Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 18.1 percent in July 2011 compared to July 2010, coming in at $72.4 billion.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today that tonnage on a seasonally-adjusted basis fell for the third time in the last four months.
This nearly 5 cent dip follows 2.9 cents and 0.6 cent decreases over the previous two weeks, respectively
As many factors related to the economy remain highly uncertain, data released by freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates indicates that business conditions for shippers are better than they were earlier in the year but are again showing signs of slipping.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Shippers and truckers hailed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a ban on drayage owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles late yesterday
Freight broker Total Quality Logistics (TQL) recently announced it has opened a new satellite office in Dayton, Ohio.
While manufacturing has been considered a bright spot for the United States economy during of the economic downturn, recent data from consultancy Grant Thornton LLP indicates that manufacturers are losing faith in the growth prospects for the economy.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Analysts with the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner, are advising shippers to cast a critical eye on ocean carrier promises for “daily cut-offs.”
Friday, September 23, 2011
Carload volume—at 299,914—was down 1.4 percent year-over-year and was up compared to last week’s 278,382.
Posted on 09/23 at 10:16 AM
Rail Freight •
While the global economy remains firmly entrenched in a holding pattern, data from Panjiva showed a seasonal increase in the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments for the fourth time on the last five months.