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March 21, 2018 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Remain High Despite Slip

Freight rates for truckload linehaul and intermodal movements continued showing great strength in February, according to figures released Wednesday from one freight payment processor.

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

March 20, 2018 - Industry News

Schneider Completes Shift to Company-Owned Intermodal Chassis Network

Over a four-year period, Schneider purchased 15,000 intermodal chassis. Photo: Schneider

Trucking giant Schneider has completed its conversion to a company-owned and managed chassis fleet after buying 15,000 intermodal container chassis over the past four years.

Tags: Intermodal, Schneider, Chassis

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

For-Hire Freight Continues Setting New Records

Freight Transportation Services Index, December 2012 - December 2017. Credit: U.S. DOT

A gauge of the level of freight moved by the nation’s for-hire transportation industry capped off 2017 by posting another new all-time monthly high, according to the Transportation Department.

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

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: Old Dominion, Hub Group, Radiant Logistics Profits Move Higher

The fourth quarter 2017 earnings reporting season continued on Thursday with another three fleets – Old Dominion Freight Line, Hub Group, and Radiant Logistics – reporting increased profits, due not only to more business and better rates, but also to tax reform.

Tags: Old Dominion Freight Line, Intermodal, Hub Group, Radiant Logistics, Fleet Earnings

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Record Year for Intermodal Containers at Nation's Largest Ports

Post-Panamax cranes unload intermodal containers at the Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal. Photo: Georgia Port Authority

Intermodal cargo is booming at the nation’s ports. The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach both reported record levels of cargo. Georgia's Port of Savannah hit its highest annual volume ever, and the Port of New York and New Jersey also shattered its previous annual cargo volume record, set in 2015.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Georgia, Intermodal, Ports, Port of New York and New Jersey, Drayage

February 6, 2018 - Industry News

Seattle's Independent Port Drivers Get More Time to Buy Clean Trucks

Independent truck drivers at the Port of Tacoma say that regulations requiring new, clearner trucks, are too costly for them to comply with. Photo: Port of Tacoma

The Ports of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington reached a compromise with independent truckers who threatened a walk-out over a program that would ban trucks that don’t meet 2007 emissions standards from the ports.

Tags: Emissions Reduction, Ports, Independent Contractors, Truck Drivers, Clean Truck Program, Intermodal, Drayage

February 2, 2018 - Industry News

Intermodal Freight Numbers Finish the Year Strong

Intermodal freight volumes saw a growth rate of 5.8% year over year. Source: IANA

Intermodal freight volumes posted a strong fourth quarter that saw a growth rate of 5.8% year over year, according to an Intermodal Association of North America report.

Tags: Economy, Intermodal, Freight, IANA, Freight Volume

January 22, 2018 - Industry News

Truckload Linehual, Intermodal Rates Continue Increasing

A measure of truckload linehaul rates has hit a new record high while a separate gauge of intermodal shipping rates showed it posted its 15th straight increase.

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

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Profit More Than Triples

Trucking, intermodal and logistics services provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. kicked off the fourth quarter 2017 and full-year earnings season in the trucking industry on Thursday when it reported big gains in profits for both periods, due in large part to the recent tax law changes approved by Congress late last year.

Tags: Intermodal, J.B. Hunt, Fleet Earnings

January 18, 2018 - Industry News

How 3 SmartWay Excellence Honorees Cut Their Carbon Footprint

The expanded use of CNG-powered trucks has helped Pitt Ohio reduce both its carbon footprint and fuel costs. Photo: Mack Trucks

Three recipients of SmartWay's 2017 Excellence Award detail their best practices for increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, from intermodal to alternative fuels.

Tags: Carbon Footprint, SmartWay, EPA SmartWay, Fuel Economy, CNG, Kimberly-Clark, Intermodal, Pitt Ohio, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids

December 15, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Rates Continue Year-Over-Year Gains

Newly released figures show truckload linehaul rates as well as those for intermodal shipments moved higher again in November, when compared to a year earlier. But they also showed declines from the month before.

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

December 4, 2017 - Product News

CIMC Launches Intermodal Tire Chassis Tire Provider

Trailer manufacturer CIMC has launched a new company focused on providing replacement tires, retreads and supplies for intermodal chassis, called CIMC Commercial Tire.

