Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Coming Oct. 8: Future of Freight and Supply Chain Symposium

Future of Freight symposium logo

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Sam Graves are among the guests who will be featured in an Oct. 8 virtual symposium, "The Future of Freight and Supply Chain Management." Learn more and reserve your seat now.

September 23, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Regional Planners Should Weigh Local, Logistical Needs, Experts Say

Trucks in a line Getty Images

Regional planners should balance the interests of freight haulers and local residents as they consider transportation needs, according to experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2020

Trucking Volume Linked to Future Spending Trends, Experts Say

Trucks in traffic Continued purchases of medical supplies, food and beverages will bolster the refrigerated market, according to ACT Research. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Where and how consumers and businesses are spending money now, and how those habits might shift in the near future, will shape how the economy — and the trucking industry — will manage through the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, experts said.

Jerry Hirsch | Contributing Writer
April 6, 2020
Business, Logistics

XPO Reports Mixed 3Q Earnings

XPO Logistics tractor-trailer XPO Logistics' revenue will fall as much as 4% this year, down from the previous forecast that the decline wouldn't exceed 1%. (XPO Logistics)

Global freight transportation and logistics provider XPO Logistics reported mixed financial results for the third quarter on Oct. 28.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 28, 2019
Government, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

Cities Need ‘Sophisticated Urban Freight Policies,’ Report Says

Crowded New York City street A traffic jam in New York City. The report said city officials will need to rethink urban freight policies to accommodate the changing transportation landscape. (U.S. DOT)

Officials aiming to facilitate the flow of freight amid advancements in autonomous vehicle technologies need policies designed to reduce the frequency of freight trips while enhancing safety, a new report by the National Association of City Transportation Officials concluded.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 10, 2019

ATA Freight Forecast Predicts 25.6% Growth by 2030

ATA Freight forecast projects growth. Trucks on the road. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Freight tonnage is projected to increase 25.6% by 2030 according to American Trucking Associations’ Freight Transportation Forecast: 2019 to 2030.

August 21, 2019
Business, Editorial, Top 100

2019 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics RoadOne IntermodaLogistics debuted on the Top 100 this year, tied at No. 86. (RoadOne IntermodaLogistics)

The strongest economy in decades drove big gains in 2018 for most, but not all, of the largest freight carriers in North America. Check out our 2019 Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Spot Rates for Vans, Reefers Slip in April

Reefer truck on highway On a year-over-year basis, reefer volume slipped 2.9%. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

April saw strong volumes and abundant capacity in spot market truckload freight, according to DAT Solutions’ monthly report.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2019
Government, Business, Editorial

Editorial: Glad Tidings Abound for Trucking

Trucking industry shareholders will remember 2018 fondly. The prospects for next year are pretty bright, too.

December 20, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Freelancer Acquires Channel 40, Launches New Freight Marketplace

Freelancer, a jobs and crowdsourcing marketplace, has acquired Channel 40, an enterprise marketplace that connects freight owners with transport operators. Freelancer also has launched, a global marketplace for freight, shipping and transportation.

November 20, 2018