The Fifth Wheel with Bill Cassidy

William B. Cassidy
News and trends in US trucking and an occasional look at transportation history.
Created 07 Jul 2021
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  • Where has the tonnage gone?
    13 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Welcome to the eighth edition of The Fifth Wheel with Bill Cassidy, a weekly (at least in theory) look at a particular aspect of trucking and transportation that’s on my mind or in the news or just ca...
  • After 10 years, XPO still surprises
    03 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    Welcome to the seventh edition of The Fifth Wheel with Bill Cassidy, a weekly look at a particular aspect of trucking and transportation that’s on my mind or in the news or just caught my eye. Somethi...
  • Bad assumptions, more stock-outs
    01 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Welcome to the sixth edition of The Fifth Wheel with Bill Cassidy, a weekly look at a particular aspect of trucking and transportation that’s on my mind or in the news or just caught my eye. Something...
  • The Ingenious Charles H. Barrows and his Electric Tricycle
    21 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Welcome to the fifth edition of The Fifth Wheel with Bill Cassidy, a weekly look at a particular aspect of trucking and transportation that’s on my mind or in the news or just caught my eye. Something...
  • The Reinvention of LTL trucking
    17 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    Welcome to the fourth edition of The Fifth Wheel with Bill Cassidy, a weekly look at a particular aspect of trucking and transportation that’s on my mind or in the news or just caught my eye. Somethin...
  • Trucking's peak is upon us
    13 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    Welcome to the third edition of The Fifth Wheel with Bill Cassidy, a weekly look at a particular aspect of trucking and transportation that’s on my mind or in the news or just caught my eye. Something...
  • Can we solve the 'truck driver problem'?
    17 Jul 2021 • 3 min read
    Welcome to the second edition of The Fifth Wheel with Bill Cassidy, a weekly look at a particular aspect of trucking and transportation that’s on my mind or in the news or just caught my eye. Somethin...
  • Welcome to The Fifth Wheel
    09 Jul 2021 • 2 min read
    Welcome to the first edition of The Fifth Wheel with Bill Cassidy, a weekly look at a particular aspect of trucking and transportation that’s on my mind or in the news or just caught my eye. Something...
  • News and trends in US trucking and an occasional look at transportation history.
    07 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read
    Welcome to The Fifth Wheel with Bill Cassidy by me, William B. Cassidy. Senior Editor for Trucking, Domestic Transportation at The Journal of Commerce. Labhraiche na Gàidhlig. Owned by a dog (still lo...
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