In his Nov. 16 tweet promoting the rollout of Tesla’s new electric semi-truck, Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised, “This will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.”
Shipping news, analysis and rankings of U.S. truckload companies such as Swift Transportation, Landstar System and J.B. Hunt Transport Services.
News & Analysis
28 Dec 2017
Tesla is touting with considerable fanfare its new, electric truck — the Semi. But which haul mission will the new truck perform best at?
27 Dec 2017
Capacity, not price, is king once again.
20 Dec 2017
Despite the dip, the freight market is strong, as are the sectors that feed into freight — factory output, construction, and business investment.
20 Dec 2017
With its heavy-duty Semi, Tesla is one of several companies hoping to electrify trucking, and it is attracting orders from shippers as well as carriers.
18 Dec 2017
This is certain regarding the trucking industry in 2018: it will be the year of time management, as the electronic logging mandate makes supply chains less and less flexible while freight demand rises.
15 Dec 2017
Spot rates for truckload, intermodal services keep rising, putting pressure on contract rates that may last well into 2018.
11 Dec 2017
Even as demand for truck-transported cargo rises, truck companies are struggling to add drivers, due to competition from better-paying jobs in other sectors.
08 Dec 2017
The upcoming electronic logging device mandate could affect more than truck capacity available to shippers.
06 Dec 2017
Owner-operators and small carriers opposed to electronic logging are still hoping for a last-minute reprieve.
01 Dec 2017
Shippers must acquaint themselves with the requirements of the regulation and its likely impact on US trucking capacity and supply chains.
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