November 29, 2016 - Industry News
The value of freight movements between the U.S. and its two next door neighbors moved back into negative territory following the first year-over-year increase since late 2014.
Tags: Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Canada, Economy, Railroads, Surface Trade
November 28, 2016 - Industry News
Two measures of freight shipping posted their first year-over-year improvements in more than 12 months, indicating there has been more than the usual fall surge in shipment volume.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
November 9, 2016 - Industry News
A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the total amount of for-hire freight moved in the country fell 0.6% in September from the month before, the second consecutive monthly drop.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight Index
August 26, 2016 - Industry News
New Transportation Department figures show June marked the 18th consecutive month the total value of U.S. freight movements with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico declined from the same time a year earlier.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads
August 5, 2016 - Industry News
Overall intermodal traffic recorded its first volume decline in the second quarter of the year following 25 consecutive quarters of growth, according to a new report from the Intermodal Association of North America.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal
July 12, 2016 - Industry News
FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index dropped in May reflecting a domestic intermodal sector that is still experiencing somewhat difficult competitive conditions.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, FTR
May 27, 2016 - Industry News
Trucking and four other transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to a new Transportation Department report.
May 16, 2016 - Industry News
The amount of North America freight shipments and freight spending remain below levels from a year ago despite monthly gains, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report, and there is a concern conditions could get worse.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
April 28, 2016 - Industry News
Trucking was only one of two transportation modes that carried more U.S. freight by value with NAFTA trade partners Canada and Mexico in February than a year ago, increasing 4.7%.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Surface Trade
April 11, 2016 - Industry News
Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has announced it has terminated efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.
Tags: Railroads, Norfolk Southern, CP
January 28, 2016 - Industry News
A Nevada trucking company has been refused a retrial stemming from a fatal 2011 accident in which an Amtrak train was struck by a truck along U.S. 95, causing the deaths of 6 people, including the trucker.
Tags: Accidents, NTSB, Railroads, Litigation
November 5, 2015 - Industry News
Despite month-to-month variations, third quarter intermodal freight traffic growth of 3.4% was in line with year-to-date results, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Tags: Canada, Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight
October 29, 2015 - Industry News
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors Canada and Mexico fell in August, totaling $92.4 billion, thanks largely to the drop in fuel and oil prices moved by pipeline and vessel.
Tags: Canada, Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Mexico, Railroads, Freight, Global
October 27, 2015 - Industry News
Playing beat the clock, the House of Representatives today approved by voice vote a three-week extension of transportation funding.
Tags: Railroads, Highway Funding, U.S. House of Representatives, Highway Trust Fund
October 26, 2015 - Industry News
The latest proposed extension of federal highway funding includes a provision to delay a mandate for automatic-braking equipment on trains that could turn passing the measure into a game of political football.
October 5, 2015 - Industry News
While a lot of rail freight is not growing, rail intermodal is growing according to an analyst at ACT Research.
Tags: ACT Research, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight
September 18, 2015 - Industry News
Norfolk Southern Corp is restructuring its Triple Crown Services subsidiary to focus on the transportation of automobile parts, the company has announced.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Norfolk Southern
June 11, 2015 - Industry News
BNSF Railway announced new, faster service offerings along its Northern Corridor route, after heavy oil-field and grain shipments last year caused service times to drop.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, BNSF
May 8, 2015 - Industry News
ShipCarsNow and Ready Auto Transport have joined forces to provide truck or rail transportation to vehicle shippers as a response to increasing volumes for remarketed and new cars.
Tags: ShipCarsNow, Cox Automotive, Ready Auto Transport, Vehicle Transportation, Railroads
April 23, 2015 - Industry News
Freight movements between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico fell in February, hitting its lowest level in terms of value since 2011, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.
April 13, 2015 - Industry News
Despite the slowing of economic growth late last year on into this year, the economy will pick up steam over the rest of this year, according to the State of Logistics Report Quarterly Update.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Truck Tonnage, GDP, Logistics, State of Logistics Report
March 18, 2015 - Industry News
The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its North America neighbors increased 4.5% in 2014 compared to a year earlier, while over the longer term trucking has some lost market share to other transportation modes.
March 12, 2015 - Industry News
Intermodal freight movements are finally recovering since a tentative agreement was worked out about three weeks ago between West Coast Port workers and shipping companies, but diversions of freight from this part of the country are expected to continue.
Tags: Intermodal, FTR, Ports, Research, Port Trucking, Stoughton, China, Railroads
March 9, 2015 - Industry News
As many as 40 persons were injured when an AmTrak passenger train collided with a commercial truck that was on the tracks in North Carolina today, according to a report from ABC News.
Tags: Railroads, Collision, Accidents, North Carolina, Grade Crossing Accidents
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
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