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Friday, March 18, 2011

Even though the trucking industry appears to benefit from relatively healthy volume growth, there are enough obstacles in the way to make its future outlook somewhat cloudy. That is the consensus of a recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP).

Railroad volumes continued trending in the right direction, with volumes up again for both carload and intermodal for the week ending March 12, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 03/18 at 07:56 AM
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 24.3 percent in 2010 compared to 2009, increasing to $791 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A bipartisan group of senators this week has introduced legislation that they said would help to close the country’s widening infrastructure funding gap, serve as a job creator, and enhance U.S. competitiveness. The legislation, drafted by Senators John Kerry (D-MA), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) and Mark Warner (D-VA), is entitled the BUILD (the Building and Upgrading Infrastructure for Long-Term Development) Act.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

In a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, DeFazio expressed his concern about the plan to allow Mexican trucking companies to operate long-haul trucking operations in the U.S.
Posted on 03/15 at 09:34 AM
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Following a cumulative 29.8 cent hike over the previous two weeks. Diesel prices checked in with a 3.7 cent increase to $3.908 per gallon, noted the EIA. On an annual basis, diesel prices are up 98.4 cents.
Posted on 03/15 at 07:47 AM
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Monday, March 14, 2011

As truck tonnage levels show decent annual growth levels with capacity remaining tight, it does not come as a surprise to see the trucking spot market continue running along at a swift level. That is the consensus from TransCore which said in a recent release that truckload freight availability increased by 12 percent for the week ending March 5, according to traffic in its TransCore TrendLines report.
Posted on 03/14 at 12:08 PM
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Despite an 11 percent decline in net orders for Class 8 vehicles from January to February, the fundamentals that support demand in the heavy-duty commercial vehicle market remain strong, according to ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Posted on 03/14 at 09:17 AM
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Friday, March 11, 2011

U.S. West Coast seaports and airports remain on high alert today, following the devastating earthquake that struck Japan on Friday
Posted on 03/11 at 01:16 PM
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

A prominent industry analyst maintains that several key infrastructural events will shape the global supply chain in the coming years
Posted on 03/10 at 06:20 PM
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