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January 9, 2017

The Steel Box That Changed Global Logistics

A dockworker from the 1950s would not recognize a modern cargo port, where huge gantries move steel boxes full of cargo from all over the world between ships, trains, and trucks. Deborah Lockridge has more in the All That's Trucking blog.

December 16, 2016

Report: Overall Freight Shipping Levels, Rates Better than They First Look

While a measure of total U.S. freight shipments in October broke a string of being in negative territory for 20 months, November fell back while separate reports for the month show an improvement in intermodal rates for the second consecutive month while truckload linehaul rates turned lower.

November 28, 2016

Cass Freight Measures Post First 2016 Gains

Two measures of freight shipping posted their first year-over-year improvements in more than 12 months, indicating there has been more than the usual fall surge in shipment volume.

November 9, 2016

For-Hire Freight Shipments Fall for Second Straight Month

A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the total amount of for-hire freight moved in the country fell 0.6% in September from the month before, the second consecutive monthly drop.

November 4, 2016

Intermodal Volumes Reflect Sluggish Market Conditions

Total intermodal volume fell in the third quarter of 2016, according to an Intermodal Association of North America quarterly report.

October 24, 2016

Tighter Utilization Boosts Intermodal Competitive Index

FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index rebounded in August to a reading of 2.16, easing some of the concerns of the previous month’s weak reading, according to FTR.

October 18, 2016

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Remain Down From Last Year

Truckload linehaul and intermodal rates are continuing their declines despite some slight improvements, according to two new reports.

September 19, 2016

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Tumbling

Measures of both truckload and intermodal rates posted another rounds of declines, according to new figures released by freight payment processor Cass Information Systems.

September 16, 2016

FTR: Future Transportation Will Require a Whole New Playbook

Changes on the way for trucking could be as sweeping as the deregulation of the early 1980s or the invention of the Interstate Highway System, according to analysts with FTR at the company's transportation conference.

September 16, 2016

Intermodal Volume Unexpectedly Weak in July

FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index fell more than three points from June to a reading of 0.6 in July, a large drop that nearly brought the ICI into negative territory.

September 9, 2016

Economic Watch: September Retail Imports Strong

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports should be at near-peak levels this month even as retailers work to cope with the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released Friday.

August 29, 2016

CIMC to Boost Container Chassis Marketing, Distribution

The initiative includes a new sales director, and will extend the builder's lineup of products to trailer dealers throughout North America.

August 25, 2016

J.B. Hunt Founder to be Inducted Into Supply Chain Hall of Fame

J.B. Hunt Transport Services founder Johnnie Bryan Hunt will be inducted into the inaugural class of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ Hall of Fame.

August 22, 2016

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Falling

Truckload linehaul rates fell again in July from the same time a year ago, marking the fifth straight month of year-over-year declines, according to latest readings from the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index.

August 5, 2016

Quarterly Intermodal Growth Streak Ends

Overall intermodal traffic recorded its first volume decline in the second quarter of the year following 25 consecutive quarters of growth, according to a new report from the Intermodal Association of North America.

July 18, 2016

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Improves Second Quarter Profit by 2%

Trucking and intermodal giant J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported its second quarter profit increased just slightly, falling short of Wall Street expectations.

July 12, 2016

FTR Index Shows Less Competitive May for Intermodal Market

FTR’s Intermodal Competitive Index dropped in May reflecting a domestic intermodal sector that is still experiencing somewhat difficult competitive conditions.

June 30, 2016

ASF Intermodal Opens Baltimore Terminal

ASF Intermodal has expanded into the Baltimore, Md., market with a new intermodal drayage terminal, joining 13 other terminals throughout the South and Midwest.

June 27, 2016

Panama Canal Opens Larger Locks; Impact on U.S. Logistics Unclear

After many delays, the larger locks of the Panama Canal opened this weekend, allowing larger ships carrying intermodal shipping containers coming from Asia to access East Coast and Southeast ports. While there has been much speculation that this could shift cargo traffic away from the busy West Coast ports, how exactly things will play out is yet to be seen.

June 21, 2016

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Still Dropping

Separate gauges of truckload line haul rates and intermodal rates both fell in May, according to newly released figures, following a Monday report showing freight levels are well below those of the last several years.

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