Thursday, September 23, 2010
During the depths of the recession, the trucking industry found itself in a situation where shippers clearly had the upper hand when it came to pricing. This was true in both the truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) sectors. But since that time the economy has shown some gradual signs of a recovery, which subsequently led to a rate recovery of sorts on the TL side. Now, it appears, the LTL sector is catching up.
Posted on 09/23 at 11:24 AM
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Express said this week it has rolled out various upgrades to its domestic service line.
Posted on 09/23 at 08:51 AM
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Coming on the heels of President Obama’s call for increased transportation infrastructure investment in the United States, a group of bipartisan politicians is calling on Congress to create a National Infrastructure Bank.
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach today released the 2010 San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update
Posted on 09/22 at 10:42 AM
Port of Los Angeles •
Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) announced it has opened up new service centers in South Houston, Texas and Kalamazoo, Michigan in an effort to better serve shippers in these locales.
The battle for increasing truck size and weights received a shot of good news, when the White House last week has agreed to a request from Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to permanently enact a pilot program allowing trucks weighing up to 100,000 pounds to travel on federal interstate highways in Maine.
The air cargo industry has made unexpected gains in recent months, but analysts are not predicting that the trend will continue into 2011.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
“Only the paranoid survive.” Given the claims almost every candidate is making about the other guy (or gal), no matter their party persuasion, you might think I’m talking about politics. But, I’m talking about materials handling.
Average diesel prices for the week of September 20 at $2.960 per gallon were up 1.7 cents from the week of September 13. Prior to this increase, diesel prices have been heading down since reaching $2.991 the week of August 9, falling a cumulative six cents from August 9 to September 6.
Posted on 09/21 at 09:02 AM
Diesel Prices •
Data published by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, indicates that net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles were up 15 percent year-over-year in August.