Friday, March 14, 2014
Large trucking companies and shippers are welcoming a government proposal to require electronic logging devices in heavy trucks as a way to bolster trucking safety.
Posted on 03/14 at 11:14 AM
Carloads—at 274,480—were down 1 percent annually, and intermodal was up 3.7 percent compared to the same week last year at 244,015 containers and trailers
Thursday, March 13, 2014
While harsh winter weather remained an obstacle, retail sales in February saw gains, according to data released by the National Retail Federation and the United States Department of Commerce today.
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for January, the most recent month for which data is available, was 8.82 and is up 2.8 points from December, with FTR explaining that gain is indicative of what it described as belated improvement in truckload rates that started to take hold last July, when changes to driver Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations commenced.
Posted on 03/13 at 09:28 AM
FTR Associates •
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
In the second part of an exclusive interview with AfA president Brandon Fried, logistics managers are given an overview of some of the main issues on the agenda.
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) decreased for the second straight month, falling 2.8 percent from December to January.
Posted on 03/12 at 11:55 AM
Freight TSI •
Data recently issued by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT showed a host of annual gains for spot market loads and capacity in February.
Posted on 03/12 at 10:31 AM
Spot Market •
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
When the Air Freight Forwarder’s Association (AfA) stages its annual conference later this month, the focus will be “closing the deal.” Here, in a two-part exclusive interview with AfA president Brandon Fried, logistics managers are given an overview of some of the main issues on the agenda
Posted on 03/11 at 03:07 PM
Air Freight •
ODFL increased its first quarter growth expectations to between 11.0 percent-to-11.5 percent compared to previous estimates of 10.0 percent-to-11.0 percent, when compared to the first quarter of 2013.
Posted on 03/11 at 10:20 AM
With a $0.5 cent gain, the average price per gallon headed up to $4.021, marking the highest average price per gallon since checking in at $4.047 the week of March 18, 2013.
Posted on 03/11 at 08:52 AM
Diesel Prices •