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May 5, 2014

Average Cargo Theft Loss Jumps 38.5% Despite Fewer Thefts

In the first quarter of 2014 a total of 206 full-truckload cargo theft incidents in the United States were recorded, according to a new report from logistics security services provider FreightWatch International.

April 30, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Stabilize

Rates on one of the nation’s largest spot freight markets are fairly stable amid lower freight levels.

April 24, 2014

U.S.-NAFTA Trade Increases, Trucks Gain Most of Any Mode

Two of five transportation modes, truck and pipeline, carried more U.S.-North American Free Trade Agreement freight in February 2014 than compared to the same time a year earlier, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

April 24, 2014

Big Fee Hike to be Proposed for Some U.S. Bound Cross-Border Shipments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has announced proposed changes to the fees it charges to recoup costs for conducting agricultural quarantine inspections at U.S. ports of entry.

April 23, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Recover from Last Week

Spot market freight rates have recovered somewhat after declining across the board last week, according to new numbers from the freight matching service provider DAT.

April 22, 2014

March Truck Tonnage Gains, First Quarter Down From Previous One

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 0.6% in March, after jumping 1.9% the previous month, according to just released figures.

April 17, 2014

Merger Creates Fourth Largest Container Shipping Company

Container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, also known as CSAV, have signed a binding contract on merging CSAV’s entire container business with Hapag-Lloyd.

April 17, 2014

Missouri Launches Next Phase of Freight Plan

The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched the next phase of the Missouri Freight Plan to engage business and local leaders, along with freight and industry stakeholders, in a discussion regarding funding of Missouri's freight infrastructure.

April 17, 2014

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Price Indices Hit New Highs

Truckload linehaul rates spiked in March, with the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index surpassing the 120 mark, showing a 6% year-over-year increase.

April 16, 2014

Spot Market Freight Rates Retreat Yet Still Healthy

Following several weeks of increases spot market freight rates and the number of loads available have fallen over the past week, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

April 14, 2014

DAT: Record Spot Freight Drives Record Rates in March

In a year of a record amount of freight on the spot market, March was no exception with freight availability increasing 56% in March compared to the same time a year ago, according to the DAT North American Index.

April 10, 2014

Port of Baltimore Handled Record Amount of Containers, Autos in 2013

The total amount of general cargo at the port’s public marine terminals reached 9.6 million tons, matching last year’s record.

April 9, 2014

Flatbed Rates Continue Leading Spot Freight Market

Spot market freight rates for flatbed loads continue soaring, despite a decline in the amount of overall freight, according to new figures released by the freight matching service provider DAT.

April 9, 2014

DOT Freight Index Hits Third Highest Level on Record

The amount of freight carried by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry rose 1.2% in February from January, rising after two consecutive monthly declines.

April 8, 2014

Strong Volume Reflected in Cass Freight Index

March freight shipment volume in the U.S. increased 6.6% over the prior month, on top of the 7.3% rise seen in February, according to the just released Cass Freight Index.

April 2, 2014

Flatbed Spot Market Rates Soar; Vans, Reefers Also Gain

Rates on the spot market keep heading higher, with all three major sectors posting increases, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.

April 2, 2014

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Unprecedented Capacity Constraints

A new report shows business conditions in the trucking industry remain positive, despite a slight downturn, amid warnings of a possible capacity shortage.

March 31, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending and GDP Gain Among Other Indicators

New figures show biggest driver of the U.S. economy increased last month while the overall economy grew more than estimated a month ago.

March 26, 2014

Spot Freight Rates Recover from a Week Earlier

Rates on the spot market have recovered after generally moving lower a week earlier, according to new figures released from the freight matching service provider DAT.

March 26, 2014

123Loadboard.com Launches Mobile Trucking App

123Loadboard.com has launched a mobile trucking app for Apple iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad that's designed to help professional truckers locate truck loads in the U.S. and Canada.

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