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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.

December 9, 2014

Trucks Hauled Over 73 Percent of Shipments Nationwide

Trucks accounted for 73.1% of the total value of commodities shipped in 2012 with a worth of more than $10 trillion, according to a U.S. Census Bureau survey.

December 5, 2014

DAT Keypoint Integrates MacroPoint Freight Tracking

DAT Solutions is integrating the freight tracking technology designed by MacroPoint enabling users of DAT’s Keypoint TMS to track freight carried by third party drivers and for hire carriers.

December 5, 2014

Intermodal Rail Traffic Hits New Record High

The Association of American Railroads said Thursday for the week ending Nov. 29, U.S. railroad intermodal volume totaled 220,873 units, up 6.2% compared with the same week last year and the highest level on record.

November 10, 2014

Cass Freight Index Shows ‘Turmoil’

Some freight is having trouble entering the country and moving quickly to final end users while, the “transportation ecosystem is finding itself in turmoil” as freight shipments, particularly imports, climb in anticipation of a stronger holiday shopping season this year.

November 10, 2014

Domestic Containers Drive Intermodal Traffic Surge

Total intermodal freight volume rose 5.1% in the third quarter of the year compared to the same time in 2013, while domestic U.S. and international volumes individually reported gains in of 5.5% and 4.7%, respectively.

November 7, 2014

Intermodal Rail Traffic Sets New Records

According to the Association of American Railroads, it totaled 1,381,749 containers and trailers, up 4.9%, or 64,071 units, over October 2013.

November 3, 2014

Intermodal Rail Traffic Has Third Busiest Week

The week ending Oct. 25, rail intermodal traffic was up 6.7% compared with the same week last year -- higher growth than that of rail traffic overall.

October 29, 2014

UPS Expecting Record Holiday Volume, Up 11%

With 56 days left until Christmas UPS is expecting to set another record this holiday season in terms of the number of packages it will deliver.

October 23, 2014

FedEx Predicts Record Holiday Volume

The season is expected to be bolstered by three volume spikes throughout December, occurring the first three Mondays of the month and each expected to surpass 20 million shipments in volume.

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