Friday, December 12, 2014
Carloads were up 11.7 percent compared to the same timeframe a year ago at 311,955, and intermodal was up 2.1 percent at 268,153 container and trailers.
Posted on 12/12 at 02:39 AM
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Transportation management systems (TMS) -- once only a solution for mega-shippers -- are becoming as common in the trucking industry as air horns and antilock brakes. Costs of adopting a TMS are coming down, and access and usability is easier than ever thanks to the technology's move in the cloud.
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $449.3 billion were up 0.7 percent compared to October and up 5.1 percent compared to November 2013, and the NRF said that November retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month over October and increased 3.2 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
Full service 3PL and non asset-based 3PL services provider Pilot Freight Services recently announced it will open new stations on Mexico City, Mexico and Vancouver, British Columbia during the first quarter of 2015.
For October, the most recent month for which data is available, the Freight TSI hit 121.8, topping September’s 121.4, which was downwardly revised from 121.5.
Posted on 12/11 at 09:31 AM
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A one-year suspension of certain components of the federal motor carriers hours-of-service (HOS) rule was included as part of a $1.1 trillion fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill introduced yesterday by the House of Representatives.
Posted on 12/10 at 02:20 PM
Slight sequential decreases and decent annual increases were evident in the November edition of the Cass Freight Index report from Cass Information Systems r
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Growth firmly remains in the cards for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2015. That was the main takeaway from the December 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which, in many ways, picked up where its companion Spring 2014 report published last April left off.
Posted on 12/09 at 03:14 PM
Join Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director and industry experts from LeanLogistics as they discuss the critical role of visibility to dynamic supply chains. They'll share case study examples highlighting the challenges, solutions, and results that transportation professionals in all roles can learn from.
Company officials said that Panjiva is accessing this data through a strategic partnership with JML International, a provider of Mexican Custom Statistics, which will enable Panjiva to offer its customers details on all shipments to and from Mexico via all types of transport, and also provide insight on more than 500,000 new suppliers and 200,000 new buyers.
Posted on 12/09 at 10:44 AM