October 2, 2013
A more than two-year streak in U.S. auto sale gains came to an end in September, but don’t read too much into the decline, say analysts. Early estimates show new sales fell 4% in September compared to the same time a year ago, to a little more than 1.1 million vehicles.
October 1, 2013
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet have approved $150 million in bond proceeds to finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program
September 26, 2013
Growth for the nation’s economy picked up dramatically in the second quarter of the year with the gross domestic product increasing at an annual rate of 2.5%.
DAT overall spot market load availability increased 2.3% September 15-21, compared to the previous seven days. This follows earlier released figures showing August was down 1.8% from the month before but was up 16% compared to the same time a year ago.
September 24, 2013
ANAHEIM -- The trucking industry is looking at a severe capacity crunch in coming years with a variety of factors contributing to the situation, according to Bob Costello, chief economist of the American Trucking Associations.
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.4% in August after falling 0.6% in July. The latest gain was the largest since May.
There could be a lot more freight for trucking to move in the future from the nation’s manufacturing sector.
September 19, 2013
Containerized cargo volume at the Port of Long Beach surged 16% in August compared to the same month a year ago, with double-digit percentage gains in both imports and exports.
September 17, 2013
U.S. Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have just introduced legislation they say would support the American trade economy and significantly strengthen American ports.
September 11, 2013
Freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.3% in July from June, rising after a one month decline.
August 27, 2013
New figures from the freight matching service provider DAT show available freight on the spot market has fallen over the past week.
If increased traffic along the nation’s highways is a accurate indicator of increased commerce and an improving economy, then things are better overall than they were the same time a year ago according to one firm, Inrix, which monitors traffic congestion.
August 21, 2013
Freight rates on one leading spot market have declined over the past week, but they remain stronger than usual for this time a year, especially in two sectors.
August 20, 2013
The amount of freight moved last month fell for the first time since April, according to newly released figures.
August 19, 2013
U.S. Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash. and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. have introduced legislation to provide more money for American ports, including many in the Pacific Northwest, by closing a loophole.
August 14, 2013
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.2% in June from May, declining after a one month increase, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Freight Transportation Services Index.
August 9, 2013
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has just released the Transportation Statistics Annual Report for 2012.
Cargo backlogs continue at the Port of Oakland leaving truckers waiting for hours to pick up containers according to the Contra Costa Times.
August 8, 2013
The number of loads available on one of the nation’s biggest spot markets saw its best July, but new figures also show freight levels over the past week is down from the week before.
August 7, 2013
Maryland officials announced the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals handled a record 9.55 million tons of general cargo during its 2013 fiscal year, which was between July 2012 and June 2013.
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