The spot market continues to cool a bit, with fewer loads posted and lower national average spot truckload rates, according to DAT.
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 1.9% in July and was up 8.6% over last year.
Mandatory ELDs may level the playing field, but it's still a battle to get some customers to understand the constraints that the hours of service rules play. That's just one challenge facing Fenn Church, president of Church Transportation, as he leads the Alabama Trucking Association this year.
The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for June came in “basically unchanged” from May-- which the research group said reflects that trucking capacity “remains very tight.”
The decline of our nation's highways is evident in our 2018 Fact Book, with statistics indicating increasing congestion in our busiest regions and an increasing need for repair.