Friday, May 04, 2012
At a truckload panel at NASSTRAC, two top truckload executives provided a frank and candid assessment of the sector’s travails, and the regulatory and pricing environment, among other topics.
April carloads—at 1,113,105—were down 64,335 carloads or 5.5 percent annually. Intermodal—at 946,951 trailers and containers—was up 32,505 units or 3.6 percent compared to April 2011.
Posted on 05/04 at 08:38 AM
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Thursday, May 03, 2012
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 53.5 in April, down 2.5 percent from March’s 56.0.
The Overland Park, Kan.-based carrier reported that its quarterly consolidated operating revenue—at $1.194 billion—was up 6.4 percent annually, while its consolidated operating loss—of $48.8 million—included an $8.4 million loss on asset disposals.
Posted on 05/03 at 09:54 AM
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BTS said that the value of U.S. surface transportation trade with Canada and Mexico in February was up 12.6 percent compared to February 2008—two months ahead of the official start of the recession—and up 63.0 percent from February 2009.
The California Trucking Association today released a study that shows significant job losses directly attributable to California Air Resources Board’s fuel policies
Posted on 05/03 at 08:13 AM
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Delta Air Lines wholly-owned subsidiary, Monroe Energy LLC, has reached agreement with Phillips 66 to acquire the Trainer refinery complex south of Philadelphia
Posted on 05/02 at 10:01 AM
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Air Freight •
Zepol Corporation, a leading trade intelligence company, has released its latest trade data tool, ComplianceIQ.
Posted on 05/02 at 09:29 AM
Now that David Brooks has stepped down as American Airlines’ cargo president, the shipping community has lost one of its staunchest advocates on Capitol Hill