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Results of the latest U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index. Graphic: U.S. Bank


4th Quarter Freight Spending Surges as Shipments Ease

A measure of the nation’s freight market showed gains in both spending and shipments during the fourth quarter of 2017, but the strength of the advances differed widely.

The heavy-duty aftermarket is experiencing several changes at once, according to executives at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue. Photo courtesy Today's Trucking


Panel Talks Major Changes in the Trucking Aftermarket

At the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas, industry executives shared their thoughts on the changes they see in the heavy-duty aftermarket.


Generational Differences Present Challenges for Employers

With three generations currently in the workplace, practices that help you motivate one generation may not work on another.

CargoNet recorded a total of 741 cargo theft events in the U.S. and Canada last year, down from 836 in 2016. Source: CargoNet


With Fewer Cargo Thefts, 2017 Was a Safer Year

CargoNet recorded a total of 741 cargo theft events in the U.S. and Canada last year, down from 836 in 2016.


Economic Watch: GDP Slows in Final Quarter, Durable Goods Remain Strong

The nation’s overall economic performance slowed in the final quarter of last year but turned in better performance for all of 2017 than it did for all of 2016, according to new Commerce Department figures.


Earnings Watch: Marten Transport Profits Balloon

Refrigerated trucking company Marten Transport Ltd. on Thursday reported sharply higher profits for the final quarter of 2017 and for the full year.

Competition for truck drivers is fierce and one reason for tight capacity. Photo: Jim Park


Trucking Capacity Crunch Leading to Record Freight Rates

There is increasing evidence that the supply of trucks available to move freight is outpacing demand, based on a flurry of recently released reports – but it’s also helping push freight rates higher. What's behind the capacity crunch?

Randy Guillot says truckers need more choice in intermodal chassis. Photo: Triple G Express


Q&A: Triple G Express' Randy Guillot on Intermodal Chassis and Trucker Choice

Randy Guillot, president of Triple G Express and Southeastern Motor Freight, recently gave us his take on how a growing lack of choice and competition in the chassis pool environment is impacting intermodal motor carriers.

Atlanta's Spaghetti Junction topped ATRI's list of the worst truck bottlenecks for the third year in a row. Image via ATRI.


Congestion Worsened at ATRI's Top Trucking Bottlenecks Locations

Overall truck speeds worsened at the top five bottlenecks on ATRI's list with peak speeds falling by an average of 6% at these locations.

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from previous year over the last 24 months. Graphic: U.S. DOT


U.S.-NAFTA Freight Value Posts 13th Straight Monthly Gain

An increase in the price of crude oil is largely responsible for another jump in the value of freight moved between the U.S. and its two North American Free Trade Agreement partners, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

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