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August 3, 2017 - Industry News

Intermodal Recovery Strengthens During Second Quarter

Intermodal service providers again demonstrated clear gains in the intermodal sector. Photo: Jim Park

Total intermodal freight volumes gained 4.5% in the second quarter of the year, the strongest growth in nearly three years, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America.

Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight

July 31, 2017 - Industry News

Value of U.S.-NAFTA Freight Rises for 7th Straight Month

U.S.-NAFTA freight value percent change from previous year over the last 24 months. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A rise in the value of cross-border trucking freight between the U.S. and the other two North American Free Trade Agreement partner counties helped push total value of commodities higher for the seventh straight month in May, according to a new Transportation Department report.

Tags: Economy, Cross-Border Trucking, Railroads, Surface Trade, Freight

July 19, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Forecasts Steady Rise in Truck Tonnage Over Next Decade

Image via ATA

The ATA Freight Transportation Forecast is projecting steadily increasing freight tonnage overall and for the trucking industry for the next ten years.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Tonnage, Economic Forecast

July 18, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Falls 4.3%

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 4.3% in June. That's in contrast to a 6.9% gain the month prior.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Rebounds, Hits New Record High

Freight Transportation Services Index, May 2012 - May 2017. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The level of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transporters rebounded in May following a two-month decline, according to the U.S. Transportation Department.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

July 10, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Imports Could Hit New Record High Following Big Gains

July and August should be two of the busiest months ever seen for imports at the nation’s major retail container ports, possibly setting a new record as merchants enter the back-to-school season and begin to stock up for the holiday season that will follow, according to a new forecast from the National Retail Federation, a retail trade association.

Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight, Ports, Containers, Port Trucking

July 6, 2017 - Industry News

ArcBest Announces Space-Based Minimum Charges for LTL Shipments

Photo: ArcBest Freight

ArcBest announced it will apply space-based cubic minimum charges for less-than-truckload shipments, effective Aug. 1.

Tags: E-commerce, LTL, Freight, ABF

June 22, 2017 - Industry News

House Bill Aims For Dedicated Revenue Source for Freight Infrastructure

Photo: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the House on June 22 would create a Freight Transportation Infrastructure Trust Fund, funded through a national 1% “waybill fee” on the transportation cost of goods.

Tags: FMCSA, Infrastructure, Freight, Infrastructure Funding

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Improved Freight Demand Could Increase Equipment Purchases

Source: FTR

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index showed improving freight demand while ACT Research's For-Hire Trucking Index indicated that fleets were looking to buy new equipment.

Tags: Economy, ACT Research, Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index

May 23, 2017 - Industry News

ATA April Truck Tonnage Drops for Third Month

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire-Truck Tonnage Index slid 2.5% in April, marking the third straight month of declines.

Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

April 21, 2017 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Conditions Not as Bad as Recent Hard Numbers Suggest

There are good indications the U.S. economy will further strengthen following recent reports that conditions slowed a bit in the first quarter of the year and at the beginning of the second quarter.

Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Freight, GDP, Manufacturing, Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Gross Domestic Product

April 18, 2017 - Industry News

March Truck Tonnage Slips; Moderate Growth Forecast

Rough weather in March was to blame for depressed truck tonnage numbers in the month, according to the American Trucking Associations. Despite the drop, March’s numbers were still slightly better in year-over-year comparisons.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

Choppy Freight Reduces Driver Turnover Rate

Photo: Nussbaum

The American Trucking Associations has reported that the churn rate at large and small fleets dropped by double digits in the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks only to the choppiness of the freight market.

Tags: ATA, LTL, Driver Turnover, Freight, Truckload

March 21, 2017 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Drops Slightly After Strong January

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Association’s advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index declined slightly in February following a solid increase the month before.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

March 8, 2017 - Product News

MacroPoint Integrates Load Tracking with Oracle TMS

MacroPoint has announced a partnership with Eminent Global Logistics, an Oracle PartnerNetwork member, to integrate its load tracking platform with Oracle Transportation Management solutions.

Tags: Macropoint, Freight, Integration, Asset Tracking

February 21, 2017 - Industry News

Freight Shows Signs of Life in ATA Truck Tonnage Index

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.9% in January, offsetting some of the decline noted in December.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

February 2, 2017 - Product News

FreightRover Offers Owner-Operators Self-Dispatch Capabilities

Photo: FreightRover

Indianapolis-based online freight exchange platform FreightRover has partnered with Celadon Trucking to provide the company’s owner-operators with self-dispatch features.

Tags: Dispatch, Freight, Owner-Operators, Load Board, Mobile Apps

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Hotlanta: Atlanta Tops DAT's List of Places to Find Spot Freight

Atlanta was the hottest place to find spot truckload freight in 2016, according to DAT Solutions, which operates the largest on-demand freight exchange for spot market truckload freight.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Truckload, DAT Solutions

January 27, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Activity Looks Strong to Start 2017

Photo: Cargo Transporters

Truckable Economic Activity, the parts of Gross Domestic Product that spends time in trucks, looks to be getting off to a strong start in 2017.

Tags: Economy, Imports, Freight, HDAD, GDP, Exports

January 24, 2017 - Industry News

December Truck Tonnage Reflects Pattern of Volatility

Source: ATA

The American Trucking Associations advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index fell 6.2% in December, losing ground after a strong showing in November.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

January 10, 2017 - Product News

Omnitracs Releases Virtual Load View App

Omnitracs has added a mobile application to its Virtual Load View solution, providing access to real-time load tracking data when an Omnitracs unit is not available.

Tags: Freight, Shippers, Brokers, Omnitracs, Asset Tracking

January 10, 2017 - Industry News

Freight Ton-Mileage Could Increase 49% by 2045

Source: Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Ton-miles on the U.S. transportation system are projected to grow by 49% in the next 30 years, according to new freight projections from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the Federal Highway Administration.

Tags: FHWA, Freight, BTS

December 20, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Shows Significant Increase

Source: ATA

The American Truck Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index spiked 8.2% in November, recovering from a slight 0.3% dip in the month before.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage, Truck Tonnage Index

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Helps For-Hire Freight Movements Bounce Back

Freight Transportation Services Index, October 2011-October 2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

The amount of for-hire freight moved in the U.S. increased following two months of declines, according to new Transportation Department figures.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

FTR: Conditions Point to Tightening Capacity

Chart: FTR

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index for October, while currently in low positive territory, remains on course to reflect improving conditions for carriers as capacity tightens from regulations being implemented.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity

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