Trucking Industry Trends

Freight Forecast: Is the worst yet to come?

It’s natural to prefer predictability over surprise in many parts of your life, but as the axiom says, “change is… Read More

Freight Forecast: More boom less gloom

Are we really on the brink of a freight recession? I've seen countless gloom-and-doom forecasts and… Read More

What are Trucking Freight Futures?

Trucking is undergoing a transformation, as new technologies, e-commerce, ELDs… Read More

Hauling candy by the truckload is a sweet niche

I got started early in candy logistics. After I got my MBA in transportation, I managed a fleet based in Melrose Park,… Read More

5 best bets for running reefers

As we begin the second quarter of the year, I've noticed that freight volumes have picked up in the van and flatbed… Read More

New ELD deadline: Will it trigger a capacity crisis?

Freight markets were upended by the capacity crunch that followed the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate in December… Read More

Good news for reefers: California has plenty of water

California experienced a 3-year period of exceptional drought in 2014-2016, but this year the state has plenty of… Read More

Driver shortage or truck surplus?

You’ve likely heard reports that… Read More

Carriers score record-high profits and record-low bankruptcies in 2018

The annual reports have all rolled in from publicly traded transportation companies, and it's obvious that 2018 was a… Read More

Download our 2019 Spot Market Roadmap FREE

Last year was the most explosive freight bull market on record for the trucking industry. But how much of that will carry… Read More

How does the government shutdown affect trucking?

Update - January 25: Federal employees are heading back to work for at least three weeks, under an… Read More

Trucking wins business back from railroad

Last year rail intermodel took away loads from over-the-road trucking, but now the pendulum is swinging back the other… Read More