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Truckers protest against low freight rates outside the White House while heavily armed men surround the New Hampshire and Oregon capitols as anti-lockdown demonstrations continue

Truckers protest against low freight rates outside the White House while heavily armed men surround the New Hampshire and Oregon capitols as anti-lockdown demonstrations continue

A convoy of trucks descended on Washington DC for a second day Saturday to protest against low freight rates that truckers say are hammering the industry  Truckers parked along Constitutional Avenue where they blasted their horns together in a protest that could be heard all the way to the White House They warned that the […]

Trucking North America: in it for the long haul

Trucking North America in it for the long haul

With a changing model mix and the perennial problem of driver shortages, the US car hauling industry is battling challenges on multiple fronts. But companies are now investing in technology and capacity to future-proof their fleets The US car hauling market including new and used car shipments and excluding any rail movements was estimated to […]

Why trucking companies secretly hate rock-bottom fuel prices

For the trucking industry, which consumed 39 billion of diesel in the US in 2016, such a steep decline in a major cost center should be good news. Such savings are particularly important now as the coronavirus brings the steepest declines to trucking volumes seen since 2009. But one major sector of the trucking industry […]

Imported Vehicles to USA Parked at Sea Reveal Scope of US Auto Market Glut

Imported Vehicles to USA Parked at Sea Reveal Scope of US Auto Market Glut

The length of almost two football fields, cargo ship Jupiter Spirit arrived in Los Angeles’ harbor April 24 after an almost three-week journey from Japan, ready to unload its cargo of about 2,000 Nissan Armada SUVs, Rogue crossovers and Infiniti sedans in a quick, half-day operation. But when the ship, operated by Nissan Motor Co.’s […]

Department of Defense Awards Massive $7.2 Billion Contract to Single Company for PCS Moves

Department of Defense Awards Massive $7.2 Billion Contract to Single Company for PCS Moves

After extended debate and some controversy, U.S. Transportation Command has inked a massive $7.2 billion, three-year contract with a single company for the relocation of household goods in military permanent change of station moves. The contract is a major step forward in the Pentagon’s effort to outsource the military moves process — an effort that gained steam […]

TRAFFIC AND CONGESTION COVID-19 lets freight move more easily, study says

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A new study by Kirkland’s INRIX has found the COVID-19 pandemic has affected both personal and freight travel. Personal travel has been reduced by 46 percent nationwide, and freight truck travel is down 13 percent, according to INRIX, a company that analyzes transportation data. Freight-heavy corridors in urban areas have seem significant travel speed increases, allowing goods […]

Covid-19 Impact on Freight Brokerage Market Current Trends, Future Aspect Analysis 2020 to 2026

Covid-19 Impact on Freight Brokerage Market Current Trends, Future Aspect Analysis 2020 to 2026

The global Covid-19 Impact on Freight Brokerage Market, which is extensively assessed in the report contemplates the best need development angles and how they could affect the market over the figure residency under thought. The experts have taken careful endeavors to thoroughly evaluating every development factor of the Covid-19 Impact on Freight Brokerage market, other than […]

Tesla pushes Tesla Semi deliveries to 2021

Tesla  is pushing back plans to produce and deliver its all-electric Class 8 truck until 2021, the company said in its quarter earnings report Wednesday. The move puts the Tesla Semi two years behind the automaker’s previous target. “We are shifting our first Tesla Semi deliveries to 2021,” the company said without providing any more details. […]

Trucking Adjusts in Cities Hit Hardest by the Coronavirus

Trucking Adjusts in Cities Hit Hardest by the Coronavirus

Fleet operations have had to be nimble to navigate amid disruptions caused by the novel coronavirus, particularly in hard-hit cities such as New York, San Francisco, New Orleans and Detroit. Recent data from predictive analytics firm FourKites Inc. showed a drop in load volumes for consumer goods, food and packaging destined for those hard-hit areas […]

GM, Ford Credit Arms May Lose Billions on Used-Car Price Plunge

GM, Ford Credit Arms May Lose Billions on Used-Car Price Plunge

General Motors Co.’s and Ford Motor Co.’s finance arms likely face multibillion-dollar losses linked to the dramatic drop in used vehicle prices, JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts said. Manheim, North America’s largest auto-auction company, for the first time released a mid-month view of its closely watched used-vehicle value index last week, citing the level of […]

Houston police open criminal investigation into broker “theft of wages” following trucker protest

Houston police open criminal investigation into broker “theft of wages” following trucker protest

Following Monday’s trucker protest on Interstate 610 in Houston, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo announces a criminal investigation into the allegations of widespread theft of services. Yesterday, roughly 75 truckers parked along the breakdown lanes on Interstate 610 in Houston to protest low rates, rising insurance costs and broker regulations. The protest, which caused major […]

What’s next for trucking industry? Many truckers not only looking for freight to haul, but masks and even lunch

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Julio Diaz was filling up at an Aurora truck stop when he got a lunchtime surprise: a boxed lunch, a face mask and a thank you for keeping the country’s food and other items rolling during the coronavirus pandemic. Over the weekend, Diaz was one of 30 drivers at the Pilot Flying J travel center […]

Student truck drivers in limbo despite surge in shipping demands

Student truck drivers in limbo despite surge in shipping demands

By: Amanda Brandeis Posted at 2:54 PM, Apr 17, 2020 As the nation’s economy slows, the trucking industry is busier than ever delivering goods and keeping shelves stocked. But with State Drivers License Agencies closed in more than 20 states, students are stuck in a holding pattern. “Truck drivers or bus drivers aren’t produced overnight; it takes […]

Breaking News: Truckers block interstate 610 in Houston to protest low rates

Breaking News Truckers block interstate 610 in Houston to protest low rates

A group of over 100 truckers have partially blocked interstate 610 near exit 25 in Houston protesting low rates according to multiple sources. Little detail is known at the moment as the majority of the speakers are talking in Spanish on the videos available. It appears police are on site and are working to clear […]

FINALLY: Uber Freight: in-app load bidding for carriers

Uber Freight introduces in-app load bidding for carriers

Although this takes a play right out of Motherloads App, Uber Freight is pushing hard to keep business. It may be too late though. Uber Freight has announced that it will introduce in-app bidding within its digital freight marketplace, enabling carriers and drivers to book their next load with the touch of a button. This feature […]

2020 will be a losing year for earnings growth in trucking and most industries around the world per XPO Logistics CEO

XPO Logistics founder and CEO Bradley Jacobs is never one to beat around the bush. And he sure held true to that standard in his new annual shareholder letter out Thursday morning. “Things are difficult right now and they’ll get worse in the short-term. Then they’ll get much, much better. That’s what I see for […]

Freight transport industry will suffer due to Coronavirus, Moody’s report says

Freight transport industry will suffer due to Coronavirus

According to Moody’s Investors Service, the freight transport industry will suffer supply chain disruptions due to the Coronavirus, ultimately affecting the intermodal business of railroads and truck carriers. In a March 16 report, Moody’s says auto suppliers and the transportation industry lands in the “high exposure” category of Moody’s Coronavirus heat map, indicating potential near-term implications […]

How will LTL carriers overcome the pitfalls of COVID-19?

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only flipped the script on this year’s freight market projections but has altered the lives of most Americans, who find themselves sheltered at home. Donna Kintop, senior vice president of Client Experience, North America, at DDC FPO (of The DDC Group), said that although the coronavirus has devastated the freight landscape, the […]