Business, Autonomous

E-Logging Mandate Will Tighten Capacity, Prompt More Shipper-Fleet Cooperation

Linda Quackenboss/Linda Q Photography

LAS VEGAS — Shippers that capitalize on today’s looser capacity environment by insisting on rate reductions instead of maintaining long-term carrier relationships can expect difficulty finding trucks when electronic logging devices become mandatory late next year, industry experts said.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 14, 2016
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Automate Your Dock for Big ROI

Not much has changed since the 1970s when, as a young technology marketer, I stood on the docks of countless trucking companies for hours, sometimes days, clipboard in hand, trying to measure the time and efficiency of dock management. Armed with data laboriously collected, I would confront trucking executives with the evidence that I thought would persuade them to invest in the latest technology of the day to automate wherever they could.

March 14, 2016
Business, Government

Meal, Rest Break Measure Not Included in Senate Panel's Aviation Reform Bill

John Sommers II for TT

WASHINGTON — A trucking-related provision hotly debated in the House has not been included in an aviation reform bill a Senate panel will take up March 16.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 14, 2016
Business, Government, Safety

FMCSA Revises Process to Speed Up Investigations of High­-Risk Carriers

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has revamped its carrier prioritization process to enable safety investigators to take more immediate action against carriers with the highest crash risk.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 14, 2016

New Lease Accounting Procedures Require Fleet Review, Experts Say

Ryder System

Long-awaited nationwide lease accounting standards will require fleets to take a close look at their accounting procedures to assess how the changes affect their financial decisions, industry experts said.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
March 14, 2016

Truckload Fleets Shifting Driver Pay to Emphasize Performance

Truckload fleets increasingly are tying pay increases to driver performance, instead of giving across-the-board raises, according to industry experts and carrier executives.

March 4, 2013

Fleets Move College Football Gear for Pride’s Sake, Executives Say

C.R. England Inc.

Although transporting college football equipment from one venue to another can be an expensive undertaking, several trucking company executives said they are willing to write off the costs because they receive something much more valuable: a sense of company and family pride in performing what amounts to community service for higher-education institutions.

April 9, 2012
Editorial, Business

The Top 100 For-Hire Fleets

This issue of Transport Topics includes our extremely popular Top 100 ranking of the largest for-hire motor carriers in the United States and Canada.

July 18, 2011

Shippers Expanding In-House Fleets on Growing Demand, NPTC Says

The head of the National Private Truck Council said shippers are beginning to expand and upgrade their in-house fleets in response to improved business conditions and in anticipation of possible shortages of freight-hauling capacity and higher fuel costs in the year ahead.

April 11, 2011

Obama Seeks More Funds for Clean-Fuel Fleets

President Barack Obama’s call last week for U.S. companies to add more alternative-fuel vehicles to their fleets did not provide more money for new trucks, but he is seeking funds to aid fleets’ purchases, Bloomberg reported Friday.

April 8, 2011