Thursday, December 13, 2012
The much-maligned Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program received another setback this week, when the Department of Defense said in a Federal Register notice that it “does not meet DOD security standards and cannot be used as of January 29, 2013.”
ATA reported that the annualized linehaul truck driver rate at large truckload fleets is intact at more than 100 percent for the second straight quarter in the third quarter.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
While Air cargo volumes have crept along at a snail’s pace during most of 2012. The year is apparently going to end without a push for last minute electronics and other higher value retail goods to fill the space on cargo planes to capacity.
Posted on 12/12 at 04:49 PM
Air Cargo •
Air Freight •
DHL U.S. CEO provides LM with an update of its expansion in Miami and recent Global Buyer Initiative update.
Posted on 12/12 at 02:35 PM
The BTS said that the October Freight TSI at 107.1 is 13.6 percent higher than April 2009’s low point of 94.3 during the recession.
Posted on 12/12 at 12:33 PM
Freight TSI •
The report stated that this development came to light in the form of an internal e-mail by a FedEx sales executive in an internal e-mail which was unsealed in a class action lawsuit filed in a federal court in Memphis last year, which claims FedEx Corp. and FedEx Corporate Services overcharged commercial and government customers up to $3 each for millions of delivered packages.
Posted on 12/12 at 10:22 AM
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline fell 3.6 cents to $3.991 per gallon, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week.
Posted on 12/12 at 09:12 AM
Diesel Prices •
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Forecasting fuel rates has never been more difficult for shippers, maintained Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c., a senior analyst at Mercator International LLC
Posted on 12/11 at 07:21 PM
Supply Chain •
Weakening economic conditions in several key foreign markets and outright recessions in others led to mixed results for California exporters during October, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released this morning by the U.S. Commerce Department.
Posted on 12/11 at 03:29 PM
While there were few surprises contained in ISM’s December 2012 Semiannual Economic Forecast, the overall findings suggest growth in the United States will continue in 2013