Business, Equipment

Put Your Idling and Battery Woes on the Backburner

Xantrex by Mission Critical Electronics

Having reliable power as a long-haul truck driver is crucial while parked during downtime and relying on standard batteries and APUs can be inconvenient to provide power to hotel loads for long periods of time. Learn how to power hotel loads inside the cab, even when the engine is turned off. 

April 1, 2022

Opinion: Taking Aim at Deadhead Miles With Technology

A recent survey of heavy-haul truckers determined the three factors that would have the biggest impact on their business were receiving a higher rate per mile, getting paid faster and spending less time finding their next load.

Matthew Kropp | CEO, FR8Star.com
July 10, 2018

TL Profits Mostly Down

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Truckload companies continue to struggle in the first quarter, with executives in the industry assigning blame to continued excess capacity, bad weather and a weak used-truck market.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
May 1, 2017

Truckload Profits Lackluster as Quarterly Reports Begin

Marten Transport Ltd. posted a slight increase in quarterly profits, among the few major truckload carriers recently reporting results to record a gain as the earnings season gets underway.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Special Coverage, Business

LoadExpress Launches Freight Auction Marketplace

Liu by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — LoadExpress Inc. launched its freight auction and matching marketplace here at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 24, 2017

Truckload Chiefs Hold Out Hope for Business Upswing This Year

Ari Ashe/Transport Topics

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — Truckload carriers struck an optimistic tone that a turnaround in the freight industry will occur in the second half of this year.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 20, 2017

Truckload Profits Beat Estimates From Analysts in Quarter

TT File Photo

Truckload companies posted quarterly results that outperformed the negative predictions from industry analysts, although profits were lower for some.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2017
Government, Business

Megaload Rule Change Finds Backing of Idaho Senate Transportation Committee


The Idaho Transportation Department received legislative approval Jan. 31 for a rule change that lays the foundation for a statewide permitting system for oversize trucks.

William L. Spence | Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune
February 1, 2017
Government, Business

Idaho Proposes Megaload Shipment Rules; Foes Call Foul


Megaload opponents are finding no reassurance in rules the Idaho Transportation Department has proposed to regulate the movement of the vehicles along a remote section of U.S. Highway 12.

Elaine Williams | Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune
November 15, 2016

DAT Solutions, Getloaded to Merge Into One Load Board

DAT Solutions and Getloaded will merge their two databases and launch one unified load board before the end of the year, the two companies announced Oct. 13.

October 14, 2016