Monday, December 15, 2014
Trucking sector warmly endorses move to suspend two consecutive 1 a.m.-5 a.m.rest periods during 34-hour restart period.
Posted on 12/15 at 10:04 AM
Friday, December 12, 2014
In reviewing the proposed $1.01 trillion Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 hammered out in Congress late last week, the American Association of Port Authorities noted that there are significant increases for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Harbor Maintenance Tax operations and maintenance activities and construction budgets, and for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants program.
Posted on 12/12 at 04:29 PM
The most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continue to echo the ongoing theme that current market conditions continue to support carriers.
Posted on 12/12 at 11:23 AM
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace recently announced it has expanded its Canadian division operations, opening up new locations in Calgary and the Greater Montreal area.
Posted on 12/12 at 10:27 AM
Carloads were up 11.7 percent compared to the same timeframe a year ago at 311,955, and intermodal was up 2.1 percent at 268,153 container and trailers.
Posted on 12/12 at 02:39 AM
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Transportation management systems (TMS) -- once only a solution for mega-shippers -- are becoming as common in the trucking industry as air horns and antilock brakes. Costs of adopting a TMS are coming down, and access and usability is easier than ever thanks to the technology's move in the cloud.
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $449.3 billion were up 0.7 percent compared to October and up 5.1 percent compared to November 2013, and the NRF said that November retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month over October and increased 3.2 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
Full service 3PL and non asset-based 3PL services provider Pilot Freight Services recently announced it will open new stations on Mexico City, Mexico and Vancouver, British Columbia during the first quarter of 2015.
For October, the most recent month for which data is available, the Freight TSI hit 121.8, topping September’s 121.4, which was downwardly revised from 121.5.
Posted on 12/11 at 09:31 AM
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
A one-year suspension of certain components of the federal motor carriers hours-of-service (HOS) rule was included as part of a $1.1 trillion fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill introduced yesterday by the House of Representatives.
Posted on 12/10 at 02:20 PM