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Wednesday, January 01, 2014
With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Spurred by signs of future positive growth, recent data released by Transport Capital Partners (TCP) points to increased optimism for motor carriers in the form of increased volumes and rates.
Posted on 12/17 at 03:37 AM
Monday, August 19, 2013
While the gain was minimal, DAT said that this marked the first time July topped June since the index was launched in 1996, with the firm adding that freight volume typically trends down from June to July, with the average June to July decline more than 20 percent over the last decade.
Posted on 08/19 at 10:24 AM
Monday, July 01, 2013
In last month’s column I focused on the volatility of domestic intermodal rail. I cautioned that shippers should expect pressure in major routes associated with import and export because ocean rates are in turmoil as world markets adjust to new capacity and an uneven economic recovery.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Join our panel of leading economic and transportation analysts as they share their exclusive insight on where rates and capacity are headed over the next 12 months across all modes.
Monday, November 19, 2012
According to company officials, non-contractual 2013 rates will be comprised of a net increase of 4.5 percent for UPS Air and International Services and UPS ground packages are going up 4.9 percent.
Posted on 11/19 at 11:16 AM
Monday, October 08, 2012
September freight shipments and expenditures were up sequentially and down annually.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The August edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners pointed to similar rate activity in August compared to the same period a year ago.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The recent successful implementation of significant rate restoration initiatives by carriers in the core east-west trade lanes means that most are now operating above break-even, said analysts with Drewry’s Container Research – a London-based industry think tank
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Sunday, July 01, 2012
Our transportation law expert provides shippers with a refresher course in the basic legal principles relating to claims for cargo loss and damage.