Freight

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July 19, 2017

ATA Forecasts Steady Rise in Truck Tonnage Over Next Decade

The ATA Freight Transportation Forecast is projecting steadily increasing freight tonnage overall and for the trucking industry for the next ten years.

July 18, 2017

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 4.3%

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June. That's in contrast to a 6.9% gain the month prior.

July 12, 2017

For-Hire Freight Rebounds, Hits New Record High

The level of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transporters rebounded in May following a two-month decline, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

July 10, 2017

Economic Watch: Imports Could Hit New Record High Following Big Gains

July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports, possibly setting a new record as merchants enter the back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season that will follow, according to a new forecast from the National Retail Federation, a retail trade association.

July 6, 2017

ArcBest Announces Space-Based Minimum Charges for LTL Shipments

ArcBest announced it will apply space-based cubic minimum charges for less-than-truckload shipments, effective Aug. 1.

June 29, 2017

A Logistical Close Shave

Gillette now offers razor blade sales direct to its customers. But why is that an important development for truck fleets nationwide? Blog commentary by Senior Editor Jack Roberts.

June 22, 2017

House Bill Aims For Dedicated Revenue Source for Freight Infrastructure

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on June 22 would create a Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund, funded through a national 1% “waybill fee” on the transportation cost of goods.

June 19, 2017

Improved Freight Demand Could Increase Equipment Purchases

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index showed improving freight demand while ACT Research's For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that fleets were looking to buy new equipment.

May 23, 2017

ATA April Truck Tonnage Drops for Third Month

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire-Truck Tonnage Index slid 2.5% in April, marking the third straight month of declines.

May 15, 2017

There's An App for That

There’s a vast array of applications that truckers and trucking companies can tap into to work more efficiently, profitably, and safely.

April 21, 2017

Economic Watch: Conditions Not as Bad as Recent Hard Numbers Suggest

There are good indications the U.S. economy will further strengthen following recent reports that conditions slowed a bit in the first quarter of the year and at the beginning of the second quarter.

April 18, 2017

March Truck Tonnage Slips; Moderate Growth Forecast

Rough weather in March was to blame for depressed truck tonnage numbers in the month, according to the American Trucking Associations. Despite the drop, March’s numbers were still slightly better in year-over-year comparisons.

March 29, 2017

Choppy Freight Reduces Driver Turnover Rate

The American Trucking Associations has reported that the churn rate at large and small fleets dropped by double digits in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks only to the choppiness of the freight market.

March 21, 2017

Truck Tonnage Drops Slightly After Strong January

The American Trucking Association’s advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined slightly in February following a solid increase the month before.

March 8, 2017

5 Ways to Avoid Late Load Payments

There is nothing fun about not getting paid for the loads you have hauled. Fortunately, there are a few solutions to help you eliminate or lessen the need to chase late payments.

March 8, 2017

MacroPoint Integrates Load Tracking with Oracle TMS

MacroPoint has announced a partnership with Eminent Global Logistics, an Oracle PartnerNetwork member, to integrate its load tracking platform with Oracle Transportation Management solutions.

February 21, 2017

Freight Shows Signs of Life in ATA Truck Tonnage Index

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.9% in January, offsetting some of the decline noted in December.

February 9, 2017

Analysis: Freight Rate Thaw May Be in the Works

Data suggests that freight rates for truckload linehaul and intermodal movements may finally be headed higher, after being frozen in lower territory the last couple of years, says Business Contributing Editor Evan Lockridge in his February Hotline column.

February 2, 2017

FreightRover Offers Owner-Operators Self-Dispatch Capabilities

Indianapolis-based online freight exchange platform FreightRover has partnered with Celadon Trucking to provide the company’s owner-operators with self-dispatch features.

January 27, 2017

Hotlanta: Atlanta Tops DAT's List of Places to Find Spot Freight

Atlanta was the hottest place to find spot truckload freight in 2016, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the largest on-demand freight exchange for spot market truckload freight.

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