Friday, February 24, 2012
USPS officials said subsequent changes related to these studies are a necessary part of a larger comprehensive plan developed by the Postal Service to reduce operating costs by $20 billion by 2015 and return the organization to profitability.
Carload volume—at 281,989—was down 5.2 percent annually and ahead of the week ending February 11 at 279,501.
Posted on 02/24 at 10:50 AM
Earlier this month, Seattle-based EquaShip said it is temporarily suspending customer operations in order to re-engineer its transportation network for faster package delivery times, larger geographic coverage, and more service options.
Posted on 02/24 at 10:10 AM
Parcel Shipping •
LTL carriers are fully aware of the significant influx of truck brokerage players that are active in the LTL market, which is reducing margins for carriers that are “struggling for pennies.”
Posted on 02/24 at 09:32 AM
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The increase in shale gas extraction projects is triggering spectacular growth in North American drilling projects. But with this growth comes transportation challenges, as suppliers of pipe, chemicals, drilling equipment, and other materials must get products to and from an expanding number of energy sites, many in remote locations.
A report in the Wall Street Journal this week stated that a group of 29 nations is requesting the European Union (EU) to spike its costly emissions trading scheme (ETS) that would impose new emissions taxes on U.S. and other nations’ air carriers flying into and out of the EU and is seeking retaliation against the EU and raising the risk of a trade war.
Posted on 02/23 at 12:13 PM
Air Cargo •
European Union •
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Posted on 02/23 at 12:02 PM
Data released this week by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, indicated that amid an ongoing strong build, a strong and growing order level led to a backlog in January Class 8 truck orders to 125,000 units, representing its highest backlog volume since July 2012.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The ongoing conflict between the Port of Los Angeles and the American Trucking Association may be finally drawing to a close.
Officials said that the contract between the companies is a long-term agreement at competitive market rates, adding that it encompasses the intermodal operations of APL, as well as those of APL Logistics’ auto-related activities in North America.
Posted on 02/22 at 03:44 PM
Union Pacific •