November 10, 2014 - Industry News
Some freight is having trouble entering the country and moving quickly to final end users while, the “transportation ecosystem is finding itself in turmoil” as freight shipments, particularly imports, climb in anticipation of a stronger holiday shopping season this year.
Tags: Economy, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Port Trucking, Cass Freight Index
Total intermodal freight volume rose 5.1% in the third quarter of the year compared to the same time in 2013, while domestic U.S. and international volumes individually reported gains in of 5.5% and 4.7%, respectively.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight, Economy
November 7, 2014 - Industry News
According to the Association of American Railroads, it totaled 1,381,749 containers and trailers, up 4.9%, or 64,071 units, over October 2013.
Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight
November 3, 2014 - Industry News
The week ending Oct. 25, rail intermodal traffic was up 6.7% compared with the same week last year -- higher growth than that of rail traffic overall.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Economy, NAFTA, Global
October 29, 2014 - Industry News
With 56 days left until Christmas UPS is expecting to set another record this holiday season in terms of the number of packages it will deliver.
Tags: UPS, Freight, FedEx, Holiday Driving
October 23, 2014 - Industry News
The season is expected to be bolstered by three volume spikes throughout December, occurring the first three Mondays of the month and each expected to surpass 20 million shipments in volume.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, FedEx
October 22, 2014 - Industry News
Cargo container traffic rose 7.3% in September at the Port of Long Beach compared to the same month last year, marking the Southern California seaport’s busiest September since 2007, the Port’s peak year.
Tags: Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
October 21, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of truck tonnage hauled in the U.S. during September was unchanged from the month before remaining at a record high level, according to new American Trucking Associations figures.
Tags: Economy, ATA, American Trucking Associations, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
October 8, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Freight Transportation Services Index, which is based on the amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry, rose 0.6% in August from July, rising for the second consecutive month.
Tags: Economy, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
September 30, 2014 - Industry News
Truck and rail traffic are expected to grow, good news for the economy as well as the carriers -- but with growth comes congestion, and transportation planners need more information and better direction from Congress on how to manage the problem. That’s the message from the Government Accountability Office.
Tags: DOT, Congress, Freight, Highway Bill
September 9, 2014 - Industry News
Freight interests are staking ground for the next highway program, asserting the need for sustainable funding, systematic planning and improved efficiency. The Freight Stakeholders Coalition, representing 18 carrier and shipper organizations including American Trucking Associations, published a 9-point platform for the upcoming debate over reauthorization of the program.
Tags: DOT, Congress, Highways, Freight, Legislation, Highway Funding, ATA, IANA, NITL
North American freight volumes bounced back in August from a normal July dip, but it did not lead to a similar increase in freight spending, according to the Cass Freight Index.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
September 4, 2014 - Industry News
The less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight saw its August billed revenue per day increase by approximately 10% above last year's level, according to a disclosure it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Tonnage, ABF, Saia
September 3, 2014 - Industry News
The North Carolina-based operation also affirmed its previously announced expectations for growth in its LTL revenue per hundredweight.
Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Fleets, Freight, Earnings
August 19, 2014 - Industry News
Import cargo volume at the nation’s busiest port complex barely increased, if at all in July, due to shipper concerns about contract talks involving longshoremen working at West Coast ports.
Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Freight, Ports, Port Trucking
August 13, 2014 - Industry News
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Freight Transportation Services Index declined 0.9% in June from May, falling after four consecutive monthly increases, according to numbers released Wednesday.
Tags: Economy, Freight Index, Freight
The freight logistics sector slowed in July, following a seasonal trend, with both freight shipments and freight payments down 3.9% from the previous month, according to the latest Cass Freight Index.
August 8, 2014 - Industry News
A refrigerated intermodal container service between the Pacific Northwest and the Midwest has ended due service from partner BNSF Railway that allegedly was not so hot.
Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Cold Train, BNSF
August 4, 2014 - Industry News
International containers increased 9.6%, trailers improved by 4.3%, and domestic containers grew 7.6% quarter-over-quarter, all indications that the intermodal industry is recovering from a harsh winter and a contracted economy.
Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight
July 29, 2014 - Industry News
Contract logistics provider, Exel, and its sister logistics company, DHL Supply Chain, have formed a new freight brokerage company, Exel Freight Connect.
Tags: Freight, Brokers, Exel Freight Connect
July 21, 2014 - Industry News
Freight tonnage will grow 23.5% from 2013 to 2025 and freight revenues will jump 72%, according to the American Trucking Associations' U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast to 2025, a look at the future of freight. It predicts continued growth for both the trucking industry and freight economy overall.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, Forecast, Statistics, Freight
July 16, 2014 - Industry News
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx received a report this week from the Department of Transportation’s National Freight Advisory Committee making 81 recommendations to improve the performance of the nation’s freight transportation system.
Tags: Infrastructure, U.S. Transportation Secretary, Department of Transportation, Highway Funding, U.S. DOT, Highways, Freight
Spot market freight rates has declined across the board in the most recent week, following healthy gains the week before, according to the freight matching service provider DAT.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore, Freight Rates
July 10, 2014 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.6 percent in May from April, rising for the fourth consecutive month, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Freight Transportation Services Index released Thursday.
Tags: Economy, Research, U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
July 9, 2014 - Industry News
Rates on the spot market soared over the past week, according to new figures from the freight-matching service provider DAT. Flatbeds led the hikes gaining 4.1% June 29 through July 5, compared to the previous seven days, hitting $2.54 per mile.
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