Friday, May 06, 2011
While the Cass data showed growth in February and March following three months of decreases, April was relatively flat on a sequential basis. April shipments at 1.113 were up 12.3 percent annually and 0.45 percent compared to March’s 1.108, with shipments above for the 1.0 mark for the 11th straight month going back to May 2010’s 1.014 breaking the 1.0 level for the first time since November 20008.
Earlier today, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide (YRCW) reported a $102 million net loss in the first quarter and a $2.14 loss per share. Despite the losses, company officials said this represented an improvement over the first quarter of 2011, which saw a net loss of $274 million and $13.15 per share.
In keeping with its aggressive march in global forwarding, Crane Worldwide Logistics has reached another milestone, reports Kewill, a major software provider.
Carload volume—at 295,347—was flat on an annual basis, and intermodal volumes for the week ending April 30 at 229,677 trailers and containers were up 7.8 percent year-over-year.
Thursday, May 05, 2011
First quarter earnings for Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, saw total revenue-at $129.4 million-increase by 45.3 percent compared to the first quarter of 2010.
ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said this week that a preliminary reading of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles net orders for North American markets hit 32,800 units in April.
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company's global trade arm, said this week that it is continuing its global expansion efforts with the opening of five new offices in its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.
The Dedham, Mass.-based firm said that the TMS market has "bounced back" after the global recession, growing faster than the rate of inflation in 2010, with significant growth forecasted through 2015.
Americans are significantly more concerned about nearly all aspects of their security compared to six months ago, according to new research conducted by Unisys Corporation.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Like its companion report, which focuses on manufacturing, the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business showed positive growth for the 17th straight month in April. The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—was 52.8 in April, 4.5 percentage points lower than March's 57.3. Even with the sequential decline, a reading above 50 represents growth.
Posted on 05/04 at 12:19 PM