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.
Tags: Freight, Spot Freight, DAT Transcore
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
July 8, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. Transportation Department says California's Devore Interchange is a critical freight link serving 21,000 trucks each day. Now the state has broken ground on a modernized Devore Interchange that will relieve freight congestion.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Freight, I-15, I-215, Highways, California
June 13, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry fell 1.2% in April from March, declining after five consecutive monthly increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Tags: Freight, TSI
May 30, 2013 - Industry News
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the members of the National Freight Advisory Committee, which will provide advice and recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system.
Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation, Freight, MAP-21, Infrastructure
May 29, 2013 - Industry News
A Congressional panel will hold a hearing in Southern California on Thursday to examine how the region’s unique transportation challenges impact the movement of freight throughout the entire nation.
Tags: Freight, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, California
A new report issued by the American Trucking Associations shows trucking continues to be the dominant mode of freight transportation in the United States as even more goods were delivered by truck.
Tags: Economy, ATA, Freight
A new U.S. Transportation Department report shows the value of goods moving between the U.S. and its NAFTA partners by all modes of transportation decreased by 4% in March compared to a year ago, but rose 63.7% compared to March 2009.
Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation, Freight, NAFTA, Canada, Mexico, Economy
May 8, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.3% in March from February, rising for the fifth month in a row, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Tags: Economy, Freight, BTS
March 26, 2013 - Industry News
The freight-matching service provider DAT TransCore new North American Freight Index shows a return to post-recession freight volumes during February, following a record-setting January.
Tags: Freight, rates, DAT Transcore, Spot Freight
February 15, 2013 - Industry News
Reaching the highest-ever volume for the month of January, the DAT North American Freight Index increased 42% last month compared to January 2012. Freight volume was unusually robust for the season, exceeding December levels by 24%
Tags: Economy, Freight, DAT, Spot Freight, Brokers
January 9, 2013 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 1.7% in November from October, rising after a one-month decline. This information is according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics' Freight Transportation Services Index.
The November 2012 index level (108.9) was 15.5% above the April 2009 low during the recession
Tags: Industry, BTS, FTSI, Freight
December 11, 2012 - Industry News
Spot freight rose 3.6% in the U.S. and Canada November over October, according to the DAT North American Freight Index -- the first time November freight volumes outpaced October levels since the DAT Freight Index was established in 1996
Tags: Economy, Freight
November 15, 2012 - Industry News
The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.2% in September from August, rising after a one-month decline
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