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

Cargo Boom Drives Carl Icahn’s $1.34 Billion Sale of American Railcar

Carl Icahn Carl Icahn of Icahn Enterprises. It is said his investment in American Railcar has generated a total return of 423%. (Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News)

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn agreed to sell American Railcar Industries Inc. for $1.34 billion, quintupling his investment as a freight boom spurs a rebound in demand for rail equipment.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
October 22, 2018
Government, Technology, Logistics

Lanehub Expands Shipment Matching Service for Backhauls

Lanehub technology Lanehub via YouTube

Lanehub, a collaborative transportation platform, has introduced Backhaul Assist to help shippers market excess freight-hauling capacity to other companies.

September 14, 2018
Technology, Logistics, Top 100, Perspective

Building a Case for True Collaboration

Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. Two truck drivers having a meeting using a tablet computer. (Getty Images)

Even in today’s technology advanced environment, matching freight with capacity, particu­larly in the spot market, remains a labor-­intensive process.

Noam Frankel | CEO of FreightFriend
August 20, 2018