Monday, October 24, 2011
Data published this week by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, stated that September Class 8 trailer order activity was up in September, with net orders roughly 31 percent ahead of August and up 22 percent annually.
The news regarding a tepid economic recovery is clearly far from new, we have been reading about it and experiencing it in one way or another for a while now. We have been told that things will be better “soon” on more than one occasion, yet things continue to stagnate.
IHS said the highlight in the very busy upcoming week will be the advance GDP release, which will show the economy growing at its fastest pace in the third quarter of 2011 since the second quarter of 2010
While hopes were high for a return to a “traditional” Peak Season earlier this year, things have not gone according to plan based on freight trends, volumes, and insight from industry stakeholders.
Friday, October 21, 2011
EquaShip aims to provide smaller shippers with cost-savings that are typically only available to large enterprise shippers.
Robert McEllrath – president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, who was arrested recently for leading a riot at the Port of Longview in which six security guards were held hostage – is now encouraging other acts of civil disobedience nationwide
Carload volume—at 303,363—was flat on an annual basis.
Near-sourcing and the North American Free Trade Agreement represent a perfect supply chain match, industry analysts contend.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Faced with the prospect of not being allowed to fly its cargo planes at night, Lufthansa Cargo said earlier today it is working on contingency plans to, once the night flight ban takes effect on October 30.