Tags: Tires, Intermodal, Intermodal Chassis, CIMC

November 1, 2017 - Industry News

Intermodal Surges in Third Quarter, Volume Hits Record High

Graphic: IANA

Total intermodal freight volumes climbed 6.3% year-over-year in the third quarter for the strongest growth rate in over three years, according to new figures from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).

Tags: Railroads, Intermodal, Freight

October 31, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul, Intermodal Pricing Jump at Least 4%

Separate measures of truckload linehaul and intermodal rates moved higher in September, according to newly released reports, as the U.S. battered hurricanes and higher fuel prices.

Tags: Economy, Diesel Prices, Intermodal, Cass Intermodal Linehaul Index, Cass Truckload Linehaul Index, Freight Rates

October 16, 2017 - Industry News

Earnings Watch: J.B. Hunt Third Quarter Profit Slips

Profits for multi-modal freight transportation provider J.B. Hunt Transport Services fell a little more than 8% in the third quarter of the year despite increased revenue, with increased driver recruiting and retention costs part of the reason.

Tags: Intermodal, J.B. Hunt, Fleet Earnings

September 13, 2017 - Industry News

Trimble Acquires 10-4 Systems

Image via 10-4 Systems

Trimble has announced it has acquired privately held 10-4 Systems, a provider of multimodal shipment visibility solutions for shippers and transportation companies.

Tags: Trimble, Intermodal, Shippers, TMS, Asset Tracking, Mergers & Acquisitions

September 8, 2017 - Industry News

Southeast Ports Shutting Down Ahead of Hurricane Irma

In a move that will ripple through the supply chain, ports in the Southeast U.S. are shutting down ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Tags: Hurricanes, Intermodal, Ports, Hurricane Irma

September 5, 2017 - Industry News

Hundreds of Chassis Sent to Houston as Replacements

Photo: Port Houston

Chassis provider CIMC Intermodal Equipment is sending up to 600 40-foot gooseneck chassis to the Houston area this week as replacements for equipment damaged by Hurricane Harvey flooding.

Tags: Ports, Chassis, Houston, CIMC, Hurricane Harvey, Intermodal

September 1, 2017 - Industry News

Costco Drops California Fleet Accused of Abusive Labor Practices

Costco has dropped a California fleet accused labor abuses in the wake of a USA Today report on the trucking industry. Photo: Costco

In the wake of a report in June by USA Today showcasing extreme examples of alleged labor abuse,Costco said it will no longer do business with Pacific 9 Transport, a fleet based in Southern California.

Tags: Drivers, Intermodal, In the Media, Labor Unions, California

August 7, 2017 - Industry News

Trucking Freight Growth up Nearly 38% Since End of Great Recession

Freight TSI modal data, January 2000-December 2016. Graphic: U.S. DOT

Newly released U.S. Transportation Department figures show all but one of the major freight modes have grown since the end of the Great Recession, with trucking posting the second-highest increase.

Tags: Economy, Railroads, Intermodal, Freight Index

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

August 2, 2017 - Industry News

Capitol Hill Aide to Lead Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference

American Trucking Associations has named Tyler Rushforth as executive director of the Intermodal Motor Carrier Conference.

Tags: ATA, Intermodal, People, Lobbying

July 20, 2017 - Industry News

Truckload Linehaul Rates Firm Up, Intermodal Rate Momentum Slows

Truckload linehaul rates appear to be stabilizing, while intermodal rates continue moving higher but at a slower pace, according to two new reports.

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

July 14, 2017 - Industry News

How the Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Could Change Trucking

New market trends, including the recent Amazon acquistion of Whole Foods, are creating opportunites for fleets willing to rethink pickup and last-mile delivery. Photo: Tiger Cool Express

Opportunities are on the horizon for fleets willing to embrace new market trends and rethink some aspects of their operations, according to logistics experts Tom Finkbiner and Ted Prince, founders of Tiger Cool Express.

Tags: Refrigerated Truck, Retail Sales,, Intermodal, ELDs, Food and Beverage Fleets, Last Mile Delivery, Tiger Cool Express, FSMA

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


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