March 4, 2014
Congressman Jim McDermott, D-Wash., has introduced The Maritime Goods Movement Act for the 21st Century, H.R. 4105. The legislation would replace the current Harbor Maintenance Tax, designed to fund the operation and maintenance of American ports.
February 27, 2014
The amount of freight on the spot market has increased along with rates in two out of the three major categories.
February 19, 2014
Newly released figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT show rates on the spot market are down slightly over the past week in two the three major categories and while it unchanged in another.
Like many other parts of the American economy, trucking felt negative effects in January due to extremely cold weather, snow and ice, according to just released figures.
The Canada Border Services Agency has proposed regulations to mandate eManifest requirements for carriers hauling into the country.
February 17, 2014
One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy as well as trucking freight is expected to outperform last year’s activity.
The Intermodal Association of North American has submitted several recommendations to the Federal Highway Administration to increase its focus on the intermodal movement of freight, following the agency recently releasing a draft designating the nation’s Primary Freight Network.
February 14, 2014
Less-than-truckload carrier Averitt Express started offering this month climate-controlled services in self-contained, self-powered LTL shipping units. These units can be combined with dry cargo and other climate controlled units.
February 13, 2014
Truckload linehaul rates paid in January increased 2.9% from the same time a year earlier, resulting in the largest year-over-year increase in linehaul rates since last February.
Spot market freight availability rose 24% in January, exceeding December levels for only the second time since 1996, according to new figures from the the freight-matching service provider DAT.
February 12, 2014
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1% in December from November, declining after a one-month rise, according to new U.S. Department of Transportation figures, but activity is still very healthy.
Freight rates and the number of load available on the spot market posted impressive gains over the past week, according to just released numbers from the freight-matching service provider DAT.
February 7, 2014
Building on the industry’s positive 2012 performance, total intermodal shipments improved 4.6% in 2013, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s fourth quarter and year-end Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics.
North American shipment volumes and freight expenditures both continued the decline that began in December after the economy abruptly reversed direction near the end of last year, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
February 5, 2014
Recurring storms and strong month-end demand for capacity helped keep rates elevated on the spot truckload market during the week ending Feb. 1 compared to the previous seven days, according to a composite of the DAT network of load boards.
February 3, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will officially propose a rule that would require certain shippers, receivers, and carriers who transport food by motor or rail vehicles to take steps to prevent the contamination of human and animal food during transportation.
January 29, 2014
After a strong start to the month, freight activity and rates on the spot truckload market tapered off during the week ending Jan. 25 compared to the previous seven days.
Three of the five transportation modes - truck, rail and pipeline - carried more U.S.-NAFTA trade in November 2013 than they did a year earlier, according to new figures from the U.S. Transportation Department.
January 28, 2014
The Missouri Department of Transportation has launched the Missouri Freight Plan, the next step in a process started last year to develop the state's long-range transportation plan.
January 22, 2014
Two measures about the health of the U.S. trucking industry turned in either their best or near-record numbers for December.
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