Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Retail sales in August showed modest increases, according to data released earlier today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Following four straight weeks of declines, diesel prices went north for the week ending September 13, according to data released this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
While the July index is down 22% from June, it is up 49% from the July 2009 index of 88
Monday, September 13, 2010
Citing strong second quarter earnings performances for publicly traded truckload carriers as a driver, increased demand for heavy duty vehicles and trailers is expected, according to ACT Research Inc., a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Trucking executives are feeling somewhat optimistic about business conditions heading into the fourth quarter, according to the results of a recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP).
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Posted on 09/13 at 09:12 AM
Supply Chain •
Friday, September 10, 2010
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters intends to ask the roughly 23,000 Teamster members of less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide (YRCW) to approve additional wage concessions, according to a report from the website of Teamsters for a Democratic Union.
Posted on 09/10 at 11:03 AM
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As has been the case in recent weeks, volumes for U.S. railroads continue to be record-breaking and the week ending September 4 was no exception, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 09/10 at 06:57 AM
Thursday, September 09, 2010
In a letter sent to shippers today, the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), said several major ocean carriers will no longer be providing container chassis.
Earlier today, Class I railroad carrier Norfolk Southern officially opened up its long-awaited Heartland Corridor, a public-private partnership between NS and Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and the federal government