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.

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 | Senior 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.

September 18, 2017
Government, Business

Kansas DOT Grants Help Ease Freight-Route Congestion

Certain cities in Kansas are using state Department of Transportation funding to reshape roads near distribution centers that draw freight congestion.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 30, 2017
Business, Logistics, TCA

Mack’s Second-Quarter Orders Surge 58%

Mack truck hood ornament Steve Byrne/Flickr

For the second consecutive quarter, Mack Trucks delivered fewer trucks than a year ago but received a surge in orders, as a result of an active construction segment and slowly improving freight environment in North America.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
July 19, 2017

ATA Forecasts 2.8% Freight Growth for 2017, 3.4% Rise Through 2023

FedEx Freight truck Vincent Desjardins/Flickr

American Trucking Associations predicts that freight volumes will grow 2.8% this year and then 3.4% per year through 2023,

Ari Ashe and Jonathan Reiskin | Staff Reporters
July 19, 2017