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As Amazon issues warehousing blockade, carriers scramble to make sense of early peak season and retail wave
Transportation companies see an increase in e-commerce for physical goods amid record-low inventories as Amazon announces warehouse blockade. Details on CCJ.
October 6, 2020
Man vs. machine: Software battles empty miles and increases revenue
Trucking companies look to offset empty miles and increase profitability with efficient route planning software. Learn more here on Commercial Carrier Journal.
September 1, 2020
The quest for rates transparency: How carriers can leverage data to come out ahead
Variables that shippers, 3PLs and carriers use for freight rates make it difficult, if not impossible, to price shipments like a commodity. See CCJ for details
July 17, 2020
When the free market and a pandemic collide: Is more oversight needed of trucking rates?
Freight markets have been volatile, but is more rate and cost transparency needed? Read CCJ to see how shippers, 3PLs and carriers are addressing this concern.
July 15, 2020
The freight awakening? Demand roars back to life, though potential ditches lie ahead
Freight demand has crawled back, with load volumes soaring on the spot market. Some predict gains to continue, though key hurdles remain. Details on CCJ.
June 16, 2020
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DHL Supply Chain execs discuss ‘whirlwind’ business climate
Truckload and LTL shipments are down. Carriers are furloughing drivers to keep their costs at bay. When will transportation rebound? See CCJ to find out.
June 2, 2020
CCJ Upshift: Trucking economist predicts rapid post-COVID recovery
The second half of 2020 and the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are unknowns, but one noted trucking economist is willing to predict the U.S. economy’s recovery will be more robust and occur more quickly than many might think.
May 27, 2020
Loadsmart, BluJay integration gives shippers instantly bookable truck rates
The integration makes Loadsmart’s real-time, bookable rates appear in BluJay’s Transportation Management application.
April 8, 2020
Cheap diesel likely to undercut freight in oil sector, further depress truck orders
Cheaper diesel helps fleets on operating costs, but cheap oil prices could eat into already-sluggish freight in the oil sector and undercut truck orders.
April 8, 2020
Death of a salesman: New tech, data sources speed rate negotiations
Freight brokers and carriers use new tools and data sources to speed rate negotiations for spot and contract freight. See where the market is headed on CCJ.
April 3, 2020
Delivery carriers ride surging wave of COVID-19 e-commerce
With the coronavirus creating a surge in eCommerce, pickup and delivery companies are working to keep up with demand as well as keep drivers safe. Details here.
March 27, 2020
Bidding on time: New data may change how carriers price freight
Omnitracs plans to create a database of wait times by location where motor carriers can respond to bid requests (RFPs) using time and mileage. Details on CCJ.
March 26, 2020
Indicators: ‘Dramatic highs, lows’ for freight activity and rates in January, says DAT
Spot market truckload rates got off to a strong start in January, says DAT in its monthly Truckload Volume Index report. But rates quickly chilled in the middle of the month, with prices for dry van and refrigerated loads dipping from December — despite increased volumes.
February 18, 2020
CCJ MarketPulse- November 2019
Key findings Carrier sentiment for business conditions in November 2019 was 5.4, down from 5.8 in October. Month-to-month sentiment fell sharply for respondents with up to 100 power units from 6.3 in October to 4.9 in November, while sentiment remained steady at 5.6 for respondents from fleets with more than 100 power units. Month-over-month business […]
January 27, 2020
Diesel prices remain tame despite rising Mid East tension
The recent spat between the United States and Iran is not expected to impact retail diesel fuel prices in the U.S.
January 22, 2020
Growing renewable and biodiesel market could offset potential rise in diesel prices 2020
With ultra-low sulfur diesel prices projected to rise due to maritime diesel regulations, fleets are turning to alternative fuels like biodiesel. Details here.
January 12, 2020
What’s on deck for diesel in 2020? Stability’s the forecast, with variables lurking
Sean Hill, an industry economist with EIA, says the biggest factor that could impact diesel prices in 2020 is the impending tightening of maritime diesel regulations by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the interaction of those impacts with EIA’s crude oil forecast.
December 19, 2019
Indicators: Manufacturing slowdown dials back tonnage, but uptick expected
Truck tonnage, a monthly measure of freight demand issued by the American Trucking Associations, dipped slightly in October from September, though tonnage was up from the same month last year.
November 22, 2019
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Legal or not, the DOT has thoughts on marijuana use
As the push to decriminalize marijuana continues, will it matter to the DOT?
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Driving safety with data
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