Opinion: The Quest for Universal Freight Visibility

Asset tracking has always answered the question: “Where’s my truck?” It still does, of course, but some cloud-based, third-party software providers now merge widely scattered tracking resources to provide unparalleled visibility for shippers, brokers, carriers and third-party logistics companies, or 3PLs.

Mathew Elenjickal | CEO, FourKites Inc.
July 6, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Georgetown Rail Colloquium Highlights Health of Rail, Ongoing Viability of Trucking

Several speakers at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business' "The Economics and Regulation of the Freight Rail Industry" colloquium addressed various aspects of railroad and other transportation industries June 16.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 16, 2017

TransWay Adds Next Generation Freightliner to Fleet


TransWay Inc., a trucking company based in Holland, Mich., added the "next generation, super semi-truck" to its fleet May 8.

Austin Metz | Holland (Mich) Sentinel
May 8, 2017

Two Freight Forwarding Firms Join Forces to Form NorthPoint Forwarding

Kansas City-based NorthPoint Development has launched NorthPoint Forwarding, a freight-forwarding affiliate.

Diane Stafford | The Kansas City Star
April 21, 2017

Old Dominion to be Official Freight Carrier for Major League Baseball

Old Dominion Freight Line has hit a homerun with its recent announcement that the Thomasville, N.C.-based company will be the official freight carrier for Major League Baseball.

Sharon Myers | The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.)
April 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Tech Startups Beat Uber to Freight Market, Connect Drivers With Loads Via Mobile Apps


Uber entered the freight world last year, launching speculation and arguments on whether the tech company could strike a second time and do to shipping what it did to passenger transportation — and if so, which segment of freight would have to endure the type of disruption experienced by the taxi industry.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
April 10, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

NHTSA Upgrades Investigation Into Freightliner Cascadia Wiper Motor Failures


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has upgraded an ongoing preliminary investigation into windshield wiper motor failures on a potential 193,000 2015-16 Freightliner Cascadias.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
April 7, 2017

Pilot Freight Services Achieves Record Revenue, Shipments in 2016

Pilot Freight Services

Privately held logistics provider Pilot Freight Services announced it closed 2016 with record annual revenue of $591 million, up 4.5% from $565 million in the 2015 period.

February 14, 2017

Class 8 Orders Surge 22%

North American Class 8 orders in January surged 22% year-over-year, besting analysts’ expectations to post the highest total in 13 months.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
February 13, 2017

Transport ‘Lockbox’ Advocates Say Success Requires Simplicity

Advocates who helped transportation lockboxes receive approvals from voters in Maryland, Illinois and New Jersey in 2014 and 2016 said that keeping the proposals simple is critical to their success at the polls.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 13, 2017