October 2, 2013 - Industry News
A more than two-year streak in U.S. auto sale gains came to an end in September, but don’t read too much into the decline, say analysts. Early estimates show new sales fell 4% in September compared to the same time a year ago, to a little more than 1.1 million vehicles.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Auto Sales
October 1, 2013 - Industry News
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet have approved $150 million in bond proceeds to finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program
Tags: Florida, Freight, Ports
September 26, 2013 - Industry News
Growth for the nation’s economy picked up dramatically in the second quarter of the year with the gross domestic product increasing at an annual rate of 2.5%.
Tags: Economy, Freight, GDP, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales
DAT overall spot market load availability increased 2.3% September 15-21, compared to the previous seven days. This follows earlier released figures showing August was down 1.8% from the month before but was up 16% compared to the same time a year ago.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
September 24, 2013 - Industry News
ANAHEIM -- The trucking industry is looking at a severe capacity crunch in coming years with a variety of factors contributing to the situation, according to Bob Costello, chief economist of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: Drivers, Economy, ATA, Freight, TMW
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.4% in August after falling 0.6% in July. The latest gain was the largest since May.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage, Freight
There could be a lot more freight for trucking to move in the future from the nation’s manufacturing sector.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Manufacturing
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
Containerized cargo volume at the Port of Long Beach surged 16% in August compared to the same month a year ago, with double-digit percentage gains in both imports and exports.
Tags: Port of Long Beach, Imports, Freight, Ports, Exports
September 17, 2013 - Industry News
U.S. Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have just introduced legislation they say would support the American trade economy and significantly strengthen American ports.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Freight, Ports
September 11, 2013 - Industry News
Freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.3% in July from June, rising after a one month decline.
Tags: BTS, TSI, Surface Transportation, U.S. DOT, Freight
August 27, 2013 - Industry News
If increased traffic along the nation’s highways is a accurate indicator of increased commerce and an improving economy, then things are better overall than they were the same time a year ago according to one firm, Inrix, which monitors traffic congestion.
Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Freight, Inrix
August 21, 2013 - Industry News
Freight rates on one leading spot market have declined over the past week, but they remain stronger than usual for this time a year, especially in two sectors.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
August 20, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved last month fell for the first time since April, according to newly released figures.
Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
Domestic intermodal container volume continued its steady performance in the second quarter of 2013 with 9% year-over-year gains, largely attributable to a strong big box segment, with total intermodal traffic rising by 2.4% for the quarter.
Tags: Intermodal, IANA, Freight
July 23, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved in June moved barely higher after surging in May, but it still managed to hit a record high, according to the American Trucking Associations. But that partly reflects a heavier freight mix.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Economy
July 10, 2013 - Industry News
Summer typically marks the doldrums of the import freight season, and this one will likely be no exception, but things are expected to pick up big time in the fall, according to the new Port Trucker forecast from the National Retail Federation.
Tags: Economy, Freight, National Retail Federation, Imports
June 13, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.2% in April from March, declining after five consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Tags: Freight, TSI
May 30, 2013 - Industry News
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the members of the National Freight Advisory Committee, which will provide advice and recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system.
Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation, Freight, MAP-21, Infrastructure
May 29, 2013 - Industry News
A Congressional panel will hold a hearing in Southern California on Thursday to examine how the region’s unique transportation challenges impact the movement of freight throughout the entire nation.
Tags: Freight, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, California
A new report issued by the American Trucking Associations shows trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation in the United States as even more goods were delivered by truck.
Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight
A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the value of goods moving between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners by all modes of transportation decreased by 4% in March compared to a year ago, but rose 63.7% compared to March 2009.
Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation, Freight, NAFTA, Canada, Mexico, Economy
February 15, 2013 - Industry News
Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of January, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 42% last month compared to January 2012. Freight volume was unusually robust for the season, exceeding December levels by 24%
Tags: Economy, Freight, DAT, Spot Freight, Brokers
December 11, 2012 - Industry News
Spot freight rose 3.6% in the U.S. and Canada November over October, according to the DAT North American Freight Index -- the first time November freight volumes outpaced October levels since the DAT Freight Index was established in 1996
Tags: Economy, Freight
November 15, 2012 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2% in September from August, rising after a one-month decline
Tags: Economy, Freight, BTS
Spot freight was up only slightly in October from the previous month and fell year-over-year, according to the DAT North American Freight Index
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