Thursday, May 16, 2013
ABF Freight System, the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier, has a framework for a new five-year labor agreement with the Teamsters union. Neither side is discussing details of the deal, which still must be ratified by between 6,000 and 7,500 ABF workers.
Posted on 05/16 at 08:20 AM
YRC Worldwide •
This legislation provides critical flood protection for communities across the country, maintains the flow of commerce, and will create up to 500,000 new jobs, according to the Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee.
Posted on 05/16 at 08:05 AM
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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A balanced United States transportation market has been highlighted fairly often of late. But since 2009 business activity has continued to increase and been steady while capacity has not changed materially.
Posted on 05/15 at 11:29 AM
The Transportation Worker Identification Credential program, also known as TWIC, continues to be faced with ongoing difficulties, according to a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Posted on 05/15 at 10:16 AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Members of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) were given an overview of the innovative new developments in shared container chassis last week.
Posted on 05/14 at 03:16 PM
The report noted that import growth at major U.S.-based retail container ports is expected to increase 3.3 percent annually in May, but cautioned that growth could slow down considerably by the end of the summer.
Posted on 05/14 at 11:45 AM
Port Tracker •
Ocean Cargo •
If things are improving for shippers lately, there is a chance that it will not be lasting, according to the most recent edition of the Shipper Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates.
Posted on 05/14 at 10:08 AM
FTR Associates •
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline snapped a ten-week stretch of declines, rising 2.1 cents to $3.866 per gallon this week, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 05/14 at 09:14 AM
Monday, May 13, 2013
While retail sales were up in April, the growth rate was less than impressive based on data released today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).