June 23, 2015
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
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
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 has announced that it is using MacroPoint’s freight tracking software to enhance load tracking capabilities for its current customers.
May 21, 2015
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
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
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 providers are going beyond merely easing cash flow for fleets.
April 28, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Intermodal rail traffic fell in February, according to new figures released by the Association of American Railroads.
February 17, 2015
ComFreight has announced a new API which integrates the company's applications with a customer's back office software.
February 12, 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.
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.
February 11, 2015
The latest reading on freight movements in the U.S. shows the amount carried by the for-hire transportation industry was virtually unchanged in December from November, failing to rise after five consecutive months of increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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