Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Logistics Management recently caught up with James H. Burnley, a partner at Washington, D.C.-based law firm Venable LLP and former Secretary of Transportation under the late President Ronald Reagan, to discuss the five-year, $305 billion FAST Act.
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped 4.1 cents to $2.338 per gallon, according to data issued yesterday by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration. This marks the fifth straight weekly decline, with prices falling a cumulative 16.4 cents over that span.
Posted on 12/15 at 09:19 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, December 14, 2015
As this year ends, the era of the mega vessel may be finally be ushered in as the largest container ship ever destined for North America calls West Coast ports.
Posted on 12/14 at 03:36 PM
U.S. multinationals engaged in Pacific Rim commerce appear to have a high threshold for risk, notes recent research done by Resilinc.
Posted on 12/14 at 01:51 PM
The 2015 public warehousing market continues to chart steady gains and ongoing consolidation.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $448.1 billion were up 0.2 percent compared to November-for its best showing since July-and up 1.4 percent annually, on the heels of 1.7 percent, 0.1 percent, and 0.2 percent, in October, September, and August, respectively.
Railroad service issues and rates remain front and center, as has been the case in previous incarnations of this legislation. The bill is focused on addressing inefficiencies within the STB, which serves as the federal regulatory body responsible for economic oversight of the U.S. rail system, with regulatory jurisdiction over railroad rate reasonableness, mergers, line acquisitions, new rail-line construction, line abandonment, and other issues.
Posted on 12/11 at 08:27 AM
Railroad Shipping •
Carloads were down 12.9 percent annually at 271,774 and ahead of the week ending November 28 at 230,919 and November 21 at 267,830.
Posted on 12/11 at 07:55 AM
The man behind the serial acquisitions that have made XPO Logistics the third-largest provider of multi-platform freight services in North America (after UPS and FedEx) says integration of its recent $3 billion purchase of the former Con-way Inc. is ahead of schedule and going better than planned.
Posted on 12/11 at 02:23 AM
Thursday, December 10, 2015
The objective of the rule, according to FMCSA, is to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that combat fatigue. The rule will take full effect on December 10, 2017, two years after the date of the final rule being issued.
Posted on 12/10 at 11:58 AM