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January 18, 2018

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Profit More Than Triples

Trucking, intermodal and logistics services provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. kicked off the fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings season in the trucking industry on Thursday when it reported big gains in profits for both periods, due in large part to the recent tax law changes approved by Congress late last year.

January 18, 2018

Growth in Piggyback Includes Short Trailers

Pups are less efficient than long trailers, but are when the 28-footers are loaded for certain destinations and their parcels avoid multiple handling en route. . .

January 18, 2018

How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

December 15, 2017

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Year-Over-Year Gains

Newly released figures show truckload linehaul rates as well as those for intermodal shipments moved higher again in November, when compared to a year earlier. But they also showed declines from the month before.

December 4, 2017

CIMC Launches Intermodal Tire Chassis Tire Provider

Trailer manufacturer CIMC has launched a new company focused on providing replacement tires, retreads and supplies for intermodal chassis, called CIMC Commercial Tire.

November 1, 2017

Intermodal Surges in Third Quarter, Volume Hits Record High

Total intermodal freight volumes climbed 6.3% year-over-year in the third quarter for the strongest growth rate in over three years, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

October 31, 2017

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Pricing Jump at Least 4%

Separate measures of truckload linehaul and intermodal rates moved higher in September, according to newly released reports, as the U.S. battered hurricanes and higher fuel prices.

October 16, 2017

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Third Quarter Profit Slips

Profits for multi-modal freight transportation provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services fell a little more than 8% in the third quarter of the year despite increased revenue, with increased driver recruiting and retention costs part of the reason.

September 13, 2017

Trimble Acquires 10-4 Systems

Trimble has announced it has acquired privately held 10-4 Systems, a provider of multimodal shipment visibility solutions for shippers and transportation companies.

September 8, 2017

Southeast Ports Shutting Down Ahead of Hurricane Irma

In a move that will ripple through the supply chain, ports in the Southeast U.S. are shutting down ahead of Hurricane Irma.

September 7, 2017

Double Coin Introduces Tire for Intermodal Industry

Double Coin and CMA have introduced the IM105 Intermodal radial tire, designed for intermodal container chassis providers, manufacturers, and the intermodal freight industry.

September 5, 2017

Hundreds of Chassis Sent to Houston as Replacements

Chassis provider CIMC Intermodal Equipment is sending up to 600 40-foot gooseneck chassis to the Houston area this week as replacements for equipment damaged by Hurricane Harvey flooding.

September 1, 2017

Costco Drops California Fleet Accused of Abusive Labor Practices

In the wake of a report in June by USA Today showcasing extreme examples of alleged labor abuse,Costco said it will no longer do business with Pacific 9 Transport, a fleet based in Southern California.

August 7, 2017

Trucking Freight Growth up Nearly 38% Since End of Great Recession

Newly released U.S. Transportation Department figures show all but one of the major freight modes have grown since the end of the Great Recession, with trucking posting the second-highest increase.

August 3, 2017

Intermodal Recovery Strengthens During Second Quarter

Total intermodal freight volumes gained 4.5% in the second quarter of the year, the strongest growth in nearly three years, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America.

August 2, 2017

Capitol Hill Aide to Lead Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference

American Trucking Associations has named Tyler Rushforth as executive director of the Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference.

July 20, 2017

Truckload Linehaul Rates Firm Up, Intermodal Rate Momentum Slows

Truckload linehaul rates appear to be stabilizing, while intermodal rates continue moving higher but at a slower pace, according to two new reports.

July 14, 2017

How the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Change Trucking

Opportunities are on the horizon for fleets willing to embrace new market trends and rethink some aspects of their operations, according to logistics experts Tom Finkbiner and Ted Prince, founders of Tiger Cool Express.

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.

June 30, 2017

Draytech Summit Offers Glimpse of Port Trucking's Future

The Harbor Trucking Association held its inaugural Draytech Summit, bringing together port servicing companies and technology suppliers to focus on streamlining operations on every level, from dispatch to planning to driver hours of service.

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