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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Following an April announcement signaling the launch of “America’s Marine Highway” program, an effort to shift freight to waterways from congested U.S. highways, the United States Department of Transportation announced the marine highway corridors and an initial eight projects and six initiatives along the corridors that will be available for federal assistance through this effort.
Posted on 08/11 at 01:37 PM
NewsDOTMARADAmerica's Marine HighwayPermalink


Citing a strong rebound in net margins for publicly traded truckload companies in the second quarter, ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said it expects continued improvement in demand for heavy-duty vehicles and trailers.
Posted on 08/11 at 12:05 PM
NewsTruckingACT ResearchPermalink


The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 0.2 percent in June, following a 0.4 decline in May.

On August 1, a law mandating 100 percent screening of cargo transported on passenger aircraft took effect. While the mandate has not been in effect for that long, the early returns indicate things are off to a solid start, according to industry stakeholders.
Posted on 08/11 at 09:55 AM
NewsAir CargoAir Forwarders AssociationBrandon FriedAlbert SaphirRichard FisherPermalink


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Even though the price per gallon of diesel fuel has been below the $3 mark for the past 11 weeks, that could be changing soon based on recent data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 08/10 at 11:35 AM
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As in previous months in 2010, July rail carload totals were somewhat uneven, according to data published by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 08/10 at 10:55 AM
NewsIntermodalAARCarloadAssociation of American RailroadsPermalink


There is little overlap in the potential acquisition of two industry leaders.
Posted on 08/10 at 07:49 AM
NewsMaterials HandlingDematicHK SystemsPermalink


Monday, August 09, 2010

Legislation introduced last week by Senators Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and John Ensign (R-Nev.) is focused on putting more investment towards improving and increasing railroad infrastructure and capacity.
Posted on 08/09 at 12:58 PM
NewsAccentureAARFreight RailPermalink


Now that the United States Senate has reached a stalemate of sorts regarding a national energy policy, the subsequent effects of this political stalemate from a transportation and logistics perspective remain to be seen, it seems.
Posted on 08/09 at 10:13 AM
NewsFreightSustainabilitySupply ChainPermalink


A piece of bipartisan legislation introduced this week pledges to increase truck weighs on the United States Interstate Highway Systems from 80,000 pounds to 97,000 pounds and allow states to authorize the operation of heavier trucks
Posted on 08/09 at 06:56 AM
NewsTruckTruck size and weightPermalink



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