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Road signs point to price hikes ahead for US shippers

The percentage increase in shipper spending on trucking services was greater than the increase in volumes shipped. The freight-generating parts of US economy gained speed this summer, during a typically soft period for freight demand, pushing up shipment volumes and spot truck and intermodal rates. The atypically robust start to the...

MacroPoint deal accelerates drive for freight visibilty

The drive toward greater shipment-level supply-chain visibility accelerated Tuesday when Descartes, a global logistics and trade software firm, acquired MacroPoint, a company taking asset tracking to a more “micro” level. MacroPoint, which says it already tracks more than 2 million assets for shippers, carriers and brokers, will gain even greater...

TPG Capital to buy Transplace, extending supply-chain reach

  A global equity firm’s plan to add Transplace to its supply-chain portfolio is the latest example of how rapidly evolving shipper expectations and demands are drawing investment to logistics and accelerating the development of supply-chain technology demanded by customers. TPG Capital said Monday it would acquire Transplace, a $1.6 billion company...

XPO poised for acquisitions as revenue, profits rise

E-commerce continues to drive gains at XPO Logistics on both sides of the Atlantic. Strong organic growth in second-quarter revenue and profit put XPO Logistics in a good position to begin acquiring companies again after a two-year break from acquisitions and mergers. The $14.6 billion logistics and transportation operator increased total...

XPO poised for acquisitions as revenue, profits rise

Strong organic growth in second-quarter revenue and profit put XPO Logistics in a good position to begin acquiring companies again after a two-year break from acquisitions and mergers. The $14.6 billion logistics and transportation operator increased total revenue 2.2 percent in the quarter to $3.76 billion, while net profit rose...

Demand tightens US truck capacity ahead of ELDs

Truck capacity is tigthening sooner than some expected. Trucking capacity is not waiting for the electronic logging mandate this December to contract: it is tightening now. US freight demand surged in the second quarter and caught up with truck supply, consuming capacity and pushing up rates on the truckload spot market....

Demand tightens US truck capacity ahead of ELDs

Truck capacity is tigthening sooner than some expected. Trucking capacity isn’t waiting for the electronic logging mandate this December to contract: It’s tightening now. US freight demand surged in the second quarter and caught up with truck supply, consuming capacity and pushing up rates on the truckload spot market. The likely...

Rising rates squeeze C.H. Robinson despite freight surge

A surge in truckload pricing cut into second-quarter profits at C.H. Robinson Worldwide, despite a wave of fresh revenue from its ocean and air freight forwarding businesses. Higher spot truckload pricing and tighter spot and contract capacity constricted the $13.1 billion logistics company’s net revenue and sent net profit down 22.4...

Rising rates squeeze C.H. Robinson, despite freight surge

A surge in truckload pricing cut into second-quarter profits at C.H. Robinson Worldwide, despite a wave of fresh revenue from its ocean and air freight forwarding businesses. Higher spot truckload pricing and tighter spot and contract capacity constricted the $13.1 billion logistics company’s net revenue and sent net profit down 22.4...

Higher US freight demand bolsters XPO Logistics revenue

E-commerce growth has lifted the fortunes and volumes of XPO Logistics and other third-party logistics providers. Riding a surge in US freight demand, XPO Logistics expects year over year organic revenue growth of 7 to 7.9 percent in the second quarter, with total revenue nearing $3.8 billion. That would be a 6...

Higher US freight demand bolsters XPO Logistics revenue

E-commerce growth has lifted the fortunes and volumes of XPO Logistics and other third-party logistics providers. Riding a surge in US freight demand, XPO Logistics expects year over year organic revenue growth of 7 to 7.9 percent in the second quarter, with total revenue nearing $3.8 billion. That would be a 6...

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...

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...

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