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March 4, 2015

West Coast Port Problems Cause Drop in Intermodal Rail Traffic

Intermodal rail traffic fell in February, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.

February 17, 2015

ComFreight Announces Back Office Integration

ComFreight has announced a new API which integrates the company's applications with a customer's back office software.

February 12, 2015

Driver Issues May Hurt Trucking Industry Growth in 2015

Driver shortages, driver turnover and regulations could all affect the potential growth of the trucking industry in 2015, according to analysis from GE Capital.

February 12, 2015

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Slump, Container Volume to Increase

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.

February 11, 2015

For-Hire Freight Index Stable, Remains Near Record High

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

Freight Spending, Shipments Decline from Month Before, Up Over 2014

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.

February 9, 2015

Southeastern To Open 4 New Service Centers

Southeastern Freight Lines is expanding its regional LTL business, opening four new services centers in Kentucky and Ohio in response to growing customer need.

February 6, 2015

Apex To Launch Free Load Board

Apex is launching a free load board at NextLOAD.com which will become available to the public on March 26. The website features custom filters, alerts and is designed to be used on any computer or smart phone.

February 4, 2015

Aljex Integrates Software with Freight Pricing Platform

Aljex Software is partnering with Logistical Labs to integrate Aljex’s operations software with the Logistical Labs LoadDex platform.

January 29, 2015

3PLs Today and Tomorrow

Outsourcing their transportation management functions to 3PLs gives shippers more flexibility to meet their shipping needs and access to the latest transportation management technologies.

January 28, 2015

West Coast Problems Cause Georgia Ports to See More Freight

Marine ports in Georgia ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2% increase in twenty-foot equivalent container units, and a 7.4% increase in total tonnage, according to new figures released by the Georgia Ports Authority.

January 27, 2015

Nevada Working on Freight Transportation Plan

The Nevada Department of Transportation has announced it will put together a plan for making enhancements to the state’s transportation system when it comes to moving freight.

January 22, 2015

Labor Unrest Causes West Coast Ports to See Mixed Volumes

Container volumes at the Port of Los Angeles increased 6% in 2014 over the previous year, marking the third busiest year in the port’s history, just behind 2007 and 2006 levels

January 20, 2015

Truck Tonnage Unchanged in December, Up 3.5% in 2014

A new report shows the amount of freight moved in the final month of last year was unchanged from the month before but posted a healthy gain for all of last year.

January 14, 2015

Two Ports Handle Record Volume, Cope with Freight Challenges

Two of the nation’s marine port complexes said they handled record container volume in 2014.

December 31, 2014

Reefers Rates Improve on Spot Freight Market

The spot freight market posted its usual seasonal lull the week of Christmas, but one sector saw a slight overall rate improvement, according to the freight matching service provider DAT Solutions.

December 22, 2014

2015 Trailer Orders Boost November Numbers

November trailer orders in the U.S. hit 39,356, the second highest month ever behind October of this year, according to a report from FTR.

December 19, 2014

Truck Tonnage Index Hits Highest Recorded Level in November

The American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 3.5% to 136.8 in November -- the highest level on record.

December 17, 2014

New Jersey Tops List of Truck Freight Congestion

The George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. topped the list of the most congested locations for truck freight, according to analysis from the American Transportation Research Institute.

December 10, 2014

DOT For-Hire Freight Index Hits Record High

The U.S. Transportation Department’s Freight Transportation Services Index rose 0.3% in October from September, the fourth consecutive month-over-month gain, hitting an all-time high.

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