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Spot rates above $3/mile in 46 of 100 lanes

Article written by Andrew Cox This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 85 (Carriers) Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 85 (Carriers) Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 80 (Carriers) The DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index uses the analytics and data in FreightWaves SONAR to analyze the market and estimate the negotiating power for rates […]

Investor conference highlights bullish truckload market; intermodal demand returns

Article written by Todd Maiden U.S. Xpress sees 10%-plus rate increases in 2021 Tight capacity and rising demand have carriers encouraged about the future. This dynamic was echoed by several transportation providers appearing virtually at Cowen’s 13th annual Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference on Wednesday. Carriers struggle to keep up with rising demand Schneider […]

Layoffs hit Trimble’s transportation segment

Article written by Linda Baker Trimble’s (NASDAQ: TRMB) transportation group has laid off an undisclosed number of employees amid ongoing challenges tied to the coronavirus pandemic, new business strategies and the company’s electronic logging device (ELD) integration. Responding to a FreightWaves inquiry, Trimble on Thursday released the following statement: “We recently implemented strategic changes to the […]

The Daily Dash: Holiday shipping wars; drug testing; and autonomous trucks to hit the roadways

Article written by Brian Straight  FedEx and UPS have a simple message to holiday shippers: It’s time to pay up. The package giants have rolled out peak-season charges that affect shippers differently, based on how much they ship. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves) The Daily Dash is a quick look at what is happening in the freight […]

Ike lines up fleet customers for driverless trucks

Article written by Alan Adler Ryder System, DHL and NFI Industries will test driverless truck software on highways Autonomous trucking software developer Ike is partnering with three major logistics customers to deploy highly automated Level 4 trucks for highway driving, the startup said Tuesday. Logistics providers Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), DHL, and NFI Industries […]

Transplace acquires consulting firm LeanCor Supply Chain Group

Article written by John Paul Hampstead Transplace adds lean manufacturing expertise, Plan For Every Part software  (Photo: FreightWaves / Jim Allen) Tuesday morning, Transplace, a leading managed transportation and logistics services provider, announced the acquisition of LeanCor Supply Chain Group, a Florence, Kentucky-based consulting firm focused on end-to-end supply chain consulting, training, solutions and lean […]

Schneider, Navistar and Volvo Trucks announce electric vehicle initiatives

Article written by Brian Straight Carrier announces a test of DTNA’s eCascadia; truck makers ink deals to expand charging opportunities  Schneider has announced it will test Daimler Trucks’ eCascadia electric truck. (Photo: Daimler Trucks North America) Fully electric Freightliner eCascadia for the heavy duty segment. Electric vehicle news came quickly on Wednesday, with three major […]

Emerge Announces Appointment of FreightWaves President as New Board Member

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Emerge is pleased to announce that George Abernathy, President at FreightWaves, technology and managed transportation leader, has been appointed as a new Board Member. “I’ve been fortunate to have a career with companies like FreightWaves that have changed the supply chain paradigm, and Emerge is also doing just that today. I look forward to […]

Spot rates on pace to break 2018 records, how long will they stay there?

Article written by Andrew Cox This week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 80 (Carriers) Last week’s DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index: 80 (Carriers) Three-month DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index Outlook: 75 (Carriers) The DHL Supply Chain Pricing Power Index uses the analytics and data contained in FreightWaves SONAR to analyze the market and estimate the negotiating power for […]

BulkLoads TMS product for bulk commodities will be integrated into Barchart

Article written by John Kingston BulkLoads.com, the online load board to match truck capacity to haulers needing to move bulk commodities like grains, has signed a deal to have its transportation management system (TMS) built into a third-party platform. Jared Finn, the operating partner with BulkLoads, said his service will be built into the commodity […]

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