Month: November 2017

This will be the best peak season for carriers in years

This will be the best peak season for carriers in years November 23, 2017 Matt Wimberly, freight markets reporter   By looking at the technical indicators in the freight market, retailers are expected to do exceptionally well this season. With one of the best labor markets since post-World War II, increasing […]

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Microlise studies big data in urban delivery environment

UK-based fleet management solutions company Microlise told attendees at the recently concluded Freight in the City 2017 conference how big data can boost productivity for truck drivers and operators alike with an emphasis on safety. This was a conclusion that the company shared after a trial project that accumulated seven billion miles […]

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Today’s Pickup: OOIDA requests ELD delay for small trucking companies

Today’s Pickup: OOIDA requests ELD delay for small trucking companies November 22, 2017 Brian Straight+ Good day, Following on the heels of a 90-day waiver from the ELD rule for agriculture haulers, and several other exemptions granted by FMCSA in recent months, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has submitted a […]

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Truck Drivers List Top 10 Peeves in the Industry

A federal mandate requiring the use of tracking equipment, known as electronic logging devices, and a lack of parking are among the top complaints truck drivers have about their industry. Other top peeves include figuring out how to adhere to federal hours-of-service regulations that dictate driving time, the challenge of […]

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October Freight Volume, Rates, Trailer Orders Show Trucking Industry’s Strength

CLARISSA HAWES  NOVEMBER 16, 2017  EDITOR’S PICKS, FINANCIAL, FREIGHT Trucks on I-285 East drive past construction for express lanes. (Photo: Brian Hadden/Trucks.com) Trucking is on the upswing, according to a new report from an industry research firm. ACT Research said two measures of the industry’s overall health have rapidly improved. The firm’s […]

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J.B. Hunt Opens Logistics Sales Offices in Alabama, Texas

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. has opened sales offices in Mobile, Ala., and Texarkana, Texas, which will house staff working in the Integrated Capacity Solutions division. Known for its truckload business, J.B. Hunt also ranks No. 2 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies in […]

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