Freight

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December 10, 2015

Trucking Conditions Expected to Improve in 2016

The October FTR index fell by more than three points from September to a reading of 5.06, in line with previous predications from FTR.

December 10, 2015

Spot Market Rates Rebounding as Dry Vans Jump

Rates on the spot truckload market may finally be showing signs of rebounding as a 45% increase in the number of available loads greatly outweighed the 12% hike in truck capacity last week.

December 9, 2015

For-Hire Freight Shipments Hit Highest Level of 2015

A measure of the amount of freight moved by for-hire transportation in the U.S. rebounded following a one-month decline, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

December 7, 2015

Vigillo Keeping CSA Scores Available via Carrier Select

Vigillo has announced that Carrier Select, the company’s carrier selection tool for freight brokers, shippers and insurance providers, will continue to provide CSA scores that its carrier customers can opt-in to share.

November 24, 2015

Mostly Flat Truck Tonnage Index Posts Small Increase

American Trucking Associations seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.9% in October following a slight decrease in September.

November 13, 2015

ACT Research: October Volumes Reflect Freight Softening

A report on Class 8 freight volumes issued by ACT Research dovetails with other analysis released this week that signals motor carriers are starting to feel the effect of a slowdown in both import/export activity and in domestic manufacturing levels.

November 12, 2015

Trucking Conditions Index Declines, Further Drops Expected

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index declined from the previous month’s number to a reading of 8.46 in September. The reading in August was the highest of 2015 so far.

November 5, 2015

Intermodal Shipments Post Surprising Third Quarter Surge

Despite month-to-month variations, third quarter intermodal freight traffic growth of 3.4% was in line with year-to-date results, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

October 29, 2015

Cross-Border Freight Value Down More Than 8%

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its neighbors Canada and Mexico fell in August, totaling $92.4 billion, thanks largely to the drop in fuel and oil prices moved by pipeline and vessel.

October 27, 2015

Carrier Claim Management System Replaces Spreadsheets

TranSolutions has released the CarrierClaim software system for managing cargo claims of freight carriers.

October 20, 2015

‘See-Saw’ Truck Tonnage Index Shows Increase

After decreasing in August, the ATA's Truck Tonnage Index rose again in September, though the gain didn't quite make up for the losses.

October 15, 2015

For-Hire Freight Shipments Hit New Record in August

The amount of for-hire freight increased for the second consecutive month, hitting a new record high, due in large part to a jump in truck shipments, according to new U.S. Transportation Department figures.

October 5, 2015

Rail Freight Weakens But Intermodal Grows

While a lot of rail freight is not growing, rail intermodal is growing according to an analyst at ACT Research.

September 29, 2015

U.S.-Cross Border Freight Movements Drop 8% in Value

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its next door neighbors Canada and Mexico totaled $93 billion in July 2015. All modes except air carried less freight than in July 2014.

September 24, 2015

Crux Systems App Tracks Freight Orders

Crux Systems released an app that provides truck drivers, marine terminals and freight brokers with insight into delivery order status, container availability, routes and processing.

September 22, 2015

Truck Tonnage Index Dips Slightly in August

The American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell by 0.9% in August when compared to strong July numbers.

September 11, 2015

FTR Index Reflects Stronger Freight Forecast

GDP growth in the second quarter could drive improvements in freight and FTR is forecasting double digit positive Trucking Conditions Index readings by the end of the year.

September 8, 2015

DAT Offers Freight Market Analytics Online

DAT Solutions has launched an online analytics service for transportation and logistics professionals to access truck and load data on the 149 North American markets with the highest concentrations of inbound and outbound freight.

September 4, 2015

MacroPoint Granted 7th Patent for Freight Tracking System

MacroPoint announced that it has been granted a seventh United States patent for the company’s freight tracking system.

September 3, 2015

FourKites Offers Free Load Tracking to Brokers

Freight tracking technology provider FourKites has introduced FourKites CarrierLink, a free mobile app and tracking service for small to mid-size brokers.

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