Thursday, October 29, 2015
It is not entirely surprising that high inventory rates are cited first as one of the reasons for a paltry third quarter GDP number. That has been the case for a while and it is evident in the inventory-to-sales ratio, which stands at 1.37 through the end of August, compared to 1.30 in August 2014.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Port director named recipient of the 2015 National Industrial Transportation League’s (NITL) Executive of the Year award.
Posted on 10/27 at 08:59 AM
Monday, October 26, 2015
The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) will hold its annual conference and freight exhibition from Nov. 16-19 in New Orleans. In addition to the exhibition, the show will feature four educational sessions, led by industry experts.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Late last week, the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx issued a draft National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP), which is open for public comment and comprised of specific policy proposals and solutions to address the growing challenges of moving freight in the U.S.
Posted on 10/20 at 10:22 AM
Monday, October 19, 2015
John McLaurin, president of the San Francisco-based Pacific Merchant Shipping Association tells shippers that complacency is not an option
Posted on 10/19 at 03:24 PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
There are so many ways to analyze the state of truckload capacity, and on top of that there is, perhaps, no other facet of freight transportation that is so directly impacted by myriad moving parts, whether it be driver availability, rates, demand, weather, the economy, and, of course, federal regulations, among others.
Posted on 10/13 at 11:36 AM
spot market •
Monday, October 12, 2015
With the sinking of the El Faro last week, and the resulting deaths of its entire crew of 33, the viability of the Jones Act is again being called into question.
Thursday, October 08, 2015
The NRF is calling for 2015 holiday sales to see a 3.7 percent annual gain to $630.5 billion, which comfortably outpaces the ten-year average of 2.5 percent.
Posted on 10/08 at 10:29 AM
retail sales •
Wednesday, October 07, 2015
More than 20 U.S. port authority officials and their key staff, representing seaports from all four U.S. coasts, will gather on October 8 to meet with Congressional leadership to discuss the upcoming surface transportation bill and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation budget.
Tuesday, October 06, 2015
At a certain point, it seems like the ongoing truck driver shortage cannot get any worse, right? Well, think again, because of myriad reasons we could well be in the very early innings of a game that is, and continues, to be hard to watch. That was made clear in a report issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), entitled “Truck Driver Analysis 2015.”