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May - 2022 -
17 May

The ‘ingenious strategy’ behind most truckers’ least favorite week of the year: International Roadcheck

Inspection blitzes frustrate truck drivers. But economists found that the International Roadcheck Week boosts overall road safety.

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12 May

Why the Northeast is quietly running out of diesel

Diesel inventories on the East Coast are at record lows. Truckers are spooked by the vanishing stocks and soaring rates.

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Dec - 2021 -
13 December

Exclusive: Central Freight Lines to shut down after 96 years

A source familiar with the 96-year-old company said he is unsure whether CFL will file Chapter 7 or “liquidate outside of bankruptcy,” but that the LTL carrier has no plans to reorganize.

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Aug - 2021 -
12 August

Warehouse cramming is about to begin — Freightonomics

On this episode of Freightonomics, Zach Strickland and Anthony Smith talk about the need to cram for warehouse space with Zac Rogers from Colorado State University.

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Jun - 2021 -
27 June

Seasonality pushing rejections and rates higher ahead of the Fourth

This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 75 (Carriers) Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 70 (Carriers)  Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 70 (Carriers) The DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index uses the analytics and data in FreightWaves SONAR to analyze the market and estimate the negotiating power for […]

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May - 2021 -
27 May

Project44 acquires ClearMetal to strengthen predictive tools

“Their team construct is fundamentally different. When you look at their data science, machine learning and computer science background, they are best in class.”

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Dec - 2022 -
04 December

Borderlands: Mexico proposes to modify truck drivers hours-of-service rule

This week in Borderlands: Mexico proposes to modify its truck driver hours-of-service rule; two logistics providers expand operations into New Mexico; an auto parts supplier expands in Mexico, creating 600 jobs; and $8.3 million worth of meth was seized from a truck at the Laredo port of entry.

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03 December

Fuel price spread favors large fleets

Fuel costs are a huge cost component of operating a trucking business. Small operators are at a significant disadvantage in the current market thanks not only to declining demand but fuel price volatility.

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FedEx contractor arrested after body of 7-year-old Texas girl found

A FedEx Ground driver has been arrested and is facing capital murder and aggravated kidnapping charges after the body of 7-year-old Athena Strand was found Friday evening less than 10 miles from her home in Paradise, Texas.

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The Log Book: J.B. Hunt gives $55k back to classrooms

This week: J.B. Hunt donates money and supplies to over 55 classrooms across the U.S. Drivers for Mack Trucks take to social media with animal selfies for a good cause and Love’s donates to a child advocacy group that helps foster care children.

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02 December

Los puestos de trabajo en el transporte por camión se mueven poco en noviembre, pero la tendencia sigue siendo al alza 

Las bodegas registran un gran descenso en una medida y un aumento en otra; los datos sobre camiones de septiembre se revisan significativamente al alza

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XPO pulls divestiture of European transportation unit

XPO announced it will retain its European business as capital markets abroad have weakened.

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Container shipping rates still sinking, no sign yet of market floor

Spot shipping rates continue their historic slide, putting even more pressure on container lines’ contract business.

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Navistar recalls more than 31,000 trucks for suspect fasteners

Navistar is recalling more than 31,000 vehicles across 12 product lines because fasteners may break due to inadequate heat treating.

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NASA’s SWOT, Tesla Semi takes Pepsi plunge and upside-down fleet safety – WTT

NASA lands on WTT to talk about their SWOT machine; Tesla Semi delivered to Pepsi; Fleet sustainability and more

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Expedited carrier utilizes factoring partner to ensure drivers remain top priority

On a practical level, being dedicated to drivers includes making sure they bring home reliable, predictable paychecks. C5 Expedite has partnered with OTR Solutions to pay drivers on a weekly basis.

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