Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Nation’s Ports Seek Billions in Multimodal Funding to Stay Competitive

Port of Oakland Container ships unload their cargo at the Port of Oakland, Calif. (Ken James/Bloomberg News)

The American Association of Port Authorities believes that in order for America’s ports to remain efficient and competitive during the next decade, more than $20 billion will be needed specifically to improve multimodal and rail access.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
May 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Opinion

Opinion: Four Reasons Why Freight Visibility Should Be a Top Focus

Despite the immediate benefits to the supply chain, there is still a lack of knowledge about the competitive advantages of real-time freight visibility. As the supply chain becomes exponentially more complicated, the importance of freight visibility increases due to its ability to provide real-time insight into the location and status of freight.

Dan Cicerchi | Vice President, Commercial Operations, Descartes MacroPoint
April 9, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

The Future of Freight: What's Your Vision?

future of freight Getty Images

How will technology and innovation change the way freight is transported? Tell us what you think the future will be like and we could feature your ideas in an upcoming edition of Transport Topics.

Transport Topics
April 2, 2018

ATRI Report Offers Guidelines for Freight Plans

The American Transportation Research Institute released a report outlining the best practices for freight planning at the state level Feb. 27.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Old Dominion Freight Line Helps MLB Teams Move

Old Dominion Freight Line

Continuing its partnership with the league and MLB teams across the country, Old Dominion Freight Line, along with fans and players, celebrated the beginning of a new season during the traditional spring training send-off known as Moving Day, according to a release.

The Dispatch | Lexington, N.C.
February 7, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics

Sequoia Capital Leads Group Pumping in Cash to Startup Next Trucking

Next Trucking has received $21 million in a round of financing led by Sequoia Capital, the freight marketplace startup announced Jan. 30.

Transport Topics
January 30, 2018

Spending on Trucking Services Soars in Fourth Quarter

Trucks on a Virginia highway Tom Saunders

Spending on trucking services advanced by their highest rate this decade in the fourth quarter of 2017, spurred by demand and tight capacity, according to the U.S. Bank Freight Payments Index, a quarterly measure of quantitative changes in freight shipment and spending activity tracked on a national and regional level.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 25, 2018

Fleets Seek Drivers as Turnover Rate Hits 95%

Truck driver on Interstate 90 Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune via TCA

Driver turnover at large truckload fleets rose 5% in the third quarter to a 95% annualized rate, the highest churn since the end of 2015, according to American Trucking Associations.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 6: Tax Reform Cometh

President Donald Trump White House via YouTube

The leader of a group representing a large portion of the trucking industry is urging lawmakers to advance a tax reform bill the Republican-led tax-writing House Ways and Means committee will consider for most of this week.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017
Business, TCA

Illinois County Freight Plan Balances Growth, Livability, Officials Say

By its very title, the Will County, Ill., Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan sounds like an “oxymoron,” but the 238-page document does attempt to balance the needs of economic development with residents’ quality of life, officials said.

Susan DeMar Lafferty | The Daily Southtown (Tinley Park, Ill.)
September 18, 2017