freight capacity


Editorial: The Ceiling on a Hot Freight Market

As the U.S. economy and truck tonnage continue to power forward, trucking companies are enjoying the benefits of a hot freight market where their services are in high demand. At the same time, tight hauling capacity is making it tougher for shippers to find the trucks needed to transport their goods.

Transport Topics
April 26, 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

Tight Capacity, ELD Mandate Send 3PL Rates Higher

C.H. Robinson Worldwide employees C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

The new year is bringing good news to third-party logistics firms as tight capacity sends the rates they charge shippers higher and their spot market business flourishes.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
December 27, 2017
Business, Logistics, Opinion

Opinion: The 2017 Capacity Crisis: Past Lessons, Current Advice

Jeff Tucker, CEO of Tucker Company Worldwide, reviews lessons learned and offers current advice relative to the capacity crunch of 2017.

Jeff Tucker | CEO, Tucker Company Worldwide
November 3, 2017

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

Truck Freight Capacity Dips in June

Truck freight capacity dipped in June, reflecting a relatively weak freight environment, according to the FTR Associates’ Shippers Conditions Index.

Transport Topics
August 20, 2013