October 11, 2018 ·
Even with great compensation, stability and a path for growth for years to come, job-seekers are turning to ridesharing and other positions over truck driving causing a huge driver shortage in the supply chain industry.
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January 18, 2019 ·
Trucker Tools LLC, provider of trip planning, shipment visibility and freight matching solutions, said that Schneider Transportation Management is now using various offerings from Trucker Tools in order to support its growing carrier network and freight brokerage operations.
January 11, 2019 ·
For November, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI rose 2.67% to 5.84 compared to October’s 3.17 reading.
January 9, 2019 ·
As Landstar’s “ambassadors of safety,” Landstar Safety Officers (LSOs) are the representatives from each independent agency at the forefront of Landstar’s Mutual Understanding of Safety Together or M.U.S.T. program.
January 3, 2019 ·
While driver turnover and the ongoing driver shortage tend to go hand in hand and, more often than not, with a typically negative connotation, data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) is on the positive side.
December 5, 2018 ·
Combining traffic speed insight with highly localized weather forecast data to help more accurately predict travel time.
November 20, 2018 ·
The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index headed up 6.3% to 119.9 in October over September’s 112.8 (2015=100). This followed a 0.1% (revised from –0.8%) gain from August to September and a 2% (which was raised following an originally reported 1.8%) decrease from July to August and a 1.9% increase from June to July.
November 16, 2018 ·
Managing order fulfillment operations in the age of e-commerce means coping with all aspects of “more” for the customer.
November 13, 2018 ·
What's so special about the freight inside a Landstar van? Sometimes the van is carrying something uncommon, or sometimes it’s full of ordinary household items like appliances.
November 7, 2018 ·
While cost reductions will vary by site and fleet health, the first step is to develop a fleet management data foundation to support decision-making.
October 30, 2018 ·
Carriers say Washington is now listening to the industry, and they believe the winds of regulatory change are finally blowing in favor of trucking. However, balancing industry needs with safety reforms remains an ongoing challenge.
October 24, 2018 ·
The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dipped 0.8% from August, which hit 112.7 (2015=100) to September, coming in at 111.8. This followed a 2% (which was raised following an originally reported 1.8%) decrease from July to August and a 1.9% increase from June to July. Compared to September 2017, SA tonnage headed up 2.9%, which was down from August’s 4.2% annual spread. Through the first nine months of 2018, SA tonnage is up 7% annually.
October 22, 2018 ·
For August, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI reading was 10.24, which, while still strong, did not measure up to July’s 14.04. The August reading was also below May and June at 11.4 and 11.18, respectively.
October 19, 2018 ·
Your customers’ needs are dynamic and constantly changing; your transportation network should be in perfect tune.
October 17, 2018 ·
The federal government is making several moves to answer that ever-vexing question that regulators have been trying to answer for decades about the universe of more than 700,000 motor carriers, “How safe are you?”
October 15, 2018 ·
With the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate now having been in effect for the better part of a year, there have since been various impacts from the mandate on shippers supply chain and logistics strategies, as well as having an effect on emerging time constraints on shipping lanes rather than a loss of truck drivers.