Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Late last week, the United States Senate unanimously approved S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Posted on 06/24 at 11:12 AM
Railroad Shipping •
At a time when a new, long-term surface transportation reauthorization is desperately needed, given, what is often described as the ongoing decline of the state of United States transportation infrastructure, a bipartisan foursome in the Senate introduced a wide-ranging bill, whose chief objective is to provide some long-term fixes to a system repeatedly referred to as broken.
Posted on 06/24 at 10:26 AM
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in May headed up 1.8 percent at 132.1.
Posted on 06/23 at 11:59 AM
Truck Tonnage •
According to the 26th Annual State of Logistics Report (SoL), the logistics and transportation industry chalked up its best year since the Great Recession, with U.S. business logistics costs rising 3.1 percent to $1.45 trillion last year.
Posted on 06/23 at 10:24 AM
This week’s price–at $2.859 per gallon-was down 1.1 cents from last week’s $2.87 and was also down $1.060 annually.
Posted on 06/23 at 10:12 AM
Diesel Prices •
With overall market conditions for shippers being largely viewed as difficult, the most recent edition of the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR is calling for more of the same in the coming months, even with signs of improvement in April, the most recent month which the report covers.
Posted on 06/23 at 09:47 AM
FTR Associates •
At the eyefortransport 3PL Summit held in Chicago last week, a wide variety of topics were covered and addressed, including 3PL consolidation, the slow-to-develop role of Uber as a logistics delivery provider, and, of course, the increasing role e-commerce is playing in seemingly nearly all facets of logistics and supply chain management these days. While all these topics, as well as many others, were interesting and relevant to be sure, the final session on the middle day of the event offered some perspective on a topic that was not a part of the 3PL Summit’s itinerary. That topic was nearshoring.
Posted on 06/23 at 02:27 AM
Monday, June 22, 2015
New regulatory standards proposed by the United States Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency late last week have a keen focus on reducing the carbon footprint of medium and heavy vehicles.
Posted on 06/22 at 09:33 AM
The proposal that would allow LTL carriers to introduce 33-foot twin “pup” trailers is running into stiff opposition in the Senate – and from other segments of the trucking industry.
Posted on 06/22 at 07:00 AM
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