Freight

By Patrick Burnson · June 23, 2011
In its fourth quarter earnings report, Fedex explained its 6 percent y-t-d improvement on strong yield improvement in all transportation segments, as well as volume growth of ground and international express shipments.
By Patrick Burnson · June 10, 2011
Despite recent signs of a slackening pace of global economic growth, California exporters turned in another impressive performance in April with shipments totaling $12.88 billion, a gain of 14.4 percent over the same month last year, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released this week by the U.S. Commerce Department.
By LM Staff · June 8, 2011
The BTS said that the April Freight TSI at 107.5 is up 14.0 percent from the recent low of 94.3 in April 2009, which was its lowest level since July 1997. April’s Freight TSI is down 5.1 percent from its historic peak of 113.3 in January 2005.
By Jeff Berman · June 3, 2011
I don’t know what is harder: figuring out what the economy is doing or hitting a curve ball? While I was a decent enough hitter growing up, I did not see too many breaking balls. But given all the noise about which way the economy is moving, I may be heading back to the batting cages.
<p>PLS Logistics Services is one of America’s largest freight brokers and the largest third-party logistics provider to the industrial sector. The company’s 8,000 pre-qualified carrier partners give shippers access to 150,000 trucks, including the largest network of flatbeds in North America.</p> WHITE PAPER
By George Kokoris · May 2, 2011
Small and mid-sized companies must take aggressive steps to lock in capacity or risk losing market share
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By John D. Schulz · April 1, 2011
Leading trucking company CEOs say it’s time to pay down debt and put profit to work to recapitalize their businesses - all at a time of tightening capacity. For shippers, the days of rock bottom rates could be long gone.
<p>New approaches to outsourcing are helping shippers drive down costs in the short term and build smarter, stronger supply chains for the long term.</p> WHITE PAPER
By George Kokoris · February 22, 2011
New approaches to outsourcing are helping shippers drive down costs in the short term and build smarter, stronger supply chains for the long term.
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By George Kokoris · February 10, 2011
This CarrierWatch® CSA Industry Report focuses on the approximately 166,000 for-hire interstate carriers evaluated under the new program (CSA) program.
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By George Kokoris · February 3, 2011
This FREE Research Brief provides insights into the challenges and concerns medium and large businesses are encountering in their freight transportation operations.
By Jeff Berman · January 7, 2011
Freight volumes finished 2010 on a somewhat uneven growth path in December, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Information Systems Freight Index.
By Patrick Burnson · December 22, 2010
The American Association of Port Authorities today applauded congressional passage of the DERA
By Patrick Burnson · December 22, 2010
Almost 26,000 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at $3.2 trillion will be needed between 2010 and 2029, to satisfy demand according to Airbus’ Global Market Forecast
By LM Staff · December 17, 2010
An executive summary of industry news
By Patrick Burnson · December 14, 2010
Even though California’s economic recovery remains a work in progress, Golden State exporters turned in their best performance ever for the month of October.
By Patrick Burnson · December 13, 2010
In an ongoing legal battle, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit granted a petition by the ATA to expedite the filing of briefs in its suit against the concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles so-called “clean-truck program.”

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