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Monday, June 11, 2012
T. Boone Pickens has long been pushing his “Pickens Plan” to wean America off gasoline and diesel and onto natural gas.
Based on the most recent reading of FTR Associates’ Trucking Conditions Index (TCI), it appears that the trucking sector is showing some signs of solid growth.
Posted on 06/11 at 09:16 AM
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Friday, June 08, 2012
With progress on a new federal transportation bill at an ongoing standstill, House Speaker John Boehner said in a Reuters report yesterday that should negotiations on a new bill between the House and Senate fail to yield meaningful progress by June 30, when the most recent extension expires, the next step may be a six-month extension.
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that carload and intermodal volumes were mixed in May, continuing an uneven trend of growth on the tracks.
The time for less-than-truckload rate increases is here again, with FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx, announcing a 6.9 percent general rate increase (GRI), effective July 9.
Posted on 06/08 at 10:40 AM
INTTRA, a portal-based ocean cargo technology provider, will be working with shipping analyst SeaIntel to produce a monthly report on key ocean carrier reliability measures
Posted on 06/08 at 08:08 AM
Thursday, June 07, 2012
The Teamsters said these contracts represent roughly 250,000 union members throughout the United States.
Posted on 06/07 at 11:25 AM
Prior to May’s increase, April was up 0.1 percent and March and February were up 0.3 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively.
Freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates reported this week that its preliminary data for May Class 8 truck net orders came in at 17,650 units.
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
As the International Air Cargo Association readies itself for the Annual General Meeting in Beijing next week, analysts will be able to examine one of the few bright spots in global aviation.