Monday, November 25, 2013
The San Francisco Bay Area can easily lay claim to being the epicenter for supply chain sustainability.
In October, Schneider said it began providing service in the form of Mexico cross-border intermodal loads through Jackson, Miss.-based steel wheel interchange, with its intermodal Mexico Direct loads moving between Chicago and Jackson on the Canadian National Railway and then between Jackson and Mexico on the Kansas City Southern Railway.
Panjiva reported that U.S.-bound waterborne shipments in October—at 1,178,389—were up 2 percent compared to September and up 19 percent annually.
Friday, November 22, 2013
UPS announced yesterday that it has rolled out an average rate increase of 4.9 percent for its Ground, Air, and International parcel products that will go into effect on December 30, 2013.
Posted on 11/22 at 01:26 PM
Parcel Shipping •
Carloads—at 295,563—were up 2.4 percent annually, and intermodal—at 266,643 trailers and containers—was up 7.0 percent.
Posted on 11/22 at 09:41 AM
It is hard not to write about the new motor carrier Hours-of-Service regulations that took effect on July 1 when there are so many parties that, quite simply, loathe them.
Posted on 11/22 at 09:14 AM
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Fourteen consecutive quarters of declining vacancies in the warehouse sector highlight the U.S. industrial real estate market’s momentum through the third quarter of 2013, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
Financially ailing YRC Corp., parent of the second-largest group of LTL carriers, is asking its 26,000 Teamsters employees to continue working at a 15 percent wage reduction and benefits cuts through 2018 in a labor proposal company officials have describe as vital to the future of the 87-year-old company.
Posted on 11/21 at 11:11 AM
YRC Worldwide •
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Commerce reported that October retail sales at $428.1 billion were up 0.4 percent compared to September and up 3.9 percent compared to October 2012, and the NRF reported that October retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 2.5 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from September and were up 4.2 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
Amid a still topsy-turvy economic outlook truck tonnage volumes appear to holding up pretty well, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) earlier this week.