Tuesday, March 18, 2014
BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG), the global business-to-business initiative made up of leading ocean cargo carriers and shippers, has announced some promising developments in the “greening” of our commercial fleets.
Posted on 03/18 at 08:04 AM
Ocean Cargo •
Monday, March 17, 2014
With more than 800 exhibits, 150 show floor seminars, and 10 co-located education partners, Modex 2014 will showcase the “best of the best” in supply chain, transportation and logistics information and technology.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload subsidiary of UPS, recently announced it will implement a 4.4 percent general rate increase (GRI) that will take effect on March 31.
Posted on 03/16 at 12:55 PM
UPS Freight •
While there was a bit of a decrease, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today that the turnover rate at large truckload carriers for the fourth quarter of 2013 came in at 91 percent.
Posted on 03/16 at 12:21 PM
Driver Shortage •
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems (RRTS) said late last week it acquired all of the outstanding stock of Los Angeles-based Unitrans International, a non-asset based provider of international logistics solutions.
Posted on 03/16 at 12:20 PM
Friday, March 14, 2014
Large trucking companies and shippers are welcoming a government proposal to require electronic logging devices in heavy trucks as a way to bolster trucking safety.
Posted on 03/14 at 11:14 AM
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) said that U.S. freight railroads estimate they will dole out about $26 billion to build, maintain, and upgrade their nationwide rail network.
Posted on 03/14 at 08:30 AM
Carloads—at 274,480—were down 1 percent annually, and intermodal was up 3.7 percent compared to the same week last year at 244,015 containers and trailers
Thursday, March 13, 2014
While harsh winter weather remained an obstacle, retail sales in February saw gains, according to data released by the National Retail Federation and the United States Department of Commerce today.
FTR's Trucking Conditions Index for January, the most recent month for which data is available, was 8.82 and is up 2.8 points from December, with FTR explaining that gain is indicative of what it described as belated improvement in truckload rates that started to take hold last July, when changes to driver Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations commenced.
Posted on 03/13 at 09:28 AM
FTR Associates •