Friday, July 11, 2014
In recent days, both the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee have been working on bills that each have the intention of keeping the HTF afloat, but, unsurprisingly, neither calls for what would appear to be the easiest way of doing so, which is the simply raise the tax.
Posted on 07/11 at 11:38 AM
Highway Trust Fund •
Carload volumes were up 9.4 percent annually at 270,731, and intermodal was up 10.5 percent at 227,097 containers and trailers.
Posted on 07/11 at 03:00 AM
The BTS said that the May Freight TSI at 120.0 is the new all-time high level, topping November 2013’s 119.4, which was set before the harsh winter weather kicked in. BTS said that after falling to 94.6 in April 2009, the Freight TSI increased a cumulative 26.9 percent in the following 61 months.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
At issue in Southern California is what truckers maintain are unfair labor practices — being treated as independent contractors rather than employees.
Posted on 07/10 at 03:49 PM
Maersk and MSC have signed a 10-year contract deal to share vessels on some of the world's busiest trade routes.
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently interviewed CarrierDirect President and CEO Jett McCandless about consolidation trends in the transportation and logistics sectors.
Posted on 07/10 at 10:22 AM
Teamsters retirees from the trucking industry currently enjoy some of the most generous pensions in America—up to $3,500 a month for 30 years of service from any unionized trucking company that contributed to multiemployer pension plans that once covered the industry like a warm fuzzy financial security blanket. But those pension plans, once thought to be the “Cadillac” of all retirement plans, are in deep financial trouble. And there doesn’t appear to be any bailout coming from Washington.
Posted on 07/10 at 08:25 AM
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
A letter from the NRF and nearly 70 other supply chain stakeholders to PMA and ILWU leadership is calling for a new labor agreement to keep a tenuous situation from becoming untenable.
Posted on 07/09 at 01:40 PM
To be sure the ongoing truck driver shortage is crimping overall freight transportation production, and based on data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) that situation is unlikely to change in a meaningful way anytime soon.
Posted on 07/09 at 12:06 PM
Driver Shortage •
As negotiations between the PMA and ILWU continues, Port Tracker stated that July volumes could top 1.5 million containers, which would represent the single highest monthly volume in five years.
Posted on 07/09 at 11:31 AM
Port Tracker •