U.S. trucking companies are coming off a year of improved sales growth and profitability, according to data from Sageworks, a financial information company. And some industry experts believe 2018 could mark the start of several years of strong results, based on tight capacity and improving demand.
Shipper demands, customer expectations, and 3PL capabilities increase, pushing supply chain to the forefront, according to the 2018 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study.
An ongoing pricing surge remains intact for both truckload and intermodal activity, according to the most recent editions of the Truckload Linehaul Index and Intermodal Index from Cass Information Systems and Broughton Capital.
This year’s Railroad Day on Capitol Hill — held last week in Washington, D.C. — attracted a record attendance of nearly 700 rail industry representatives, the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) announced yesterday.
Hub Group, Inc., a multi-modal transportation solutions provider, announced that it has been named a Top 100 Trucker for 2017, an honor it has received for the past 20 years.
The Midwest Association of Rail Shippers (MARS) last week announced its newly elected slate of 2018 officers.Source →
Spot market truckload freight rates continued moving lower for the week ending Feb. 10, according to load board operator DAT Solutions, despite a slight increase in available freight and a drop in truck capacity.Source →
It was a sunny mid-December day as academics, railroaders and data scientists filed into a basement theater on the University of Delaware’s campus. The group — nearly 200 people in all — assembled for the university’s fourth annual “Big Data in Railroad Maintenance Planning” conference in Newark, Delaware.Source →
Building a cognitive system is not just about the software or tools in place, but also about the decisions made along the way.Source →
While spot market van rates have been in a slow decline for about seven weeks now, there are signs they could start to rebound soon.Source →
Learn more about what’s influencing your truckload, less-than-truckload, and Intermodal surface transportation strategies in 2018 and how to overcome the challenges.Source →