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May 20, 2014 - Industry News

April Truck Tonnage Up from March, Remains Near All-Time High

Credit: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.5% in April, after rising 0.6% the previous month, according to newly released figures. In April, the index equaled 129.1 versus 127.2 in March. The all-time high was in November 2013 at 131.

Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

May 14, 2014 - Industry News

DOT Freight Index Up for Second Straight Month, Near Record High

Freight Transportation Services Index, March 2009 - March 2014. Credit: U.S. DOT

The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 1.6% in March from February, rising for the second consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Transportation Services Index.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

May 14, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Recover Some Over Past Week

Despite a 2.5% decline in the number of loads available and nearly a 1.4% increase in truck capacity on one of the nation’s biggest spot freight markets, rates have picked up.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

May 13, 2014 - Industry News

Talks Begin for West Coast Dockworker Contact, Deadline June 30

Port of Los Angeles. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

UPDATED -- The contract is between employers who operate port terminals and shipping lines, represented by the Pacific Maritime Association, and dockworkers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.

Tags: Freight, Port Trucking, Labor Unions

May 7, 2014 - Industry News

Cass Freight Index: Freight Expenditures Hit Highest Level Since 1999

Freight expenditures increased for the third straight month during April while its 2.8% hike follows a 5.4% rise in March and an increase of 6.8% in February.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Freight Index

May 5, 2014 - Industry News

Intermodal Freight Volume Rises 2.6% in First Quarter

Total intermodal freight volumes rose 2.6% above the previous year in the first quarter of 2014, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America, despite extreme weather conditions depressing economic activity across much of the continent.

Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight, IANA

April 30, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Stabilize

Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets are fairly stable amid lower freight levels.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

April 24, 2014 - Industry News

U.S.-NAFTA Trade Increases, Trucks Gain Most of Any Mode

Percent Change in Value of U.S.-NAFTA Freight Flows by Mode: February 2013 - February 2014. Credit: U.S. DOT

Two of five transportation modes, truck and pipeline, carried more U.S.-North American Free Trade Agreement freight in February 2014 than compared to the same time a year earlier, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight

April 24, 2014 - Industry News

Big Fee Hike to be Proposed for Some U.S. Bound Cross-Border Shipments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced proposed changes to the fees it charges to recoup costs for conducting agricultural quarantine inspections at U.S. ports of entry.

Tags: Canada, Regulations, Cross-Border Trucking, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Safety & Compliance, Freight, Canadian Trucking Alliance

April 23, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Recover from Last Week

Spot market freight rates have recovered somewhat after declining across the board last week, according to new numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Merger Creates Fourth Largest Container Shipping Company

Michael Behrendt, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd (left), and Oscar Hasbún, CEO of CSAV, today at Ballin House (Hapag-Lloyd headquarters) in Hamburg after the signing.

Container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, also known as CSAV, have signed a binding contract on merging CSAV’s entire container business with Hapag-Lloyd.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Mergers & Acquisitions, Port Trucking

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Missouri Launches Next Phase of Freight Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched the next phase of the Missouri Freight Plan to engage business and local leaders, along with freight and industry stakeholders, in a discussion regarding funding of Missouri's freight infrastructure.

Tags: Infrastructure, Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri, Highways, Freight

April 17, 2014 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Price Indices Hit New Highs

Truckload linehaul rates spiked in March, with the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index surpassing the 120 mark, showing a 6% year-over-year increase.

Tags: Economy, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Freight

April 16, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Market Freight Rates Retreat Yet Still Healthy

Following several weeks of increases spot market freight rates and the number of loads available have fallen over the past week, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

April 14, 2014 - Industry News

DAT: Record Spot Freight Drives Record Rates in March

In a year of a record amount of freight on the spot market, March was no exception with freight availability increasing 56% in March compared to the same time a year ago, according to the DAT North American Index.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

April 10, 2014 - Industry News

Port of Baltimore Handled Record Amount of Containers, Autos in 2013

The total amount of general cargo at the port’s public marine terminals reached 9.6 million tons, matching last year’s record.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Port Trucking, Port of Baltimore

April 9, 2014 - Industry News

Flatbed Rates Continue Leading Spot Freight Market

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Spot market freight rates for flatbed loads continue soaring, despite a decline in the amount of overall freight, according to new figures released by the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

April 9, 2014 - Industry News

DOT Freight Index Hits Third Highest Level on Record

Credit: U.S. DOT

The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2% in February from January, rising after two consecutive monthly declines.

Tags: Economy, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index

April 8, 2014 - Industry News

Strong Volume Reflected in Cass Freight Index

March freight shipment volume in the U.S. increased 6.6% over the prior month, on top of the 7.3% rise seen in February, according to the just released Cass Freight Index.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Freight Index

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

Flatbed Spot Market Rates Soar; Vans, Reefers Also Gain

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Rates on the spot market keep heading higher, with all three major sectors posting increases, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight

April 2, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Unprecedented Capacity Constraints

A new report shows business conditions in the trucking industry remain positive, despite a slight downturn, amid warnings of a possible capacity shortage.

Tags: Economy, Fleets, Freight, FTR, Capacity, Spot Freight, Manufacturing, Freight Rates, Freight Volume

March 31, 2014 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending and GDP Gain Among Other Indicators

New figures show biggest driver of the U.S. economy increased last month while the overall economy grew more than estimated a month ago.

Tags: Economy, Freight, GDP, Durable Goods, Home Sales, Consumer Spending

March 26, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Recover from a Week Earlier

Rates on the spot market have recovered after generally moving lower a week earlier, according to new figures released from the freight matching service provider DAT.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

March 21, 2014 - Industry News

Merger of Container Shipping Lines Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV Approved

Shareholders of CSAV have approved a merger with one-time rival Hapag Lloyd, creating the world’s fourth largest container carrier.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking

March 19, 2014 - Industry News

Spot Freight Rates Give Back Some of Last Week’s Gains

This happened as total load volume on the spot market increased 7.2% with truck capacity up by 6.4%.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore

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