Friday, September 14, 2012
Following the launch of the Department of Transportation’s Freight Policy Council in August, DOT Secretary Ray LaHood wrote in his blog, entitled “Fast Lane,” this week that DOT is “kicking off the new council's work by listening to the people who know freight—the states, the freight and logistics industry, businesses, consumers, and other stakeholders.”
Posted on 09/14 at 01:05 PM
August retail sales showed growth at a time when consumers are still being cautious with discretionary spending, according to data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation.
In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, a trio of United States Senators made their case for transportation programs to not be cut in a six-month continuing resolution for fiscal year 2013 funding.
Posted on 09/14 at 09:30 AM
Carload volume—at 272,301—was down 2.3 percent annually , and intermodal volumes—at 214,517 trailers and containers—were up 3.1 percent.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
On an annual basis, July shipments are up 1.9 percent over July 2011 and 12.9 percent higher than July 2011.
Posted on 09/13 at 01:00 PM
Spot market freight volumes in August saw an 8.4 percent annual gain, according to data released by TransCore’s DAT North American Freight Index this week, marking the sixth time in 2012 monthly volumes have been up year-over-year.
The long term implications of a strike at U.S. ports – no matter how short-lived – can be severe
As the International Longshoreman's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance prepare to resume negotiations, The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is telling its members that the disruptive impact is already being felt in locations far from the coastal seaports
If the materials handling industry is any indicator, the economy is healing.
Earlier this month, Class I railroad carrier CN rolled out plans to increase its assets by acquiring more than 2,200 new freight cars this year and 1,300 new containers. Company officials said the impetus for this is to support traffic growth and improve service.