Thursday, January 06, 2011
As has been the case in recent months demand for Class 8 trucks continues to surge. This was reflected in data released this week by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, and freight transportation consulting firm FTR Associates.
A vote by House Republicans yesterday has the potential to significantly change how funding for federal highway and transit programs is distributed and allocated.
Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 14.9 percent in October 2010 compared to October 2009, increasing to $70.6 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
The Institute for Supply Management reported today in its December Non-Manufacturing Report on Business that the non-manufacturing sector remained on a growth path for the 12th straight month. The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known at the NMI—was 57.1 in December, a 2.1 percent increase from November. Like the ISM’s Manufacturing Report on Business, a reading above 50 represents growth.
Regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Southeastern Freight Lines (SEFL) said this week it is rolling out a new subsidiary focused on providing expedited service and multi-modal transportation services throughout the U.S.
Freight transportation services provider ABF said this week that it is now offering shippers single-contact door delivery for service into the Dominican Republic.
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
You've been in maintenance mode for what seems like years - are you sure your warehouse or DC is ready for the economic recovery? Follow a three-step action plan to prepare your business.
Warehouse management technology is now available in an on-demand delivery model, offering a lower cost, reduced risk option. Here are four reasons your management team needs to consider putting your WMS on the cloud.
In response to its growing healthcare business, UPS said it is opening up new facilities in Asia, Europe, Canada, and the United States that will serve as part of its global healthcare facility network.
Another week, another rise in diesel prices was again the theme, according to data released by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week.