Tuesday, March 11, 2014
When the Air Freight Forwarder’s Association (AfA) stages its annual conference later this month, the focus will be “closing the deal.” Here, in a two-part exclusive interview with AfA president Brandon Fried, logistics managers are given an overview of some of the main issues on the agenda
Posted on 03/11 at 03:07 PM
Air Freight •
ODFL increased its first quarter growth expectations to between 11.0 percent-to-11.5 percent compared to previous estimates of 10.0 percent-to-11.0 percent, when compared to the first quarter of 2013.
Posted on 03/11 at 10:20 AM
With a $0.5 cent gain, the average price per gallon headed up to $4.021, marking the highest average price per gallon since checking in at $4.047 the week of March 18, 2013.
Posted on 03/11 at 08:52 AM
Diesel Prices •
Differing opinions about the strength of manufacturing in the United States are front and center when it comes to looking at the sector as a driver of economic growth.
Posted on 03/11 at 07:24 AM
Monday, March 10, 2014
Coming off of February, which is typically the slowest month of the year, the report expects to be March much better, with retailers starting to stock up for spring and summer.
Posted on 03/10 at 10:55 AM
Port Tracker •
The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) breathed a collective sigh of relief last week, following the European Union’s (EU) reported agreement to reverse its plan to impose a carbon tax on non-EU carriers operating long haul flights in and out of Europe.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Freight market conditions for February showed a bit of an upswing in the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems Inc.
Continuing its focus on sustainability and fuel efficiency, UPS announced this week that it intends to make a $70 million investment to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks, as well as install fueling stations at 50 of its locations.
Posted on 03/07 at 11:37 AM
Carloads—at 1,100,858—were down 1.1 percent annually. Intermodal—at 993,807 trailers and containers—was up 1.1 percent compared to February 2013 and marks the 51st consecutive annual monthly increase for intermodal volume, according to the AAR.
Posted on 03/07 at 10:07 AM
Following the lead of FedEx Freight, who announced a general rate increase (GRI) earlier this week, ABF Freight System, the nation's sixth-largest LTL carrier, rolled out its own GRI this week, too.
Posted on 03/07 at 02:18 AM