Monday, October 24, 2011
Data published this week by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, stated that September Class 8 trailer order activity was up in September, with net orders roughly 31 percent ahead of August and up 22 percent annually.
While hopes were high for a return to a “traditional” Peak Season earlier this year, things have not gone according to plan based on freight trends, volumes, and insight from industry stakeholders.
Friday, October 21, 2011
EquaShip aims to provide smaller shippers with cost-savings that are typically only available to large enterprise shippers.
Carload volume—at 303,363—was flat on an annual basis.
Near-sourcing and the North American Free Trade Agreement represent a perfect supply chain match, industry analysts contend.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Faced with the prospect of not being allowed to fly its cargo planes at night, Lufthansa Cargo said earlier today it is working on contingency plans to, once the night flight ban takes effect on October 30.
The Port of Oakland reached a major funding milestone of nearly $350 million for harbor deepening and maintenance, this week, thereby enhancing its position as a leading U.S. ocean cargo export gateway
Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) this week introduced an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2012 Transportation Appropriations bill that her office said would block the White House and FMCSA from implementing new HOS rules.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
As it has done many times in the past, Class I railroad carrier CSX led off the rail earnings season with a strong performance, reporting record-setting third quarter earnings of $506 million and $0.43 per share.