The trucking industry added 700 jobs in August as the unemployment rate declined to 5.1%, a level that is considered full employment, the Labor Department reported Sept. 4.
Road safety deserves thoughtful debate. Safety advocates’ heated rhetoric over longer twin-trailers doesn’t get us there.
The chairman and CEO of FedEx Corp. discusses amendment to lengthen LTL twin trailers in transportation funding bill.
The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research’s ConsumerGram reviewed several reports that examined improving efficiency through lengthening less than truckload (LTL) twin trailers by five feet. In its reviews, ConsumerGram found that increasing the length of these trailers would significantly lower transportation costs, improve road safety and reduce fuel costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
According to the Cass Freight Index, data suggests that the shipping industry recovery seen last year is continuing into 2015 with national trucking up 1.2%.
The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the state of the our nation’s infrastructure, government funding and what must be done to ensure productivity and success for transportation companies moving forward.
Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, discusses the importance of modernizing transportation regulations with specific focus on increasing efficiency in the less than truckload (LTL) freight industry.
Congressional Quarterly spotlights need to improve safety and congestion with proposal for twin 33s featuring CERT spokesman Ed Patru.
There is a proposal on the table to reduce the need for new trucks and trailers to go onto America’s highways. The latest report on orders for trailers show that demand for freight is not slowing and a jolt of efficiency for the LTL market is the right step forward for policymakers.
TR’s Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) for November 2014 at a reading of -3.2 continued to reflect the easing of capacity tightness combined with a significant drop in fuel prices, FTR reported Friday.