Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A little more than one month after coming to terms on a tentative agreement on a new labor contract, which was preceded by months of difficult negotiations, the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United States-based East and Gulf Coasts, and the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the largest union of maritime workers in North America, have officially approved the agreement for a successor Master Agreement, according to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS).
Posted on 03/13 at 03:28 PM
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While the turnover rate at large truckload carriers dipped in the fourth quarter of 2012, the issue of finding and retaining qualified drivers remains a top priority for pretty much all carriers.
The Bureau of Transportation Statistics reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.2 percent from December to January, following a 1.0 percent gain from November to December.
February retail sales exceeded expectations, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
The North American hydraulic fracturing energy boom is creating once-in-lifetime new business opportunities for the trucking and rail industries.
Posted on 03/13 at 09:59 AM
Company officials said that the move to a new facility, which will serve shippers in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, will better help ODFL meet its growth in this region.
Posted on 03/13 at 09:32 AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
BNSF officials say the SCIG will be a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, near-dock intermodal facility that will have 90 percent less emissions than traditional intermodal yards and will be four miles from the Port of Los Angeles.
Posted on 03/12 at 04:05 PM
The average price per gallon fell 4.2 cents to $4.088 per gallon, on the heels of a 2.9 cent dip last week. Prior to these two weeks of declines, prices rose a cumulative 26.5 cents over a six week span.
Posted on 03/12 at 04:04 PM
Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide said today that its YRC Freight subsidiary has submitted a proposal for a new set of network improvements—or change of operations—to the company’s union leadership.
Posted on 03/12 at 03:23 PM
Monday, March 11, 2013
The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates indicates the federal budget sequester has the potential to curtail United States-bound import cargo growth at a time when trade is still growing, albeit at a very average pace.
Posted on 03/11 at 04:03 PM