Transportation

By Jeff Berman · January 28, 2011
Taking steps to let shippers know about its full range of freight transportation service offerings, regional less-than-truckload carrier Pitt Ohio Express has officially re-branded and will be known as Pitt Ohio going forward.
By Jeff Berman · January 28, 2011
Carload volume at 282,837 was up 1.5 percent compared to the corresponding week last year. This is nearly identical with the week ending January 15, which hit 282,987 carloads.
By Jeff Berman · January 28, 2011
As was the case for most of 2010, annual improvements in spot market performance were prevalent. This was evidenced by data released by the TransCore North American Freight Index this week.
By Jeff Berman · January 28, 2011
In what ostensibly has become an annual piece of legislation, a bill designed to remove antitrust exemptions currently granted to the railroad industry was introduced this week.
By Jeff Berman · January 27, 2011
Earlier this week, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Con-way Freight announced it has introduced a new advanced load management and cargo protection system for its 16,800 freight trailer fleet in North America.
By Patrick Burnson · January 27, 2011
If the on-going plight of the world’s victimized seafarers doesn’t arouse decisive action against piracy, perhaps this news will: shipping is becoming more expensive
By Jeff Berman · January 27, 2011
Earlier this week, FedEx Supply Chain, a subsidiary of FedEx, announced it has introduced significant upgrades to its FedEx Critical Inventory Logistics (FCIL) service.
By Jeff Berman · January 27, 2011
Class 8 vehicle commercial trailer net orders increased 7 percent—or 22,915—in December over November, according to data from ACT Research Co., a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
By Jeff Berman · January 26, 2011
In a harbinger of perhaps more mergers and acquisitions within the trucking industry, NAPA Transportation has acquired certain assets of the dry van and brokerage divisions of Payne Trucking.
By Jeff Berman · January 26, 2011
Freight transportation services provider Hub Group Inc. recently announced that it has opened new terminals for its national drayage and truckload services subsidiary Comtrak in Indianapolis and Milwaukee.
By Jeff Berman · January 26, 2011
Obama stresses the fact that America needs to do a better job than it is doing now, when it comes to transportation infrastructure investment and development
By Patrick Burnson · January 25, 2011
Horizon Lines announced it has instituted a 15-day transit schedule for containerized cargo shipped from Shanghai to Kansas City with its new International service
By Jeff Berman · January 25, 2011
Following through on excellent momentum through the first three quarters of 2010, it was hardly surprising that CSX announced record fourth quarter and full-year 2010 earnings this week.
By Jeff Berman · January 25, 2011
Diesel prices were up again, rising 2.3 cents to $3.430 per gallon for the week of January 24, according to data released this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA added that current prices are up 59.7 cents per gallon compared to last year.
By Jeff Berman · January 25, 2011
Data released earlier today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) indicates that truck tonnage growth in December appears to be heading in the right direction.

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