Monday, September 14, 2015
When it comes to addressing the yawning infrastructure needs of this country, many state legislatures and governors are basically saying, “Who needs Washington? Let’s do it ourselves.”
Posted on 09/14 at 07:53 AM
Fuel Tax •
Friday, September 11, 2015
The most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continued to show a recent growth push, with the July TCI, which is the most recent month for which data is available, hitting a new high for 2015.
Posted on 09/11 at 10:49 AM
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.6 percent from June to July, following a 0.3 percent decline from May to June.
Posted on 09/11 at 09:16 AM
Freight TSI •
Carloads were off 0.4 percent annually at 287,339, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 17 percent compared to the same week last year at 279,867.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
XPO Logistics said it plans to acquire Con-way, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based provider of transportation and logistics services, including its flagship less-than-truckload group Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload, and its global 3PL unit Menlo Logistics.
Posted on 09/10 at 08:57 AM
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
With the holiday season quickly approaching, gains in imports are following, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
Earlier today, the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), a trade union representing pilots at UPS, said its leadership has called on its 2,528 members to authorize a pilot strike against UPS. It said that if this gets membership approval, the IPA’s five-member executive board would be able to request a release from federally-mediated negotiations with UPS
Posted on 09/09 at 11:24 AM
With a 2 cent gain to $2.534 per gallon, the national weekly average price is up for the first time since it increased from $2.904 the week of May 18 to $2.914 the week of May 25.
Posted on 09/09 at 09:56 AM
Diesel Prices •
Logistics managers charged with delivering heavy project cargo just-in-time may soon have an alternative to multiple air carrier contracts and/or less reliable ocean carriage alternatives.
Carriers see a bottom in the market, expect pent-up Q4 demand ahead, as rates hover at or near below-cost levels.