freight

Landstar sees “continued strength in revenue per load”

| July 22, 2011

If this week’s earnings report from Landstar Systems is any indication, the rest of the year looks good for owner-operators. “I would characterize the overall second quarter freight environment as a little choppy, but moving in ...

uShip’s Charles Myers details commercial freight online-auction opportunities, future

| July 11, 2011

The online-auction model of the uShip.com system for retail freight is entering the commercial arena. Their new General Manager of Freight, Charles Myers (pictured), like you, is a veteran of that arena. While he’s most ...

New load board hopes to facilitate O/O-shipper connections

| July 05, 2011

Valerie Hemmings is the spouse of an owner-operator running under his own authority -- she recently wrote in with something of a plea for owner-operators to stand together for better rates, with the ultimate goal ...

Reports good for factory freight

| July 02, 2011

You might have heard that the stock market just logged its best weekly gain in two years. One major reason was good manufacturing news.

These 14 sectors were hopping in May

| June 01, 2011

Manufacturing slowed down last month, but it’s still growing.

A possible windfall for independents

| May 25, 2011

If you’re independent, there could be some real opportunities if your bigger competitors don’t have the capacity – the trucks and drivers – to handle what could be a big influx of freight.

Analyst says trucking “inefficient”

| April 25, 2011

Investment analysts, with their outsiders’ viewpoint, often have some good insight into our industry. Other insights aren’t quite so astute. The Business Insider website, with its recent “Trucking running on fumes” analysis, offers this stark summary ...

The great tomato heist — Cargo thieves still operating in plain sight

| April 25, 2011

I missed this report from the New York Times a week and a half back, about a sophisticated cargo-theft ring operating a seemingly legitimate trucking company in Florida, with a twist. The freight targeted wasn't ...

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