Monday, December 17, 2012
Heads of NITL and AAR discuss differences over railroad switching at RailTrends conference.
The Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee said it is prepared to exchange contract proposals with ABF on December 18 and bargain a solid contract for the 7,500 ABF Teamsters.
Posted on 12/17 at 10:15 AM
ABF Freight •
Friday, December 14, 2012
To support the productive enterprise, supply chains must embrace resiliency and become “massively multidimensional.”
In an effort to have closer proximity to one of the biggest technology regions of the United States, Class I railroad carrier Union Pacific said this week that it has opened up an Austin, Texas-based information technology center.
Carload volume—at 292,206—was down 1.6 percent annually, and intermodal—at 240,098 trailers and containers—were down 0.3 percent.
Posted on 12/14 at 01:57 AM
Rail Freight •
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $412.4 billion were up 0.3 percent compared to October and up 3.7 percent compared to November 2011. And the NRF reported that ovember retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.8 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from October and up 4.4 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
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