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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in October at 135.7 (2000=100) was up 1.9 percent compared to September’s 133.1, and the ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment was 139.8 in October, which was 0.9 percent ahead of September.
Posted on 11/24 at 12:52 PM

The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline fell 3.7 cents to $2.445 per gallon, according to data issued today by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). This marks the lowest weekly price for diesel since June 1, 2009, when it was at $2.352 per gallon.
Posted on 11/24 at 12:15 PM
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In its report, entitled “Grey is the new Black,” JLL takes a close look at supply chain-related trends that can influence retailers’ approaches to Black Friday.
Posted on 11/24 at 10:56 AM

Monday, November 23, 2015

The objective of Positive Train Control (PTC) systems is to prevent train-to-train collisions, overspeed derailments, and incursions into roadway work limits.
Posted on 11/23 at 12:29 PM
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The total number of October shipments at 913,543 was flat compared to September, which was consistent with growth patterns in recent years, with 2014 up 2 percent, 2013 up 3 percent, and 2012 down 1 percent.
Posted on 11/23 at 11:13 AM

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christopher L. Koch., who just retired from a 15-year tenure as president and CEO of the World Shipping Council (WSC), and continues to serve as its senior advisor, is still telling shippers to stay the course.
Posted on 11/20 at 09:01 AM

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Containership reliability “took a small step backwards” in October as the average on-time performance across all trades reached 77.9 percent.
Posted on 11/19 at 09:50 AM
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Is the U.S. manufacturing economy at the start of an extended slowdown, or just a brief correction to draw down inventory? And if the economy is slowing, is the U.S. trucking industry on the verge of entering a profit-killing era of overcapacity as it was during the Great Recession of 2008-2010?
Posted on 11/19 at 09:46 AM
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A recent Bloomberg report indicating that Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. is looking to acquire Norfolk Southern was confirmed by the Class I railroads in separate statements issued over the past two days.
Posted on 11/18 at 10:56 AM
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Two pending trucking sector regulations have received a fair amount of attention from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in recent days. One regulation relates to the final rule on Electronic Logging Devices (ELD), which OMB cleared today and the other is related to the driver coercion rule.
Posted on 11/17 at 02:45 PM

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