Friday, January 28, 2011
Carload volume at 282,837 was up 1.5 percent compared to the corresponding week last year. This is nearly identical with the week ending January 15, which hit 282,987 carloads.
As was the case for most of 2010, annual improvements in spot market performance were prevalent. This was evidenced by data released by the TransCore North American Freight Index this week.
In what ostensibly has become an annual piece of legislation, a bill designed to remove antitrust exemptions currently granted to the railroad industry was introduced this week.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Last week, RedPrairie announced that it had acquired Shippers Commonwealth, a provider of transportation management solutions (TMS) in an on-demand, Software-as-a-Service model to leading companies like Bon-Ton Stores.
Earlier this week, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Con-way Freight announced it has introduced a new advanced load management and cargo protection system for its 16,800 freight trailer fleet in North America.
If the on-going plight of the world’s victimized seafarers doesn’t arouse decisive action against piracy, perhaps this news will: shipping is becoming more expensive
Earlier this week, FedEx Supply Chain, a subsidiary of FedEx, announced it has introduced significant upgrades to its FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics (FCIL) service.
Class 8 vehicle commercial trailer net orders increased 7 percent—or 22,915—in December over November, according to data from ACT Research Co., a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
In a harbinger of perhaps more mergers and acquisitions within the trucking industry, NAPA Transportation has acquired certain assets of the dry van and brokerage divisions of Payne Trucking.
Freight transportation services provider Hub Group Inc. recently announced that it has opened new terminals for its national drayage and truckload services subsidiary Comtrak in Indianapolis and Milwaukee.