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Trucking

By LM Staff · January 11, 2019
For November, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI rose 2.67% to 5.84 compared to October’s 3.17 reading.
By Gary Forger · January 8, 2019
According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the industry is short about 63,000 drivers today. By 2026, the ATA estimates that number will be nearly 175,000.
By Heather Monteiro, founder of Hickory Ridge Group LLC · January 8, 2019
There are no easy answers to the trucker shortage, but a project in Oregon demonstrates that intermodal could help save the trucking industry.
By Jeff Berman · January 3, 2019
While driver turnover and the ongoing driver shortage tend to go hand in hand and, more often than not, with a typically negative connotation, data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) is on the positive side.
By Michael Zimmerman · December 5, 2018
This year’s logistics trends are pointing to a single scenario for 2019: a steep grade ahead. As demand outpaced supply in every sector of logistics, carriers have been in control. A variety of factors—from high fuel costs to constricted labor markets—will conspire to keep prices high. To contain costs and ensure stability, shippers must become more efficient, in part by leveraging emerging technological tools.
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By LM Staff · November 20, 2018
The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index headed up 6.3% to 119.9 in October over September’s 112.8 (2015=100). This followed a 0.1% (revised from –0.8%) gain from August to September and a 2% (which was raised following an originally reported 1.8%) decrease from July to August and a 1.9% increase from June to July.
By DHL Supply Chain · November 19, 2018
The holiday season highlights the seriousness of the supply chain talent gap and magnifies its consequences. Failing to attract and retain labor during this critical period reduces an organization’s ability to serve customers and challenge competitors.
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By Ryder · November 16, 2018
Managing order fulfillment operations in the age of e-commerce means coping with all aspects of “more” for the customer.
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By Kenco · November 7, 2018
While cost reductions will vary by site and fleet health, the first step is to develop a fleet management data foundation to support decision-making.
By Darren Prokop · October 30, 2018
Transportation carriers aren’t just agents for shippers. They’re full-fledged partners who are crucial to your production processes.
By John Schulz · October 30, 2018
Carriers say Washington is now listening to the industry, and they believe the winds of regulatory change are finally blowing in favor of trucking. However, balancing industry needs with safety reforms remains an ongoing challenge.
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By Ryder · October 26, 2018
A growing number of businesses are affected by the “Amazon Effect” – it’s inescapable.
By Jeff Berman · October 24, 2018
The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dipped 0.8% from August, which hit 112.7 (2015=100) to September, coming in at 111.8. This followed a 2% (which was raised following an originally reported 1.8%) decrease from July to August and a 1.9% increase from June to July. Compared to September 2017, SA tonnage headed up 2.9%, which was down from August’s 4.2% annual spread. Through the first nine months of 2018, SA tonnage is up 7% annually.
By LM Staff · October 22, 2018
For August, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI reading was 10.24, which, while still strong, did not measure up to July’s 14.04. The August reading was also below May and June at 11.4 and 11.18, respectively.

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