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By LM Staff · January 15, 2015
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) headed up 0.8 percent from October to November, showing a sequential gain for the fifth straight month.
By MMH Staff · January 15, 2015
Automation technology leader increases presence in Midwest.
By Jeff Berman · January 14, 2015
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $442.9 billion were down 0.9 percent compared to November and up 3.2 percent compared to December 2013, and total retail sales from October through December were up 4.1 percent annually. The NRF said that December retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up down 0.9 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month compared to November and increased 4.6 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
By Jeff Berman · January 14, 2015
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $442.9 billion were down 0.9 percent compared to November and up 3.2 percent compared to December 2013, and total retail sales from October through December were up 4.1 percent annually. The NRF said that December retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up down 0.9 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month compared to November and increased 4.6 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
By Jeff Berman · January 14, 2015
CSX reported it had record fourth quarter net earnings of $491 million, which was up 15 percent annually over $426 million for the fourth quarter 2013, with earnings per share up $0.49 for a 17 percent annual increase, matching Wall Street estimates.
By John D. Schulz · January 13, 2015
As the Department of Transportation quietly lifted its ban on Mexican-domiciled trucks for operation in this country, organized labor has ridiculed the move as irresponsible and harmful to highway safety.
By Patrick Burnson · January 13, 2015
Cargo volume has reached an all-time high at the Port of Oakland.
By Jeff Berman · January 13, 2015
Even with the Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore & Warehouse Union meeting with the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in hopes of helping the sides find a way to come to an agreement over stalled labor negotiations, the relationship between the parties, whom have been at odds for eight months, remains contentious.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 13, 2015
The development of a piece picking robot began with a trip through the desert.
By LM Staff · January 13, 2015
Following a 7.6 percent decline last week, the national diesel average slipped another 8.4 cents to $3.053 per gallon, which is the lowest price per gallon since the week of October 4, when it was at $3.
By MMH Staff · January 12, 2015
Forecast for manufacturing production to grow 3.5% in 2015, 3.9% in 2016, 3.1% in 2017.
By MMH Staff · January 12, 2015
Global strategy and management consulting firm releases its first study on the pace of the return of manufacturing operations to the U.S.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 12, 2015
A pilot project in Rochester, New York, may be a precursor of what robots will look like in the warehouse of the future.
By Jeff Berman · January 12, 2015
Aided by the rapid decline in fuel prices, the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continued to point to favorable market conditions for motor carriers.
By Jeff Berman · January 9, 2015
While congestion still reigns at United States-based West Coast ports due to a variety of factors, import volumes are still showing decent growth, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.

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