Tuesday, August 02, 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 15.7 percent in May 2011 compared to May 2010, hitting $77.3 billion.
Following a cumulative 9.9 cent gain over the previous three weeks, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the price per gallon of diesel dropped 1.2 cents to $3.937.
This tool enables shippers to choose from various certified reports to get a clear handle on the main drivers of carbon emissions from the transportation modes used for pickup and delivery emissions in their supply chains
Posted on 08/02 at 05:59 AM
Monday, August 01, 2011
In its July report, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure the manufacturing sector—known as the PMI—was 50.9 percent. This represents a 4.4 percent drop from June’s 55.3.
UPS recently announced in its annual Sustainability Report that it is continuing to reduce the amount of fuel used per each delivered package it moves in the United States.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Second 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, were strong, with total revenue up 37.9 percent at $151.5 million.
The survey found that larger carriers—those with more than $25 million in revenue—are twice more likely to be interested in buying a company compared to smaller carriers (with less than $25 million in revenue).
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Rail traffic was up slightly for the week ending July 23, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 07/28 at 12:02 PM
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An edict from the European Union (EU) focused on emissions reduction is drawing the ire of the United States Congress and the air cargo industry.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
At a time when economic momentum continues to fluctuate, new orders for durable goods showed in June did nothing to quell that notion, falling 2.1 percent—or $4.0 billion.