Thursday, September 30, 2010
Despite overall economic conditions being better than they were a year ago, third-party logistics (3PL) CEO’s are still indicating business conditions have a ways to go before things fully turn around, according to the results of the 17th Annual Survey of Third-Party Logistics Providers.
Truck tonnage continued its path on an uneven road, with August volumes seeing a sequential decline for the third time in four months, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
New bill Would require Electronic On Board Recorder
Reports show overall industry orders for the first six months of 2010 up 19.6% compared to the same period in 2009.
Posted on 09/29 at 05:28 AM
Following faster than expected recovery in global trade flows so far in 2010, World Trade Organization economists have revised their projection for world trade growth in 2010 upwards to 13.5 percent.
Posted on 09/29 at 01:59 AM
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Financially ailing YRC Worldwide, which controls nearly 20 percent of the $26 billion LTL market, has won another round of concessions from the Teamsters union, pending a rank-and-file vote.
Posted on 09/28 at 06:44 AM
Transportation companies, spurred on by shippers and manufacturers, are joining the green revolution in a big way.
Posted on 09/28 at 04:36 AM
Monday, September 27, 2010
As the trucking industry collectively holds its breath over a possible loss in productivity as a result of the long-awaited latest proposal to change truck driver hours of service, shipper interests are worried about the repercussions from such changes and other regulations coming out of Washington.
Posted on 09/27 at 04:00 AM
Trucking HOS •
A weaker-than-expected Peak Season may be in the making, according to a recent report. But we won’t likely know if that is 100 percent true until freight data through October is complete. If it is true, it is sure to be disappointing as many said and reported (yes, me) that there really would be a Peak Season in 2010.
Posted on 09/27 at 12:18 AM
Peak Season •
Friday, September 24, 2010
On the heels of recent news that White House last week has agreed to a request from Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to permanently enact a pilot program allowing trucks weighing up to 100,000 pounds to travel on federal interstate highways in Maine, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) has made it clear it does not support this push.
Posted on 09/24 at 11:41 AM