Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Ryder System recently announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the full service lease, contract maintenance, commercial rental and dedicated contract carriage businesses of Fontana, California-based The Scully Companies Inc.
Data published by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said that November net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 vehicles at 26,268 units were up 38 percent from October.
Posted on 12/21 at 09:52 AM
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Diesel prices went up 1.7 cents this week to $3.248 per gallon for the week of December 20, following a 3.4 cent gain during the week of December 13, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
With the trucking industry on pins and needles anticipating more proposed changes in the truck driver hours of service regulations, some leading industry advocates and analysts are anticipating a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape transportation policy in the new era of split government in Washington.
Monday, December 20, 2010
New offering is part of USPS’ strategy to go after larger mailers, with discounts available at their fingertips.
As noted in today’s news section, the ports of Southern California are reporting a new surge in throughput. Fortunately, this is becoming a consistent pattern at most of the nation’s major ocean cargo gateways
Posted on 12/20 at 12:03 PM
I've traditionally chosen to stay clear of predictions and forecasts in our December Buyers Guide issue, but I found it too hard to pass up this year considering that many shippers may now find themselves standing at the edge of a precipice. Why do I sound so dire during this otherwise festive time of year?
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Truck tonnage was essentially flat in November compared with October, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations. Following a cumulative 2.8 percent increase over September and October, the ATA’s advance seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage index was down 0.1 percent in November.
Volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and Port of Long Beach (POLB) were solid year-over-year in November and mixed on a sequential basis.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Massachusetts Representative Edward D. Markey (D) introduced legislation last month requiring 100 percent screening of all cargo on cargo planes. This legislation follows the October attempts by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes.