Friday, May 13, 2016
Rail carloads, at 233,047, were down 14.8 percent, and intermodal containers and trailers dropped 6.4 percent to 259,876.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Truck drivers hours of service limits may be tweaked under a fiscal 2017 transportation funding bill passed by an influential Senate appropriations committee this spring. Under the move spearheaded by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, the legislation set a 73-hour cap as the allowable hours per seven-day work week that truck drivers may work before taking a break.
Posted on 05/12 at 10:45 AM
Supply chain resilience is vital to robust business performance. Threats to resilience—such as depressed oil prices, natural catastrophes and the spread of terrorism—are keeping financial executives around the world up at night.
Posted on 05/12 at 10:06 AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Even though the weather seems to be taking a positive turn, it is fair to say that the current outlook for the freight economy is not nearly as rosy at the moment.There are many reasons for that, with the majority of them based on more general, or macroeconomic, headwinds hovering about at the moment.
Posted on 05/11 at 01:10 PM
The growth in e-commerce sales and omni-channel distribution has forced more shippers to re-evaluate the way they handle parcel shipments.
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Spot market freight volume saw a 3.4 percent decline from March to April, DAT said.