Fleets, Shippers Battle on Rates While US Economy Downshifts

John Sommers II for TT

MIAMI — The softening U.S. economy is putting pressure on cost-conscious shippers to hold the line on freight rates this year, setting the stage for a tough battle with carriers seeking further rate increases to cover their own rising costs, such as driver pay.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
February 15, 2016

Carriers Cautious on Freight Market

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

MIAMI — Privately held trucking companies are approaching today’s freight market with a healthy dose of caution, prompted by factors such as high inventories and weaker exports, according to top carrier officials addressing an investor conference.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
February 15, 2016

This Shrink-Wrapped Freight Locomotive Is on Its Way to Africa

A shipment of six sustainable locomotives set sail last weekend on a 6,000-mile ocean voyage to Africa, where they will soon be in operation as freight locomotives.

October 8, 2015

Freightliner Road Tests ‘Inspiration’ to Demonstrate Autonomous Assistance

LAS VEGAS — Freightliner Trucks road-tested its autonomous Inspiration truck for a second time here Sept. 15, demonstrating its ease of use and what the technology can do to improve highway safety, particularly as an aid for drivers.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
September 21, 2015
Business, Technology

The LTL Freight Management Evolution: Live Connections Change Everything

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September 3, 2015

Freight Volumes Projected to Grow 29% Through 2026, ATA Report Says

Freight volumes are projected to increase by nearly 29% over the next 11 years, according to a report released by American Trucking Associations on July 27.

Josh Janney | Special to Transport Topics
July 27, 2015
Business, Fuel

Agility, Freightliner Trucks Set Seven-Year Agreement

Agility Fuel Systems

Agility Fuel Systems has reached a seven-year agreement under which it will be the sole provider of natural-gas fuel systems for Freightliner Trucks.

Michael G. Malloy | Web Editor
June 15, 2015

Pilot Freight Adds Service to Retailers

Pilot Freight Services has begun offering logistics services to retailers to support activities such as new store openings, remodeling and seasonal displays.

June 15, 2015

Freightliner, Ryder Supply CNG Units to Several Fleets

Freightliner Trucks

Ryder System Inc. and Freightliner Trucks said they have supplied new compressed natural gas-fueled trucks to several companies and fleets.

May 21, 2015

Video: Freightliner’s ‘Inspiration’ for Autonomous Driving

TT's Neil Abt, DTNA's Martin Daum via YouTube

LAS VEGAS — Freightliner Trucks made the largest splash yet in the development of autonomous-driving trucks, receiving the world’s first license to operate on public highways. Watch TT's exclusive interview with Daimler Trucks North America's Martin Daum.

May 11, 2015