Monday, May 20, 2013
According to a new study conducted by the global strategy and marketing consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners, price pressure is higher in the logistics industry than in other sectors – no matter the country.
DAT said that spot market freight volumes in its DAT North American Freight Index were down 16 percent annually in April, adding that April 2012 represented a record-high. Volumes for vanload, reefer, and refrigerated were down 20 percent, 10 percent, and 15 percent, respectively, compared to a year ago.
Posted on 05/20 at 02:04 PM
Senior economist reports calmer global economy, calls for regional policy innovation.
President Obama will ink a Presidential Memorandum that the White House said will “modernize the Federal infrastructure permitting process, cutting timelines in half for major infrastructure projects while creating incentives for better outcomes for communities and the environment.”
Posted on 05/20 at 09:39 AM
Friday, May 17, 2013
On Wednesday, May 22, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on the recently announced nomination of Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx to be Secretary of Transportation.
Posted on 05/17 at 12:15 PM
The pending changes in truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) regulations will help drive trucking rates up between 4 and 10 percent in the coming year, analysts and trucking executives predict.
Posted on 05/17 at 08:30 AM
Carload volume—at 280,986—was up 0.6 percent annually, and intermodal—at 248,266 trailers and containers—was up 3.9 percent.
Posted on 05/17 at 08:17 AM
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Service diversions for the two largest ports continue to play out in monthly statistics.
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Posted on 05/16 at 11:57 AM
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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
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