Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide (YRCW) said today that its network optimization plan for YRC Freight, its largest subsidiary, has officially commenced.
Posted on 05/21 at 11:50 AM
YRC Freight •
Last week, FedEx Freight held the grand opening of its new multi-million dollar Vancouver, British Columbia service center, which it said will connect the Western Canada LTL sector and customers through north-south, east-west and global shipping lanes.
Posted on 05/21 at 10:44 AM
FedEx Freight •
Diesel prices headed up for the second straight week, following ten consecutive weeks of declines, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 05/21 at 10:06 AM
Diesel Prices •
The Teamsters Freight Division last night said that leaders from about 160 union local unions representing ABF approved the tentative master contract, with the next step in the process being a vote by ABF’s 7,500 union drivers, dockworkers, mechanics, and clerical staffers.
Posted on 05/21 at 09:23 AM
ABF Freight •
Monday, May 20, 2013
According to a new study conducted by the global strategy and marketing consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners, price pressure is higher in the logistics industry than in other sectors – no matter the country.
DAT said that spot market freight volumes in its DAT North American Freight Index were down 16 percent annually in April, adding that April 2012 represented a record-high. Volumes for vanload, reefer, and refrigerated were down 20 percent, 10 percent, and 15 percent, respectively, compared to a year ago.
Posted on 05/20 at 02:04 PM
Senior economist reports calmer global economy, calls for regional policy innovation.
President Obama will ink a Presidential Memorandum that the White House said will “modernize the Federal infrastructure permitting process, cutting timelines in half for major infrastructure projects while creating incentives for better outcomes for communities and the environment.”
Posted on 05/20 at 09:39 AM
Friday, May 17, 2013
On Wednesday, May 22, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on the recently announced nomination of Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx to be Secretary of Transportation.
Posted on 05/17 at 12:15 PM
The pending changes in truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) regulations will help drive trucking rates up between 4 and 10 percent in the coming year, analysts and trucking executives predict.
Posted on 05/17 at 08:30 AM