Thursday, September 30, 2010
Earlier today, the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) formally denied a request made in July by the United States Postal Service (USPS) for an average 5.6 percent rate increase. PRC officials said that the request was turned down, because the USPS “failed to justify rate increases in excess of its statutory CPI price cap.”
Posted on 09/30 at 01:09 PM
Despite overall economic conditions being better than they were a year ago, third-party logistics (3PL) CEO’s are still indicating business conditions have a ways to go before things fully turn around, according to the results of the 17th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers.
Truck tonnage continued its path on an uneven road, with August volumes seeing a sequential decline for the third time in four months, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Following faster than expected recovery in global trade flows so far in 2010, World Trade Organization economists have revised their projection for world trade growth in 2010 upwards to 13.5 percent.
Posted on 09/29 at 01:59 AM
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Transportation companies, spurred on by shippers and manufacturers, are joining the green revolution in a big way.
Posted on 09/28 at 04:36 AM
Monday, September 27, 2010
As the trucking industry collectively holds its breath over a possible loss in productivity as a result of the long-awaited latest proposal to change truck driver hours of service, shipper interests are worried about the repercussions from such changes and other regulations coming out of Washington.
Posted on 09/27 at 04:00 AM
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Friday, September 24, 2010
On the heels of recent news that White House last week has agreed to a request from Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to permanently enact a pilot program allowing trucks weighing up to 100,000 pounds to travel on federal interstate highways in Maine, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) has made it clear it does not support this push.
Posted on 09/24 at 11:41 AM
The United States Chamber of Commerce has rolled out the inaugural edition of its Transportation Performance Index (TPI), which it said closely examines how United States transportation infrastructure is serving the needs of the country’s economy and business community.
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives voted to extend the current authorization for federal aviation programs through December 31, 2010 in what would be the 16th extension voted by Congress since the authorization’s scheduled expiration date in 2007, according to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Posted on 09/24 at 06:53 AM
Railroad volumes returned to their recent trend of record-breaking volumes for the week ending September 18, with intermodal volumes on U.S. railways setting a new 2010 record along with containers hitting its highest level ever, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 09/24 at 06:18 AM