Monday, March 16, 2015
Trucking interests are asking the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make important changes to its CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) carrier rating system following criticisms from a key U.S senator and the Government Accountability Office.
Posted on 03/16 at 10:00 AM
Friday, March 13, 2015
One of the survey’s main findings was that respondents’ economic outlook heading into 2015 was optimistic but not as optimistic as they were heading into 2014, with 55 percent feeling good about things in 2015, which was down fro 2014’s 64 percent.
Posted on 03/13 at 11:29 AM
global trade •
TRAXENS, developer of innovative containers monitoring systems, will equip the first CMA CGM containers with its patented technology.
The most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continued to reflect how current market conditions are translating into solid overall momentum for motor carriers.
Posted on 03/13 at 09:41 AM
U.S. Carloads were down 2.1 percent annually at 268,620, and intermodal volume was up 4 percent at 253,762 containers and trailers.
Posted on 03/13 at 08:48 AM
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Commerce reported that February retail sales at $437.0 billion were down 0.6 percent compared to January and up 1.7 percent compared to January 2014, and the NRF said that February retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, dipped 0.2 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month compared to January and increased 3 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
At 123.8, the Freight TSI was down 0.2 percent compared to December and 29.9 percent higher than April 2009’s low of 94.6, which was during the depths of the recession.
Posted on 03/12 at 09:08 AM
Intermodal service conditions have been showing positive progress since late November and seem poised for growth.
Posted on 03/12 at 01:33 AM
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
LadeAS, led by legendary speed sailor, Terje Lade, has introduced “Vindskip,” (or “wind ship”) designed to take advantage of the wind for propulsion, along with advance computer technology enabling weather forecasting and route optimization.
Posted on 03/11 at 03:21 PM
Ocean Cargo •
As global supply chains become more complex and detailed over time, there still remains a fairly significant disconnect, when it comes to shippers, specifically retailers and manufacturers, counting on outdated tools and ineffective processes in managing their supply chains. That was a chief takeaway from a study recently issued by supply chain and logistics software and technology provider JDA Software Group Inc., entitled “JDA Vision 2015 Supply Chain Market Study.”
Posted on 03/11 at 11:53 AM