The time-sensitive freight niche could be one of the last profitable bastions of irregular route long-haul, offering fuel mileage and other reduced costs, more income on fewer miles and load and lane novelty.
With much of the tractor aero gains already carved out from years of wind-tunnel testing and refined engineering, attention now has swung to trailers.
U.S. Xpress says it is expanding its "presence and range" of its cross-border capabilities into Mexico by purchasing a 90 percent interest in Xpress Internacional.
The national average price of a gallon of diesel has dropped below $4 for the first time since an 11.5-cent jump followed by a 6.1 in consecutive weeks in August.
During enforcement and compliance inspections of trucks and drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and its state-based partners will begin conducting random verifications of driver medical cards.
There’s hundreds of dollars a year to be saved by careful tire management.
As has been the case for all three segments in the last three years — except for flatbed in late 2010 — spot market rates for reefer, flatbed and dry van continue their decline after peaking in June, this time each dropping a few cents in October from September.
The week's highlights in potential economic indicators all show positive growth for both the trucking economy and the U.S. economy as a whole.
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