In The News

  • Forward Air Announces Increased Rates for Owner Operators
    By Contributing Writer
    Posted Sep 14th 2017 11:14PM
    Forward Air (No. 36 on the CCJ Top 250) is increasing its per-mile rate for independent owner-operators in its truckload expedited (TLX) and LTL divis...
  • Hurricane recovery, ELD mandate could squeeze trucking capacity, boost rates
    By James Jaillet -
    Posted Sep 14th 2017 10:44AM
    Trucking freight dynamics will shift, perhaps dramatically, in the coming months as recovery and rebuilding efforts in Texas and Florida take shape fo...
  • LTL Sector Enjoys Fruitful 2017
    By Ari Ashe, Staff Reporter - Transport Topics
    Posted Sep 13th 2017 12:22PM
    Truckload, 3PLs Try to Regain Footing in Second Half of Year Indications are that the truckload market is bouncing back from some rough conditions ear...
  • Senate to Hold Hearing on Automated Trucks
    Posted Sep 13th 2017 12:12PM
    On Sept. 13, Senator John Thune of South Dakota (Rep.), will convene a Senate Commerce Committee hearing to examine the potential benefits and impacts...
  • NTSB Faults Trucker and Motorist in Fatal Tesla Crash
    By David Cullen -
    Posted Sep 13th 2017 12:06PM
    The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled that a truck driver’s failure to yield the right of way and a car driver’s “inattention due t...
  • Florida Escapes Worst of Irma, Impact Felt Across State
    Posted Sep 13th 2017 12:03PM
    Hurricane Irma's late shift to the west seems to have spared Florida the worst of the storm, but even with reduced impact, its effects are widespread....
  • ATA Celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
    Posted Sep 12th 2017 3:05PM
    American Trucking Associations kicked off National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, a week-long celebration of the trucking industry’s 3.5 million pr...
  • Senate eyes promoting self-driving truck tech in autonomous-car bill approved by House
    By James Jaillet -
    Posted Sep 12th 2017 2:59PM
    The House this week stamped approval on a legislative package intended to provide framework for manufacturers to develop and test self-driving cars. I...
  • The Road to Fleet Owner: Making the Transition
    By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
    Posted Sep 11th 2017 9:47AM
     As an expedite owner-operator, you’re empowered to be your own boss, set your own schedule, and earn a good living. The challenge is that your in...
  • Women in Expedite Trucking: Shelly Feidt
    By Scott Loftis - Staff Writer
    Posted Sep 5th 2017 10:54AM
    Shelly Feidt is a veteran of nearly 10 years in the expedite trucking industry. She and her husband Mitch log upwards of 140,000 miles a year driving ...