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Friday, November 09, 2012
October carloads—at 1,422,654—were down 6.1 percent, and intermodal—at 1,233,475 trailers and containers—was up 1.5 percent.
Posted on 11/09 at 11:09 AM
Like the duopoly of UPS and FedEx, the United States Postal Service (USPS) is calling for a very active holiday shipping season, expecting 385 million packages to be shipped, which represents a 20 percent annual gain and would be a USPS record.
Posted on 11/09 at 09:25 AM
Thursday, November 08, 2012
Company officials said that the pre-production engine used in these tractors is expected to be released in 2013.
Posted on 11/08 at 09:51 AM
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
If President Barack Obama thought his re-election campaign was difficult, he will rapidly discover a seemingly overwhelming set of problems facing his second term that will impact the transportation world.
While the truck driver shortage is far from a new development, a recently-released white paper by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) highlights that the current shortage is “acute and limited primarily to the truckload sector. And it added that long-term trends could lead to an even more severe shortage in the next decade.
Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Second quarter intermodal loadings—at 3,768,155—were up 3.2 percent annually, which was less than the second quarter’s 5.2 percent annual growth gain and topping the 2.9 percent annual improvement in the first quarter.
Posted on 11/06 at 01:29 PM
A slow growing economy and the staving off of a potential east and gulf coast ports strike translated into mixed shipment and expenditure results in October, according to the October edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global traffic results for September showing a continued slowdown in the rate of traffic growth.
Posted on 11/06 at 10:14 AM
Air Cargo •
Air Freight •
With a 2 cent decline, the average price per gallon is $4.01. This comes on the heels of 8.6 cent and 3.4 cent losses, respectively, during the week of October 29 and October 22.
Posted on 11/06 at 09:44 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, November 05, 2012
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 54.2 in October, down 0.9 percent from September.