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June 25, 2015

U.S. Cross-Border Freight Value Declines

The value of U.S.-NAFTA freight totaled $93.3 billion in April, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 6.8% from the same time a year earlier.

June 23, 2015

May Truck Tonnage Increases But Remains Weak

Soft manufacturing numbers are still affecting truck freight, with the American Trucking Associations' Truck Tonnage Index rising only 1.1% in May following a 1.4% loss in April.

June 10, 2015

Report: For-Hire Freight Movements Ease Up

Large declines in trucking and pipeline, coupled with smaller declines in rail carloads and rail intermodal resulted in a decline in the total amount of U.S. for-hire freight movements in April from March.

June 9, 2015

Economic Watch: U.S. Ports Returning to Normal

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports has returned to normal levels following ratification of a new West Coast labor agreement, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report.

June 4, 2015

NFI Chooses MacroPoint for Freight Tracking

NFI has announced that it is using MacroPoint’s freight tracking software to enhance load tracking capabilities for its current customers.

May 21, 2015

TQL’s App Features Voice Search Capability

TQL has released Carrier Dashboard 4.1, a mobile app for truckers with speak-and-search technology designed to help drivers save time in finding freight on the road.

May 19, 2015

April Truck Tonnage Decreases, Weakening GDP Outlook

American Trucking Associations’ seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 3% to 128.6 in April to the lowest level in a year.

May 18, 2015

Lending Platform Tailored to Small Fleets

Bam Worldwide announced Bamwire, a specialty asset-based lending platform for motor carriers designed to help small fleets grow their business.

April 29, 2015

Freight Factoring Goes Beyond Cash Flow

Freight-factoring providers are going beyond merely easing cash flow for fleets.

April 28, 2015

Vieth: Private Fleets Sitting Pretty

At the National Private Truck Council annual meeting, economist Kenny Vieth declared private fleets are now “sitting in the catbird seat” because they are “poised for growth” as the economy keeps gaining speed and freight volumes keep rising.

April 21, 2015

Truck Tonnage Positive Going into Spring Season

American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased by 1.1% in March marking the 5th monthly increase in the past 6 months.

April 15, 2015

Savannah Port Sees All-Time Record Cargo in March

The Port of Savannah moved 333,058 TEUs in March, setting a single-month record that surpassed its previous high set in October 2014 by more than 21,000 TEUs.

April 7, 2015

Freight Outlook Good Despite Some Weaknesses

While some may complain that truck freight levels haven’t taken off like a rocket since the end of the Great Recession, the fact is they have posted solid improvements, according to Jonathan Starks of the freight forecasting firm FTR -- and could be headed for a new peak.

April 6, 2015

Cross-Border Truck Freight Rises in January

The amount of freight moved between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement neighbors of Canada and Mexico totaled $89.3 billion in January, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures, down 1.2% from a year earlier,

March 11, 2015

DOT Freight Index Moves Lower For Second Straight Month

The amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry fell slightly in January from the month before, but remains close to its record high level.

March 9, 2015

February Freight Volume Falls 37% From Year Ago

Freight volume fell 37% year-over-year in February and spot-market freight availability declined for the second consecutive month in February, according to DAT -- so why did rates rise compared to last year?

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.

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