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July 16, 2015

Freight Shipment, Expenditure Levels Mixed

The amount of freight moved and how much shippers paid recovered somewhat in June in the U.S., but both are below levels from a year ago, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report.

July 15, 2015

ITS Dispatch Integration Provides Faster Access to Capital

ITS Canada announced an integration with asset-based lending solutions company BAM Worldwide to provide faster access to funds for freight transactions.

July 15, 2015

Spot Market Freight Rates, Available Loads Drop

Rates declined across all three equipment types on the spot freight market as available truckload capacity increased while load availability fell, according to new figures released by DAT Solutions, which operates the DAT network of load boards.

July 9, 2015

Trucker Path Truckloads Enters Public Beta Testing

Trucker Path has launched the public beta testing of its shipping marketplace platform called Trucker Path Truckloads.

July 9, 2015

For-Hire Freight Shipments Rebound in May

A measure of for-hire freight movements in the U.S. increased in May following an April decline, according to a new U.S. Transportation Department report.

July 8, 2015

Spot Van, Refrigerated Freight Rates Improve Slightly

Average spot truckload rates last week rose for van and refrigerated loads but dipped for flatbeds, reports DAT Solutions.

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,


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