May 13, 2014 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
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
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 have recovered somewhat after declining across the board last week, according to new numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT.
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
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
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
Truckload linehaul rates spiked in March, with the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index surpassing the 120 mark, showing a 6% year-over-year increase.
Tags: Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Economy, Freight
April 16, 2014 - Industry News
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.
April 14, 2014 - Industry News
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.
April 10, 2014 - Industry News
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
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.
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
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.
April 2, 2014 - Industry News
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
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
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
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.
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
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
This happened as total load volume on the spot market increased 7.2% with truck capacity up by 6.4%.
March 18, 2014 - Industry News
The American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index performed better in February after plunging 4.5% in January, but weather was still a factor in the numbers.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage, Freight, American Trucking Associations
The U.S. Labor Department reports the Consumer Price index increased 0.1% in February from the month before, the smallest hike since last October, while gaining just 1.1% over the last 12 months.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Home Starts, Inflation
March 17, 2014 - Industry News
Manufacturing increased 0.8% compared to the month before, nearly erasing a 0.9% decline in January, which the Fed attributed to extreme weather.
Tags: Economy, Industrial Production, Freight
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