annually. (February 17, 2017)
A transportation management system (TMS) can give you one of the strongest ROIs of any supply chain management software, if you find the right one for your business. (February 15, 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. (February 08, 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.
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Last fall, I was scheduled to serve as a moderator for an industry conference. I always like playing this part, as it is a great networking too, and I usually learn a bunch of stuff, all while getting some good branding in for Logistics Management.
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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. (February 02, 2017)
Roadrunner Transportation Services (RRTS), an asset-light conglomerate of logistics companies that collectively ranks as the 14th-largest less-than-truckload carrier in the nation with previously stated revenue in excess of $500 million, is caught in the middle of an accounting fiasco. (February 01, 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. (January 24, 2017)
The companies said this collaboration will provide McLeod PowerBroker (its integrated freight brokerage operations management system and a complete accounting software solution) users with access to project44’s less-than-truckload (LTL) API-based offerings. (January 24, 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. (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. (January 23, 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. (January 17, 2017)
The company’s North American Freight Index was up 8 percent in December, marking the sixth straight month of volume gains. DAT attributed strong momentum for e-commerce and grocery shipments as the main growth drivers for December, a month that is typically quiet for the spot market. (January 12, 2017)
It's common in any TMS implementation: You don't know what you need until you’re well into it. (January 12, 2017)
Join our panel of top oil and transportation analysts for an exclusive look at where rates are headed and the issues driving those rate increases over the coming year. (January 10, 2017)