Freight

By Jeff Berman · November 4, 2011
The October 2011 edition of the Cass Freight Index showed signs of mixed messages, when it comes to figuring out freight trends. While freight shipments and expenditures were up annually, they were both down from September in another sign that the economic recovery is both gradual and unpredictable.
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By Patrick Burnson · October 1, 2011
Big shippers and the world’s top carriers vow to work collectively towards leveraging technology to improve business processes and relationships. Will they make good on the promise or slip back to business as usual?
By Jeff Berman · September 6, 2011
In its August report, Cass data indicated that shipments at 1.143 were down 3.7 percent compared to July, with shipments topping the 1.0 mark for the 15th straight month since May 2010, when shipments moved above the 1.0 mark for the first time since November 2008.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2011

By George Kokoris · July 1, 2011

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.

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