Monday, March 05, 2012
The January NMI—at 57.3—is up 0.5 percent over January and is at its highest level since reaching 58.3 in January 2011. A reading above 50 represents growth.
The TCI, which reflects tightening conditions for hauling capacity and is comprised of various metrics, including capacity, fuel, bankruptcies, cost of capital, and freight, came in at 6.1 in January, which was down slightly from December’s 7.0 and snapped a three-month growth streak.
Posted on 03/05 at 11:11 AM
FTR Associates •
While many creative visual artists support our position on the positive impact of globalization, there are some mainstream film-makers taking a contrarian view
Company officials said this $2.2 million facility will be used to fuel the company’s fleet of CNG-powered trucks.
Brian Conrad, Executive Administrator, Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, says markets is "prone to wild swings"
Friday, March 02, 2012
Earlier today, Class I railroad carrier Union Pacific reported that Chairman, President and CEO James R. Young is taking a medical leave of absence while being treated for pancreatic cancer.
Data released today from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles indicated that Class 8 commercial vehicle preliminary net orders for February will come in around 22,500 units.
If you thought that getting a new federal transportation bill in place would be an easy and fluid process, think again. Any assumptions that meaningful progress would be occurring at this point is pretty much a pipe dream.
Carload volume—at 281,644—was down 5 percent annually and slightly behind the week ending February 18 at 281,989.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Our 2012 exclusive study finds that overall market uncertainty has curtailed materials handling infrastructure spending and has increased facility consolidation and engineered process improvements. Cost containment has returned as the most important issue of the day.