March 4, 2014 - Industry News
Congressman Jim McDermott, D-Wash., has introduced The Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century, H.R. 4105. The legislation would replace the current Harbor Maintenance Tax, designed to fund the operation and maintenance of American ports.
Tags: legislation, U.S. House of Representatives, Freight, Ports, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Port Trucking
February 27, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight on the spot market has increased along with rates in two out of the three major categories.
Tags: Freight, DAT, Spot Freight
February 19, 2014 - Industry News
Newly released figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT show rates on the spot market are down slightly over the past week in two the three major categories and while it unchanged in another.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
Like many other parts of the American economy, trucking felt negative effects in January due to extremely cold weather, snow and ice, according to just released figures.
Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage
The Canada Border Services Agency has proposed regulations to mandate eManifest requirements for carriers hauling into the country.
Tags: Canada, Regulations, Cross-Border Trucking, Freight
February 17, 2014 - Industry News
One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy as well as trucking freight is expected to outperform last year’s activity.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Freight
The Intermodal Association of North American has submitted several recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration to increase its focus on the intermodal movement of freight, following the agency recently releasing a draft designating the nation’s Primary Freight Network.
Tags: DOT, Intermodal, U.S. DOT, FHWA, Freight, MAP-21
February 14, 2014 - Industry News
Less-than-truckload carrier Averitt Express started offering this month climate-controlled services in self-contained, self-powered LTL shipping units. These units can be combined with dry cargo and other climate controlled units.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Temperature Control, Averitt Express
February 13, 2014 - Industry News
Truckload linehaul rates paid in January increased 2.9% from the same time a year earlier, resulting in the largest year-over-year increase in linehaul rates since last February.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates
Spot market freight availability rose 24% in January, exceeding December levels for only the second time since 1996, according to new figures from the the freight-matching service provider DAT.
February 12, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1% in December from November, declining after a one-month rise, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures, but activity is still very healthy.
Tags: Economy, For-hire Truck Tonnage, Freight
Freight rates and the number of load available on the spot market posted impressive gains over the past week, according to just released numbers from the freight-matching service provider DAT.
February 7, 2014 - Industry News
Building on the industry’s positive 2012 performance, total intermodal shipments improved 4.6% in 2013, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s fourth quarter and year-end Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics.
Tags: Intermodal, IANA, Freight
North American shipment volumes and freight expenditures both continued the decline that began in December after the economy abruptly reversed direction near the end of last year, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
Recurring storms and strong month-end demand for capacity helped keep rates elevated on the spot truckload market during the week ending Feb. 1 compared to the previous seven days, according to a composite of the DAT network of load boards.
February 3, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will officially propose a rule that would require certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail vehicles to take steps to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transportation.
Tags: Regulations, FDA, Safety & Compliance, Freight
January 29, 2014 - Industry News
After a strong start to the month, freight activity and rates on the spot truckload market tapered off during the week ending Jan. 25 compared to the previous seven days.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
Three of the five transportation modes - truck, rail and pipeline - carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in November 2013 than they did a year earlier, according to new figures from the U.S. Transportation Department.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
January 28, 2014 - Industry News
The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched the Missouri Freight Plan, the next step in a process started last year to develop the state's long-range transportation plan.
Tags: Infrastructure, Missouri, Fleets, Highways, Freight
January 22, 2014 - Industry News
Two measures about the health of the U.S. trucking industry turned in either their best or near-record numbers for December.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Freight, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Truck Tonnage Index, Economy
Freight activity and rates on the spot market remained elevated last week after a surge of freight following winter storms the week before, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.
January 17, 2014 - Industry News
The annual rate registered 923,400 single-family homes and apartments, an 18% increase above 2012 figure of 780,600.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Industrial Production, Home Starts
January 16, 2014 - Industry News
Despite the biggest jump in consumer prices in six months and the first hike in wholesale prices in three months, inflation remains tame, according two new reports.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Consumer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Federal Reserve
January 15, 2014 - Industry News
Activity on the spot market skyrocketed the first full week of the year, according to new figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT, but rates lagged.
Tags: Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight
January 10, 2014 - Industry News
Anyone associated with getting to market new light vehicles, (cars, light trucks and SUVs), not to mention sales and manufacturing of them, has reason to be hopeful about business prospects in the New Year.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Auto Sales, Auto Haulers
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