October 9, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry in the U.S. rose 0.4% in August from July, rising for the second consecutive month to reach the second highest level in the history of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Freight Transportation Services Index which goes back to 2000.
Tags: U.S. DOT, Freight, Freight Index
October 7, 2013 - Industry News
Intermodal rail traffic in the U.S. during September hit the second-highest weekly average of any month on record, according to new figures from the Association of American Railroads.
Tags: Intermodal, Freight
October 2, 2013 - Industry News
A more than two-year streak in U.S. auto sale gains came to an end in September, but don’t read too much into the decline, say analysts. Early estimates show new sales fell 4% in September compared to the same time a year ago, to a little more than 1.1 million vehicles.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Auto Sales
October 1, 2013 - Industry News
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and members of the Florida Cabinet have approved $150 million in bond proceeds to finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program
Tags: Florida, Freight, Ports
September 26, 2013 - Industry News
Growth for the nation’s economy picked up dramatically in the second quarter of the year with the gross domestic product increasing at an annual rate of 2.5%.
Tags: Economy, Freight, GDP, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Home Sales
DAT overall spot market load availability increased 2.3% September 15-21, compared to the previous seven days. This follows earlier released figures showing August was down 1.8% from the month before but was up 16% compared to the same time a year ago.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
September 24, 2013 - Industry News
ANAHEIM -- The trucking industry is looking at a severe capacity crunch in coming years with a variety of factors contributing to the situation, according to Bob Costello, chief economist of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: drivers, Economy, ATA, Freight, TMW
The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 1.4% in August after falling 0.6% in July. The latest gain was the largest since May.
Tags: ATA, Truck Tonnage, Freight
There could be a lot more freight for trucking to move in the future from the nation’s manufacturing sector.
Tags: Economy, Freight, Manufacturing
September 19, 2013 - Industry News
Containerized cargo volume at the Port of Long Beach surged 16% in August compared to the same month a year ago, with double-digit percentage gains in both imports and exports.
Tags: Port of Long Beach, Imports, Freight, Ports, Exports
September 17, 2013 - Industry News
U.S. Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., have just introduced legislation they say would support the American trade economy and significantly strengthen American ports.
Tags: U.S. Senate, Freight, Ports
September 11, 2013 - Industry News
Freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.3% in July from June, rising after a one month decline.
Tags: BTS, TSI, Surface Transportation, U.S. DOT, Freight
August 27, 2013 - Industry News
New figures from the freight matching service provider DAT show available freight on the spot market has fallen over the past week.
If increased traffic along the nation’s highways is a accurate indicator of increased commerce and an improving economy, then things are better overall than they were the same time a year ago according to one firm, Inrix, which monitors traffic congestion.
Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Freight, Inrix
August 21, 2013 - Industry News
Freight rates on one leading spot market have declined over the past week, but they remain stronger than usual for this time a year, especially in two sectors.
Tags: Fleets, Freight, Owner-Operators, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
August 20, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved last month fell for the first time since April, according to newly released figures.
Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight, Truck Tonnage Index
August 19, 2013 - Industry News
U.S. Senators Patty Murray, D-Wash. and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash. have introduced legislation to provide more money for American ports, including many in the Pacific Northwest, by closing a loophole.
Tags: Freight, Ports
August 14, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 0.2% in June from May, declining after a one month increase, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics’ Freight Transportation Services Index.
Tags: Freight, BTS
August 9, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Transportation Department’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics has just released the Transportation Statistics Annual Report for 2012.
Tags: Statistics, U.S. Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Freight
Cargo backlogs continue at the Port of Oakland leaving truckers waiting for hours to pick up containers according to the Contra Costa Times.
Tags: drivers, Freight, Ports, Owner-Operators
August 8, 2013 - Industry News
The number of loads available on one of the nation’s biggest spot markets saw its best July, but new figures also show freight levels over the past week is down from the week before.
August 7, 2013 - Industry News
Maryland officials announced the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals handled a record 9.55 million tons of general cargo during its 2013 fiscal year, which was between July 2012 and June 2013.
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
Domestic intermodal container volume continued its steady performance in the second quarter of 2013 with 9% year-over-year gains, largely attributable to a strong big box segment, with total intermodal traffic rising by 2.4% for the quarter.
Tags: Intermodal, IANA, Freight
July 23, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight moved in June moved barely higher after surging in May, but it still managed to hit a record high, according to the American Trucking Associations. But that partly reflects a heavier freight mix.
Tags: ATA, Freight, Economy
July 10, 2013 - Industry News
Summer typically marks the doldrums of the import freight season, and this one will likely be no exception, but things are expected to pick up big time in the fall, according to the new Port Trucker forecast from the National Retail Federation.
Tags: Economy, Freight, National Retail Federation, Imports
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