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.
August 5, 2013
Domestic intermodal container volume continued its steady performance in the second quarter of 2013 with 9% year-over-year gains, largely attributable to a strong big box segment, with total intermodal traffic rising by 2.4% for the quarter.
July 23, 2013
The amount of freight moved in June moved barely higher after surging in May, but it still managed to hit a record high, according to the American Trucking Associations. But that partly reflects a heavier freight mix.
July 10, 2013
Summer typically marks the doldrums of the import freight season, and this one will likely be no exception, but things are expected to pick up big time in the fall, according to the new Port Trucker forecast from the National Retail Federation.
July 8, 2013
The U.S. Transportation Department says California's Devore Interchange is a critical freight link serving 21,000 trucks each day. Now the state has broken ground on a modernized Devore Interchange that will relieve freight congestion.
June 13, 2013
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.2% in April from March, declining after five consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
May 30, 2013
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the members of the National Freight Advisory Committee, which will provide advice and recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system.
May 29, 2013
A Congressional panel will hold a hearing in Southern California on Thursday to examine how the region’s unique transportation challenges impact the movement of freight throughout the entire nation.
A new report issued by the American Trucking Associations shows trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation in the United States as even more goods were delivered by truck.
A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the value of goods moving between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners by all modes of transportation decreased by 4% in March compared to a year ago, but rose 63.7% compared to March 2009.
May 8, 2013
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.3% in March from February, rising for the fifth month in a row, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
March 26, 2013
The freight-matching service provider DAT TransCore new North American Freight Index shows a return to post-recession freight volumes during February, following a record-setting January.
February 15, 2013
Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of January, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 42% last month compared to January 2012. Freight volume was unusually robust for the season, exceeding December levels by 24%
January 9, 2013
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.7% in November from October, rising after a one-month decline. This information is according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index.
The November 2012 index level (108.9) was 15.5% above the April 2009 low during the recession
December 11, 2012
Spot freight rose 3.6% in the U.S. and Canada November over October, according to the DAT North American Freight Index -- the first time November freight volumes outpaced October levels since the DAT Freight Index was established in 1996
November 15, 2012
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2% in September from August, rising after a one-month decline
Spot freight was up only slightly in October from the previous month and fell year-over-year, according to the DAT North American Freight Index
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