July 28, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index decreased in the month of April, indicating a soft freight environment.
May 16, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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.
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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
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
April 18, 2016 - Industry News
Growth in freight shipments slowed in March, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report, while freight spending turned negative – but a longer-term view of cargo movements and the overall economy appears at least somewhat brighter.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Freight Rates, Cass Freight Index
April 11, 2016 - Industry News
YRC Freight is offering a new accelerated service with shipment times that are one or two days faster than standard shipment times.
Tags: LTL, Freight, YRC Freight
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY -- The U.S. economy is "nowhere near” slipping into recession. But the economy is sending mixed signals, so what's going to happen to freight demand over the next several months? FTR's Eric Starks shared his insights at the MATS Fleet Forum Wednesday.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Freight, FTR, Economic Forecast, U.S. Economy
March 23, 2016 - Industry News
Led by strong regional demand, spot truckload rates rose across all three equipment types during the week ending March 19, hitting their highest levels in at least a month, according to DAT Solutions and its network of load boards.
March 22, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose by 7.2% in February, hitting an all-time high reading of 144.
March 15, 2016 - Industry News
The Trucking Conditions Index measure fell to a reading of 9.05 for January, indicating slowing growth patterns for truck freight.
Tags: Freight, FTR, Trucking Conditions Index, Spot Freight, Freight Rates
March 10, 2016 - Industry News
The number of North American freight shipments and the amount of expenditures both posted strong increases in February from the month before, according to newly released Cass Freight Index figures.
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