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Overhaul recommended for major US truck safety program

Truckers have taken issue with the Compliance, Safety, Accountability initiative since its inception. A controversial program designed to identify unsafe US trucking companies and rate carriers by safety is “conceptually sound” but requires significant changes, the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) said Tuesday. The NAS suggests federal regulators...

Volatility drives up US dedicated trucking demand

A focus on dedicated services has proved beneficial for some trucking companies, including Werner Enterprises. WASHINGTON, DC — US shippers increasingly use their money to secure long-term capacity, shifting spending from “one-way” trucking to dedicated carriage as the outlook for freight demand, truck capacity, and logistics pricing in 2017 and 2018 remains...

Volatility drives up US dedicated trucking demand

WASHINGTON, DC -- US shippers increasingly use their money to secure long-term capacity, shifting spending from “one-way” trucking to dedicated carriage as the outlook for freight demand, truck capacity and logistics pricing in 2017 and 2018 remains uncertain. Dedicated trucking “is a bright spot” in a rather murky and uncertain transportation...

US Supreme Court jump-starts ELD countdown

The US Supreme Court was the last possible off ramp for truckers opposed to a mandate to electronically track driver hours. The clock is ticking louder for truckers and shippers now that the US Supreme Court has rejected a petition to overturn a rule requiring truck drivers to use electronic logging...

US Supreme Court jump-starts ELD countdown

The US Supreme Court was the last possible off ramp for truckers opposed to a mandate to electronically track driver hours. The clock is ticking louder for truckers and shippers now that the US Supreme Court has rejected a petition to overturn a rule requiring truck drivers to use electronic logging...

Visibility means more than shipment tracking

When it comes to supply chain visibility, are we looking at the right things? There’s a great deal of talk about visibility these days, especially when discussing the need to get a clearer view of where shipments, inventory, and product are in supply chains. But perhaps tracking a shipment or container or...

Visibility Means More than Shipment Tracking

When it comes to supply chain visibility, are we looking at the right things? There’s a great deal of talk about visibility these days, especially when discussing the need to get a clearer view of where shipments, inventory, and product are in supply chains. But perhaps tracking a shipment or container or...

Tension rises among US truckers, shippers over electronic logs

Larger trucking companies are broadly in favor of the electronic logging device mandate, but owner operators are generally opposed to the regulation. The deadline for compliance with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is now less than eight months away, and trucking operators, logistics companies, and shippers are getting nervous. Many...

Tension rises among US carriers, shippers over electronic logs

The deadline for compliance with the electronic logging mandate is now less than eight months away, and trucking operators, logistics companies and shippers are getting nervous. Many independent truckers and small motor carriers appear to be waiting for final word from the US Supreme Court on whether it will hear...

Uber Freight wants drivers, not driverless trucks

Industry observers were surprised to learn Uber Freight was not launched concurrently with a fleet of autonomous trucks. Uber Freight launched Thursday without a component many in the transportation industry expected to see: autonomous trucks. Although autonomous vehicles have been much in the news since Uber’s $680 million acquisition of Ottomotto last...

Uber Freight wants drivers, not driverless trucks

Industry observers were surprised to learn Uber Freight was not launched concurrently with a fleet of autonomous trucks. Uber Freight launched Thursday without a component many in the transportation industry expected to see: autonomous trucks. Although autonomous vehicles have been much in the news since Uber’s $680 million acquisition of Ottomotto last...

Uber Freight aims to deliver untapped capacity

Uber Freight, the most talked-about truck brokerage in history even before it opened its doors, is finally up and running, connecting US shippers, trucking companies, and independent drivers through a mobile app not unlike Uber’s ride-share app, but not identical either. With dozens of start-up technology companies claiming the “Uber for...

Uber Freight aims to deliver untapped capacity

Uber Freight, the most talked-about truck brokerage in history even before it opened its doors, is finally up and running, connecting US shippers, trucking companies and independent drivers through a mobile app not unlike Uber’s ride-share app, but not quite the same either. With dozens of start-up technology companies claiming the...

At Schneider, last-mile acquisitions fuel growth

Schneider National's efforts to shore up its e-commerce operations provided growth in a lackluster first quarter. Schneider National’s first quarterly earnings report as a public company underscored the importance of acquisitions as a route to growth in a soft trucking market. The purchase of Watkins & Shepard and Lodeso last year gave...

At Schneider, last-mile acquisitions fuel growth

Schneider National's efforts to shore up its e-commerce operations provided growth in a lackluster first quarter. Schneider National’s first quarterly earnings report as a public company underscored the importance of acquisitions as a route to growth in a soft trucking market. The purchase of Watkins & Shepard and Lodeso last year gave...

XPO Logistics doubles last-mile footprint in Chicago

XPO Logistics is doubling its last-mile logistics distribution space in Chicago as demand for bulkier items surges among online shoppers. The logistics and transportation company expanded its last-mile “market delivery center” in Bolingbrook, Illinois, from 50,000 to 100,000 square feet, Charles Hitt, president of XPO’s last-mile business unit, said Thursday. “Volumes...

XPO Logistics doubles last-mile footprint in Chicago

XPO Logistics is doubling its last-mile logistics distribution space in Chicago as demand for bulkier items surges among online shoppers. The logistics and transportation company expanded its last-mile “market delivery center” in Bolingbrook, Illinois, from 50,000 to 100,000 square feet, Charles Hitt, president of XPO’s last-mile business unit, said Thursday. “Volumes...

XPO sees big bump in new logistics, intermodal business

A greater need for automation in the supply chain has helped fuel growth at XPO Logistics. Transportation markets worldwide may be “lukewarm,” but contract logistics “is hot,” XPO Logistics chairman and CEO Bradley S. Jacobs said Thursday. Increased demand for contract logistics and e-commerce-linked last-mile delivery services powered first-quarter expansion at...

XPO sees big bump in new logistics, intermodal business

A greater need for automation in the supply chain has helped fuel growth at XPO Logistics. Transportation markets worldwide may be “lukewarm,” but contract logistics “is hot,” XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Bradley S. Jacobs said Thursday. Increased demand for contract logistics and e-commerce-linked last-mile delivery services powered first-quarter expansion at...

Roadrunner gets $540 million infusion, new leadership

Roadrunner Transportation Systems is the 15th largest US trucking company. A private investment firm injected $540 million into Roadrunner Transportation Systems, helping the trucking operator to pay down debt and providing capital to keep Roadrunner running. Elliott Management, which previously held about 8.6 percent of Roadrunner’s stock, made a redeemable preferred stock...

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