September 24, 2013 - Industry News
ANAHEIM -- The trucking industry is looking at a severe capacity crunch in coming years with a variety of factors contributing to the situation, according to Bob Costello, chief economist of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Drivers, Economy, ATA, Freight, TMW
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.4% in August after falling 0.6% in July. The latest gain was the largest since May.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage, Freight
There could be a lot more freight for trucking to move in the future from the nation’s manufacturing sector.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Manufacturing
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
Containerized cargo volume at the Port of Long Beach surged 16% in August compared to the same month a year ago, with double-digit percentage gains in both imports and exports.
Tags: Freight, Ports, Exports, Port of Long Beach, Imports
September 17, 2013 - Industry News
U.S. Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have just introduced legislation they say would support the American trade economy and significantly strengthen American ports.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Freight, Ports
September 11, 2013 - Industry News
Freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.3% in July from June, rising after a one month decline.
Tags: BTS, TSI, Surface Transportation, U.S. DOT, Freight
August 27, 2013 - Industry News
If increased traffic along the nation’s highways is a accurate indicator of increased commerce and an improving economy, then things are better overall than they were the same time a year ago according to one firm, Inrix, which monitors traffic congestion.
Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Freight, Inrix
August 21, 2013 - Industry News
Freight rates on one leading spot market have declined over the past week, but they remain stronger than usual for this time a year, especially in two sectors.
Tags: Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
August 9, 2013 - Industry News
Cargo backlogs continue at the Port of Oakland leaving truckers waiting for hours to pick up containers according to the Contra Costa Times.
Tags: Drivers, Freight, Ports, Owner-Operators
August 8, 2013 - Industry News
The number of loads available on one of the nation’s biggest spot markets saw its best July, but new figures also show freight levels over the past week is down from the week before.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
August 7, 2013 - Industry News
Maryland officials announced the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals handled a record 9.55 million tons of general cargo during its 2013 fiscal year, which was between July 2012 and June 2013.
Tags: Freight, Ports
March 26, 2013 - Industry News
The freight-matching service provider DAT TransCore new North American Freight Index shows a return to post-recession freight volumes during February, following a record-setting January.
Tags: Freight, rates, DAT Transcore, Spot Freight
February 15, 2013 - Industry News
Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of January, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 42% last month compared to January 2012. Freight volume was unusually robust for the season, exceeding December levels by 24%
Tags: Freight, DAT, Spot Freight, Brokers, Economy
January 9, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.7% in November from October, rising after a one-month decline. This information is according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index.
The November 2012 index level (108.9) was 15.5% above the April 2009 low during the recession
Tags: BTS, Freight
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