July 15, 2015 - Industry News
Rates declined across all three equipment types on the spot freight market as available truckload capacity increased while load availability fell, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Solutions
July 9, 2015 - Industry News
A measure of for-hire freight movements in the U.S. increased in May following an April decline, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index
July 8, 2015 - Industry News
Average spot truckload rates last week rose for van and refrigerated loads but dipped for flatbeds, reports DAT Solutions.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions
June 25, 2015 - Industry News
The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.3 billion in April, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 6.8% from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Surface Trade, Freight
June 23, 2015 - Industry News
Soft manufacturing numbers are still affecting truck freight, with the American Trucking Associations' Truck Tonnage Index rising only 1.1% in May following a 1.4% loss in April.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index, American Trucking Associations
June 10, 2015 - Industry News
Large declines in trucking and pipeline, coupled with smaller declines in rail carloads and rail intermodal resulted in a decline in the total amount of U.S. for-hire freight movements in April from March.
June 9, 2015 - Industry News
Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports has returned to normal levels following ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report.
Tags: Freight, Ports, Port Trucking, Economy, Intermodal
June 4, 2015 - Product News
NFI has announced that it is using MacroPoint’s freight tracking software to enhance load tracking capabilities for its current customers.
Tags: Vehicle Tracking, Macropoint, NFI, Freight
May 19, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3% to 128.6 in April to the lowest level in a year.
Tags: ATA, Freight, GDP, Truck Tonnage Index
May 18, 2015 - Product News
Bam Worldwide announced Bamwire, a specialty asset-based lending platform for motor carriers designed to help small fleets grow their business.
Tags: Freight, Small Fleets, Factoring
April 28, 2015 - Industry News
At the National Private Truck Council annual meeting, economist Kenny Vieth declared private fleets are now “sitting in the catbird seat” because they are “poised for growth” as the economy keeps gaining speed and freight volumes keep rising.
Tags: National Private Truck Council, ACT Research, NPTC, Freight, Economy, Private Fleets, Information Technology
April 21, 2015 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased by 1.1% in March marking the 5th monthly increase in the past 6 months.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
April 15, 2015 - Industry News
The Port of Savannah moved 333,058 TEUs in March, setting a single-month record that surpassed its previous high set in October 2014 by more than 21,000 TEUs.
Tags: Freight, Ports, Capacity, Port of Savannah, Intermodal
April 7, 2015 - Industry News
While some may complain that truck freight levels haven’t taken off like a rocket since the end of the Great Recession, the fact is they have posted solid improvements, according to Jonathan Starks of the freight forecasting firm FTR -- and could be headed for a new peak.
Tags: Economy, Freight, FTR, Spot Freight
April 6, 2015 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement neighbors of Canada and Mexico totaled $89.3 billion in January, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 1.2% from a year earlier,
March 11, 2015 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry fell slightly in January from the month before, but remains close to its record high level.
March 9, 2015 - Industry News
Freight volume fell 37% year-over-year in February and spot-market freight availability declined for the second consecutive month in February, according to DAT -- so why did rates rise compared to last year?
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Volume, DAT Solutions, Polar Vortex
March 4, 2015 - Industry News
Intermodal rail traffic fell in February, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Ports
February 17, 2015 - Product News
ComFreight has announced a new API which integrates the company's applications with a customer's back office software.
Tags: Freight, API, Mobile Apps, ComFreight
February 12, 2015 - Industry News
Driver shortages, driver turnover and regulations could all affect the potential growth of the trucking industry in 2015, according to analysis from GE Capital.
Tags: GE Capital, Driver Shortage, Truck Orders, Freight, Industry Trends
U.S. retail sales slumped in January for the second straight months, falling 0.8% from the month before, according to a new Commerce Department report and double the amount forecast by many economists.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
February 11, 2015 - Industry News
The latest reading on freight movements in the U.S. shows the amount carried by the for-hire transportation industry was virtually unchanged in December from November, failing to rise after five consecutive months of increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
February 10, 2015 - Industry News
North American shipment volumes and total spending on freight both dropped in January, according to the Cass Freight Index, but they were also at their highest level for the month in at least three years.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
February 9, 2015 - Industry News
Southeastern Freight Lines is expanding its regional LTL business, opening four new services centers in Kentucky and Ohio in response to growing customer need.
Tags: Southeastern Freight Lines, LTL, Freight, Expansion
February 4, 2015 - Product News
Aljex Software is partnering with Logistical Labs to integrate Aljex’s operations software with the Logistical Labs LoadDex platform.
Tags: 3PL, Freight, Aljex Software, Freight Rates
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