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September 16, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, FTR

September 15, 2016 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Movements Hit New Record High Level

New U.S. Transportation Department figures show the amount of for-hire freight rose 1.6% in July from June, the fourth consecutive monthly gain and a new record high.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Index Reflects Improved Market

Source: FTR

FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index improved in July reflecting improved market prospects as a result of moderate economic growth and a regulatory environment that is tightening capacity.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity

August 23, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Hits Lowest Level in 9 Months

Source: ATA

Truck tonnage in July hit its lowest level since October 2015, per the most recent American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.

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

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Offers Strategies to Fight Congestion

Photo: U.S. DOT

Trucking industry research organization ATRI recently led the development of two primers for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Integrated Corridor Management program.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, ATRI, Freight

August 5, 2016 - Industry News

CAGTC: Critical Freight Infrastructure Ignored by DOT Grants

The advocacy group Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors is calling out the Department of Transportation for not granting enough funding money to critical freight-hub projects.

Tags: Grant Funding, U.S. Department of Transportation, Freight, Infrastructure Funding

August 3, 2016 - Product News

FR8 Revolution Launches Online Freight Management Platform

Screenshot via FR8.guru

Provider of cloud-based, data-driven tools for the transportation industry FR8 Revolution has launched FR8.guru, a new platform and marketplace with routing, scheduling and tracking features.

Tags: Freight, Capacity, Load Board, Asset Tracking, FR8 Revolution

July 28, 2016 - Industry News

Trucks Move Bigger Slice of NAFTA Freight, Overall Value Keeps Falling

Percent change in value of U.S.-NAFTA freight flows by mode: May 2015-2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

A new Transportation Department report shows trucks carried more U.S. freight by value with its NAFTA partners, Canada and Mexico, in May compared to the year before. But declines in all other freight modes led to a 3.1% decrease in the dollar value of cross-border freight, totaling $89 billion.

Tags: NAFTA, Freight

July 26, 2016 - Industry News

Investors Show Increased Interest in Uber-Like Trucking Startups

Image via Transfix

Money is lending credibility to a new crop of Uber-like trucking startups, with two large investment firms recently spending millions of dollars to fund the startups Transfix and CargoX.

Tags: Investment, Freight, Load Board, Uber, Shipping Service, Freight Uberization

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Truck Tonnage Index Seesaws Downward in June

Source: ATA

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dropped by 1.5% in June, following a nearly 3% gain in May.

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

July 13, 2016 - Industry News

Total For-Hire Shipments Rise Despite Trucking Decline

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

A U.S. Transportation Department measure of the amount of freight carried by the nation's for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2% in May from April, the second consecutive monthly gain, and is just 1.5% below the all-time high level hit in December 2014.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

July 7, 2016 - Product News

Carrier Logistics Integration Offers Alternative to EDI

Image via project44

Carrier Logistics will give carriers an alternative option for electronic data interchange feeds through a new integration with project44, the company has announced.

Tags: 3PL, Freight, Shippers, Carrier Logistics, Software Integration

June 24, 2016 - Industry News

Trailers Orders Down 14% in May

Trailer orders fell nearly 14% month over month in May, coming close to earlier projections for a seasonal slowdown.

Tags: Economy, Trailers, ACT Research, Freight, Trailer Orders

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

May Was A Good Month for Truck Tonnage

Source: ATA

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased in May following two consecutive months of decreases.

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

June 10, 2016 - Industry News

Kentucky Aims to Form Freight Advisory Committee

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released its 2016 Statewide Freight Plan for public comment and is seeking recommendations to establish a freight advisory committee to enhance communications between the Cabinet and the freight industry.

Tags: Department of Transportation, Kentucky, Freight

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Reflect Slow Freight Growth

Source: FTR

The FTR Trucking Conditions Index for April was up over the previous month, but still not significantly better-- reflecting soft market conditions affecting the trucking sector.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

Spot Van, Flatbed Rates Inch Upward Amid Higher Freight Levels

National average truckload van and flatbed rates each rose a penny on increased demand for freight hauling services during the week ending May 28 compared to the previous week, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.

Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, Freight Rates, DAT Solutions

May 24, 2016 - Industry News

ATA: Despite Declines, Freight Tonnage Outlook is Better

Graph: ATA

American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased in the month of April, indicating a soft freight environment.

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

May 16, 2016 - Industry News

Trucking Conditions Falter in Weaker Economic Environment

Source: FTR

FTR's Trucking Conditions Index fell by nearly 50% in March as a weak economy during the first quarter of 2016 negatively impacted the freight market.

Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Capacity, Freight Rates

May 16, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index

May 11, 2016 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Measure Falls to Lowest Level in Two Years

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

The amount of freight moved by the nation’s entire for-hire transportation industry declined for the second straight month in March, hitting its lowest level since March 2014, according to U.S. Transportation Department figures released on Wednesday.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Index

May 9, 2016 - Industry News

IANA Expects Intermodal Volume Increases this Year

Source: IANA

Intermodal volume in the first quarter of 2016 increased, underscoring the segment's core strengths despite other indicators, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s latest report.

Tags: Intermodal, Freight, IANA

May 4, 2016 - Product News

Logistic Dynamics Offers Freight Tracking With MacroPoint

Transportation management company Logistic Dynamics, Inc., has partnered with asset tracking provider MacroPoint to offer freight tracking for shippers, brokers, third-party logistics companies and carriers.

Tags: Macropoint, Freight, Logistics, Asset Tracking

April 20, 2016 - Industry News

March Truck Tonnage Index Down But Still Solid

Source: ATA

After a surge in February, the American Trucking Associations' For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased in March, taking away about half of the gains made the month before.

Tags: ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index

April 19, 2016 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Drop, Intermodal Continues Decline

A measure of truckload linehaul rates moved lower last month compared to a year earlier for the first time since May 2010 as intermodal freight rates continued their downward slide.

Tags: Economy, Freight, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates

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