Monday, January 07, 2013
2012 carload volume at 14,682,219 was down 3.1 percent compared to 2011’s 15,155,992, and intermodal volume at 12,267,336 trailers and containers was up 3.2 percent compared to 2011’s 11,892,431
Friday, January 04, 2013
Gains in New Orders and Employment lead the way for a 1.4 percent sequential improvement.
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 7.9 percent in October 2012 compared to October 2011 at $85.3 billion
Posted on 01/04 at 11:23 AM
USPS Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe pointed out that the 112th Congress adjourned without passing postal legislation, which he said could quickly restore the USPS to profitability and put it on stable, long-term financial footing
Posted on 01/04 at 10:11 AM
Trimble officials said that bringing ALK into the fold is expected to augment and complement Trimble’s Transportation and Logistics product portfolio, including TMW Systems’ transportation management solutions.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Big acquisitions, a precarious economy and some new players change the landscape heading into 2013.
Posted on 01/03 at 12:06 PM
Materials Handling •
UPS this week rolled out a new express air freight service geared towards urgent, time-sensitive and high-value international shipments.
Posted on 01/03 at 11:59 AM
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 50.7 in December, representing a 1.2 percent gain over November’s 49.5.
Diesel prices continued to trend down, falling for the tenth time in the last 11 weeks, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 01/02 at 10:22 AM
Diesel Prices •
With Congress waiting until past January 1 to hammer out a deal for the so-called Fiscal Cliff, there is at least one less problem to worry about for now anyhow.
Posted on 01/02 at 09:46 AM
Supply Chain •