Tuesday, May 10, 2016
In a wide ranging, presentation at the recent NASSTRAC (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Fla., Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, provided both a general assessment of the over all economic outlook, as well as an outlook specifically focused on the freight, or, trucking economy.
The average price saw a slight gain of $0.5 to $2.271 per gallon, which is now the highest level of 2016 to date, topping last week’s average of $2.266. The previous high prior to last week was the week of December 28, when it was at $2.237 per gallon.
Posted on 05/10 at 09:03 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, May 09, 2016
The relative merits of using an operating port rather than a landlord port have come into sharp relief recently as shippers confront the compliance deadline for the amendment to the International Maritime Organization’s Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention.
Posted on 05/09 at 04:07 PM
FTR said the objective of the ICI is to provide its viewers with an assessment of the competitive posture of domestic intermodal transport versus over-the-road truck transport, adding that it is a compendium of different factors, including relative rates vs. truck, industry capacity vs. demand, fuel prices and intermodal service levels.
Posted on 05/09 at 10:42 AM
When it comes to pricing changes, transportation and logistics bellwethers are usually on the same page. And that was again made clear with changes each company made for additional handling charges on ground packages.
Friday, May 06, 2016
An export rebound continues to build steam at the Port of Oakland, as it also continues to ease drayage congestion with innovative logistics management strategies.
Posted on 05/06 at 11:30 AM
Asset-light transportation and logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTS) said this week it has expanded its less-than-truckload (LTL) service through the addition of outbound service from Vancouver, British Columbia. RRTS said that this service will open the western half of Canada to its LTL Freight’s outbound service.
Posted on 05/06 at 10:04 AM
Carloads saw a 16.1 percent, or 180,598, annual decline at 944,339, and intermodal containers and trailers in April at 1,972,828, were off 11.8 percent or 264,327 carloads annually.
Posted on 05/06 at 09:29 AM
Total intermodal volume movements—at 4,156,999—were up 2.0 percent annually and outpaced the 0.3 percent annual growth rate from the fourth quarter of 2015.
Posted on 05/06 at 08:34 AM
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Industry analysts contend that the Teamsters are not declaring a strike outright, but rather, voting to give their leadership permission for such an action.
Posted on 05/05 at 02:33 PM
Air Cargo •