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March 23, 2017

Cross-Border Freight Value Up for Third Straight Month

The year started out with trucking and the other four major transportation modes carrying more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in January than compared to a year earlier, according to new Transportation Department figures.

March 8, 2017

For-Hire Freight Movements Remain Steady

While the amount of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation sector was unchanged in January from December, according to a new Transportation Department report, it did manage a slight increase from the same time a year ago.

February 23, 2017

U.S. Cross-Border Freight Value Inches Higher, Trucking’s Share Falls

The value of freight moved between the U.S. and its border neighbors increased in December for the third time in five months following a string of declines, according to new figures released Thursday by the Transportation Department.

February 8, 2017

For-Hire Freight Movements Rise Again, Tying Record High

The amount of for-hire freight moved across multiple transportation modes increased 1% in December from the month before, marking the third consecutive monthly gain, according to the Transportation Department.

February 6, 2017

Intermodal Shipments Post Fourth-Quarter Gain, Down Last Year

Intermodal freight volumes returned to growth in the fourth quarter of 2016, posting a 1% year-over-year increase that tempered volume declines earlier the year, according to the Intermodal Association of North America.

January 26, 2017

Who's to Blame in This RR Crossing Wreck?

Newscasters focused on the non-working crossing lights and gates. But shouldn't the truck driver have looked for a train? Tom Berg has more in Trailer Talk.

January 19, 2017

Outlook for Freight Activity Seen as Improved

Three measures of freight activity and spending were mixed, according to new figures, but the outlook for their performances has improved, according to Cass Information Systems.

January 5, 2017

Cross-Border Truck Freight Value Falls Again

Trucking and two other freight transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in October 2016 compared to the same time a year earlier, according to a new Transportation Department report.

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 29, 2016

Value of Cross-Border Freight Falls Following One-Month Gain

The value of freight movements between the U.S. and its two next door neighbors moved back into negative territory following the first year-over-year increase since late 2014.

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.

August 26, 2016

Cross-Border Freight Value Moves Lower for 18th Straight Month

New Transportation Department figures show June marked the 18th consecutive month the total value of U.S. freight movements with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico declined from the same time a year earlier.

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 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.

July 8, 2016

J.J. Keller Offers ELD Functionality for Hyrail Operators

J.J. Keller & Associates is offering a way to record on-duty hyrail time without counting against a driver’s allotted 11 hours of on-duty driving time.

May 27, 2016

Trucking Sees Smallest Decline In Cross-Border Freight Flows

Trucking and four other transportation modes carried less U.S. freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico in March 2016 compared to a year earlier, according to a new Transportation Department report.

May 16, 2016

Freight Shipments, Rates Well Below Year Earlier Levels

The amount of North America freight shipments and freight spending remain below levels from a year ago despite monthly gains, according to the latest Cass Freight Index report, and there is a concern conditions could get worse.

April 28, 2016

Cross-Border Truck Freight Rises, Overall Value Declines

Trucking was only one of two transportation modes that carried more U.S. freight by value with NAFTA trade partners Canada and Mexico in February than a year ago, increasing 4.7%.

April 11, 2016

CP Drops Norfolk Southern Merger Bid

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has announced it has terminated efforts to merge with Norfolk Southern Corp.

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