Tight Capacity, ELD Mandate Send 3PL Rates Higher

C.H. Robinson Worldwide employees C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

The new year is bringing good news to third-party logistics firms as tight capacity sends the rates they charge shippers higher and their spot market business flourishes.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2017

US Ocean Imports Set to Grow Amid Glut in Container Capacity

Tim Rue/Bloomberg News

While Asian-U.S. imports and exports are due to rise in 2017, an overcapacity of containerships will continue to create problems for the ocean freight industry this year.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2017
Business, Technology

Replay: LiveOnWeb Focus on 2015 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers, Capacity Issue

Bob Costello, Dan Bearth, Jeff Mason

Watch the replay of our July 15 LiveOnWeb program dedicated to an analysis of the 2015 Transport Topics Top 100 For-Hire Carriers rankings and a discussion of capacity issues.

Transport Topics
July 15, 2015
Business, Safety

2015 Preview: Freight Haulers to Remain Busy, But So Will Federal Regulators

The year ahead promises to be busy, with freight carriers poised for another 12 months of strong demand for shipping capacity and federal regulators continuing to push proposals aimed at making truck transportation safer and more fuel-efficient.

January 5, 2015

Excess Truckload Freight Spilling Into LTL

Tight truckload capacity is driving up rates and boosting business for less-than-truckload carriers, with demand from shippers providing a lift that positions trucking for continued growth, industry analysts said.

November 17, 2014

Truck Freight Capacity Dips in June

Truck freight capacity dipped in June, reflecting a relatively weak freight environment, according to the FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index.

Transport Topics
August 20, 2013

Two-Thirds of Carriers Expect to Boost Capacity, Survey Says

About two-thirds of motor carriers surveyed plan to increase capacity in the next 12 months, according to a second-quarter survey of trucking companies by Transport Capital Partners.

Transport Topics
July 29, 2013

Survey Finds Carriers Expect Capacity to Increase

About two-thirds of motor carriers surveyed plan to increase capacity in the next 12 months, up from 51% last quarter, a study from Transport Capital Partners said.

Transport Topics
March 20, 2013

Engine Casting Capacity Shrank In Recession, Foundries Say

While heavy-duty truck makers said last week that they do not share Navistar International’s assessment that engine castings are in short supply, foundry executives said the recession eliminated industry capacity and problems could become more noticeable if demand for metal parts continues to rise.

January 9, 2012

Nation’s Freight May Push Capacity Limits, Helping Boost Carrier Profits, Experts Say

Even as expectations for the nation’s economic growth remain subdued, trucking may be on the cusp of one of its most profitable rides ever as freight demand in 2012 pushes against the limits of industry capacity, according to industry experts.

January 2, 2012