Monday, April 13, 2015
In the first comprehensive scientific study on the subject involving real-world truck drivers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has posted details of its $4 million plan for the congressionally mandated naturalistic study of the operational, safety, health, and fatigue impacts of the hours-of-service restart provisions.
Posted on 04/13 at 01:33 AM
Sunday, April 12, 2015
March was a good month for the spot market, with spot market freight volume climbing 34 percent compared to February, according to recent data issued by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, in its DAT North American Freight Index.
Posted on 04/12 at 01:46 AM
Spot Market •
Friday, April 10, 2015
March shipments came in at 988,065, which easily eclipsed February by 24 percent, as well as March 2014 by 19 percent. Panjiva said total first quarter shipments at 2,580,899 were 4 percent ahead of the first quarter of 2014.
Posted on 04/10 at 12:38 PM
Global Trade •
U.S. carloads were down 1.5 percent compared to the same week last year at 277,894, and intermodal volume was up 3.8 percent annually at 271,127 containers and trailers
Posted on 04/10 at 06:06 AM
At 120.4, the Freight TSI was 27.3 percent above April 2009’s low of 94.6, which was during the depths of the recession. It was 2.4 percent below November’s 123.3, which is the historic peak for the Freight TSI since this data was first made available in 2000, according to BTS.
Posted on 04/10 at 01:45 AM
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Despite the never-ending state of cold weather in the Northeast, which really is no exaggeration as I see falling snow out of my office window at the moment the calendar says that next week marks the kickoff of the annual NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo.
Posted on 04/09 at 09:15 AM
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
With the months-long West Coast port labor dispute settled to a degree, it appears that the table is set for healthy annual gains at U.S-based retail container ports in April, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Posted on 04/08 at 10:44 AM
Port Tracker •
Taking steps to leverage its increasing traction on the natural gas front, UPS recently announced it intends to build 15 compressed natural gas fueling stations in an effort to support the purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year.
Posted on 04/08 at 09:15 AM
Natural Gas •
Tuesday, April 07, 2015
In its newsletter, The Dispatcher, the ILW updated its members on how it is helping win “living wages” for dockworkers in Panama.
Ships bypassing the Port of Oakland to overcome schedule delays elsewhere are resuming weekly calls here.
Posted on 04/07 at 03:58 PM