Tuesday, September 27, 2011
As many factors related to the economy remain highly uncertain, data released by freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates indicates that business conditions for shippers are better than they were earlier in the year but are again showing signs of slipping.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Shippers and truckers hailed a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to overturn a ban on drayage owner-operators at the Port of Los Angeles late yesterday
Freight broker Total Quality Logistics (TQL) recently announced it has opened a new satellite office in Dayton, Ohio.
While manufacturing has been considered a bright spot for the United States economy during of the economic downturn, recent data from consultancy Grant Thornton LLP indicates that manufacturers are losing faith in the growth prospects for the economy.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Analysts with the Paris-based consultancy, Alphaliner, are advising shippers to cast a critical eye on ocean carrier promises for “daily cut-offs.”
Friday, September 23, 2011
Carload volume—at 299,914—was down 1.4 percent year-over-year and was up compared to last week’s 278,382.
Posted on 09/23 at 10:16 AM
Rail Freight •
While the global economy remains firmly entrenched in a holding pattern, data from Panjiva showed a seasonal increase in the number of United States-bound waterborne shipments for the fourth time on the last five months.
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has announced that the Port of San Francisco was awarded $2.97 million for rail improvements aimed at improving segments of its freight rail track
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Schneider National subsidiary Schneider Logistics has rolled out a new service geared towards shippers with “re-occurring” less-than-truckload moves.
Company officials said signs of a global economic slowdown, which resulted in lower volumes and lower productivity for FedEx Express, were offset by improved results at the company’s FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight units.