Tuesday, June 04, 2013
In a move geared to modernize its aircraft fleet and improve the global network of its FedEx Express segment, global transportation and parcel bellwether FedEx announced yesterday it has permanently retired or will accelerate the retirement of 86 aircraft and 308 related engines.
Posted on 06/04 at 10:27 AM
The new services are Mexico Direct, which offers faster customs clearance for Mexico importers, and a new intermodal service. These two offerings join CEVA’s existing U.S.-Mexico services, which include air and expedited Transborder offerings, including less-than-truckload, and full truckload, according to CEVA.
Posted on 06/04 at 09:17 AM
The average price per gallon fell 1.1 cents to $3.869 per gallon, following a 1.0 cent decrease last week. Prior to these two weeks of gains, prices were up a cumulative 4.5 cents over the previous two weeks.
Posted on 06/04 at 08:25 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, June 03, 2013
No matter what the letter is after the name of your preferred political party, freight transportation stakeholders would be wise to take a moment to pay their respects to the late Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), whom passed away today at 89.
Posted on 06/03 at 01:19 PM
Manufacturing activity in May contracted for the first time since November 2012, according to the Institute for Supply Management (ISM). The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity—at 49 in May was down 1.7 percent from April’s 50.7.
The National Freight Advisory Committee was established in February. DOT said the objective of the committee is to provide recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on how DOT can improve its freight transportation policies and programs.
Posted on 06/03 at 09:27 AM
Mid-year less-than-truckload rate hikes—in the form of GRIs (general rate increases) for non-contractual freight—are back. UPS Freight, the LTL subsidiary of transportation and logistics bellwether UPS, and ABF Freight System, the LTL subsidiary of Arkansas Best Corp. each recently announced rate hikes.
Posted on 06/03 at 08:56 AM
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South Africa is the newest member of the BRICS grouping of states
Saturday, June 01, 2013
We go inside the second largest internet retailer’s Secaucus, N.J., fulfillment center to explore its network-wide transformation from a few standard box options to an almost limitless number of custom, right-sized boxes.
Rail and intermodal continue to improve service and create value for shippers despite an uneven economy engulfed in an atmosphere of political uncertainty. Our panel of top analysts maintains that the railroads are only looking at extending their lead.