April 18, 2016 - Industry News
Growth in freight shipments slowed in March, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report, while freight spending turned negative – but a longer-term view of cargo movements and the overall economy appears at least somewhat brighter.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
April 11, 2016 - Industry News
YRC Freight is offering a new accelerated service with shipment times that are one or two days faster than standard shipment times.
Tags: LTL, Freight, YRC Freight
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- The U.S. economy is "nowhere near” slipping into recession. But the economy is sending mixed signals, so what's going to happen to freight demand over the next several months? FTR's Eric Starks shared his insights at the MATS Fleet Forum Wednesday.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Freight, FTR, Economic Forecast, U.S. Economy
March 23, 2016 - Industry News
Led by strong regional demand, spot truckload rates rose across all three equipment types during the week ending March 19, hitting their highest levels in at least a month, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
March 22, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose by 7.2% in February, hitting an all-time high reading of 144.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Trucking Conditions Index measure fell to a reading of 9.05 for January, indicating slowing growth patterns for truck freight.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates
March 10, 2016 - Industry News
The number of North American freight shipments and the amount of expenditures both posted strong increases in February from the month before, according to newly released Cass Freight Index figures.
February 23, 2016 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 1.4% in January following a flat December reading.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
February 18, 2016 - Industry News
FTR is forecasting stable trucking conditions for 2016 after its Trucking Conditions Index rose more than two points in December to a reading of 10.88.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity
February 12, 2016 - Industry News
The number of freight shipments and the dollars spent on freight declined again in January as part of a seasonal trend. However, that's not necessarily a sign of further weakening for the overall economy, according the latest Cass Freight Index report.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Freight Index
Driver wage increases may be limited by slowdown in freight in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to a carrier survey by Transport Capital Partners.
Tags: Survey, Freight, Transport Capital Partners, Driver Pay
January 29, 2016 - Industry News
The value of trans-border freight movements between the U.S. and its neighbors took a steep decline, according to new U.S. Transportation Department numbers, while Canada regained its historical rank as top North America trade partner after falling behind Mexico.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
January 19, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1% in December, ending 2015 on a strong note despite an overall slow year.
The November FTR Trucking Conditions Index jumped by more than three points to a reading of 8.64, possibly pointing to improvements for truckers in 2016, according to FTR.
January 14, 2016 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation sector moved lower in a government index that it says is an indicator of economic cycles.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
January 13, 2016 - Industry News
The supply of Class 8 trucks has continued to rise faster than demand, according to the ACT For-Hire Trucking Index.
Tags: Truck Sales, Freight, Freight Capacity, Freight Index
January 11, 2016 - Industry News
A measure of freight moving between the U.S. and its neighbors to the north and south shows for the first time the total value of U.S.-Mexico freight flows exceeded those between the U.S. and Canada.
December 22, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined 0.9% in November, erasing half of the 1.8% gain from October.
December 16, 2015 - Product News
After several months of beta testing Cargomatic has officially launched service in the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose.
Tags: Freight, Shippers, Load Board, Mobile Apps, Cargomatic, California
December 11, 2015 - Industry News
Following an established seasonal pattern, spot market freight volume declined 15% in November from the month before, largely due to a drop in demand for flatbed trucks, but there were slight improvements in rates including into this month.
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
The October FTR index fell by more than three points from September to a reading of 5.06, in line with previous predications from FTR.
Rates on the spot truckload market may finally be showing signs of rebounding as a 45% increase in the number of available loads greatly outweighed the 12% hike in truck capacity last week.
December 9, 2015 - Industry News
A measure of the amount of freight moved by for-hire transportation in the U.S. rebounded following a one-month decline, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
December 7, 2015 - Product News
Vigillo has announced that Carrier Select, the company’s carrier selection tool for freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers, will continue to provide CSA scores that its carrier customers can opt-in to share.
Tags: FMCSA, Fleet Safety, CSA, Freight, Vigillo, Highway Bill
November 24, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.9% in October following a slight decrease in September.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index, Inventories
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