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
January 9, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2% in November from October, rebounding from a one-month decline to reach its highest all-time level, according to a new U.S. Department of Transportation report.
Tags: Economy, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
January 8, 2014 - Industry News
North American freight activity followed virtually the same path in 2013 as it did in the previous two years, concluding with the typical December falloff, according to new issue of the Cass Freight Index Report.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Freight Index
January 7, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, amounted to $103.1 billion in October, up 4.5% from the same time a year earlier and exceeded $100 billion for the first month on record, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight, Canada, Economy
January 6, 2014 - Industry News
Union Pacific Railroad recently initiated a new intermodal service between Laredo, Texas and Memphis, Tenn., supporting growing transportation needs for the automotive manufacturing and intermodal marketplaces.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Intermodal, Freight
Shipments and new orders for manufactured goods in the United States both hit their highest levels on record in November, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report released on Monday.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Manufacturing, Factory Orders
The busiest border crossing between the United States and Canada saw fewer trucks during most of last year, amid indications there is less freight flowing south.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Freight, Manufacturing, Ambassador Bridge
January 3, 2014 - Industry News
Intermodal freight rail traffic in the United States picked up steam in 2013, according to newly figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight
January 2, 2014 - Industry News
Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets increased in all three major categories, according to newly released figures.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
December 23, 2013 - Industry News
A total of 222 cargo thefts were recorded in the United States from September through November, according to the logistics security services security provider FreightWatch International, a slight drop from the previous three-month period.
Tags: Freight, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch
December 20, 2013 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7% in November, after falling 1.9% in October.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage, Freight
December 18, 2013 - Industry News
Spot market freight activity continued picking up steam the second week of December, following some improvements the week before as well as in November.
Tags: DAT Transcore, Spot Freight, Freight, Freight Rates
December 16, 2013 - Industry News
Industrial production in the United States last month grew at its fastest pace in a year with output increasing past a pre-recession peak, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Industrial Production
December 11, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.7% in October from September, the first monthly decline after three months of increases, according to a new figures from U.S. Department of Transportation and its Freight Transportation Services Index.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
December 10, 2013 - Industry News
American industries shipped almost 11.7 billion tons of goods valued at more than $13.6 trillion in 2012, according to preliminary numbers from a survey from the U.S. Department of Commerce, and trucks carried most of it.
Tags: Trucks, Railroads, Freight
December 6, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Nearly 10% of the nation’s freight brokers no longer have their licenses following new federal regulations that took effect requiring a higher bonding amount, while another source says the number is even higher.
Tags: FMCSA, ATA, TIA, OOIDA, Freight, Brokers, AIPBA
December 5, 2013 - Industry News
Two container shipping companies have acknowledged they are in talks about a possible merger that would create the world’s fourth largest such shipping fleet.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
Border crossings into the U.S. from Canada and Mexico in 2012 included 10.7 million truck crossings, along with with personal vehicles entering the U.S. nearly 96 million times (33.1 million from Canada, and 62.7 million from Mexico.) The stats also include 320,000 buses and 37,000 trains.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
December 4, 2013 - Industry News
Freight rates have posted their first across the board increases for the first time in several weeks on one of the nation’s largest spot markets.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration recently released a study on shipping patterns and industry costs that will help the United States prepare for the anticipated impact on its ports, waterways and intermodal freight systems from the Panama Canal expansion.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Panama Canal, Port Trucking
Union Pacific Railroad recently introduced a new intermodal service offering between Chicago and Monterrey, Mexico, giving companies another option to move goods across the border six days a week.
December 3, 2013 - Industry News
A woman has pleaded guilty to charges in U.S. District Court in Macon, Ga., for her involvement in a double-brokering freight scam. On Nov. 20, Pauline Robinson-Kirkland, of Donalsonville, Ga., admitted to mail fraud. She was indicted in July 2012.
Tags: Freight, Brokers, Fraud
Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line on Tuesday updated its expectations for growth in tons per day and revenue per hundredweight for the fourth quarter of this year, saying it now expects a larger increase in tons per day.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Freight, Fleet Financials, LTL
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