Earlier today, Class I freight railroad carrier CN said it has reached a tentative agreement with the company’s 3,200 conductors and yard crews working on CN’s mainline and yards in [...]
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently had an opportunity to speak with Jim Gehr, President, Retail, DHL Supply Chain, North America, talk about the 2019 holiday rush, as it [...]
Falling 0.008 cents, this week’s average is $3.066, falling last week’s 0.001-cent increase. The national diesel average rises and falls have been uneven in recent weeks, falling four [...]
Echo officials described EchoDrive Preferred as a tiered program comprised of three levels of benefits, with what it called a strategic approach to attract and reward the most loyal carriers and [...]
On November 25, CN said that it has successfully met the federal requirement to operate PTC on all 35 of its U.S. subdivisions required to be equipped with PTC, meeting these requirements 13 [...]
With 100% annual growth in its Transportation Services group, Chattanooga Tennessee-based 3PL recently announced it is taking steps to expand its footprint in that space through additions on [...]
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Rail carloads, at 239,647, slipped 8.9% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 261,602, were off 7.9%.
Commerce reported that October retail sales, at $526.5 billion, were up 0.3% compared to September and up 3.1% annually, and NRF reported that October retail sales were up 0.2% from September to [...]
October shipments, at 1.152, were down 3.9% compared to September and down 5.9% annually, and October expenditures, at 2.800, dropped 1.9% compared to September and were down 4.1% annually.
Coming off of an all-time high in August, the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index [...]
Rail carloads, at 248,905, fell 5.1%, and intermodal units, at 266,364, slipped 6.7%.
Last year at this time industry analysts were saying that the third-party logistics providers were confronting considerable challenges created by uncertainty. That situation may have only become [...]
POLA reported that total volume for the month, at 770,189 TEU (twenty-foot equivalents), was off 19.1% annually, facing a difficult annual comparison to October 2018, and POLB reported that total [...]
While we continue to use our pages to beat the drum that a digital approach offers the promise of a fully connected network with access to real-time visibility to capacity and warehouse space, [...]
Most countries impose legal control on the export of goods from their jurisdictions, while international trade agreements often include additional regulations. However, failing to observe new [...]
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A final tariff push set to take effect in December is pegged to result in another month of increased import activity for United States-based retail container ports, according to the most recent [...]
New HOS tweaks top the list of regulatory changes heading into 2020. Carriers say flexibility is key to effective industry regulation covering the niche sectors that make up this dominant, $700 [...]
Even with trucking volumes down in 2019, digital freight matching (DFM) remains hot on the radar of shippers as a way to secure space and improve visibility.
Rail carloads, at 243,321, were off 9.4% annually, and intermodal units, at 269,826, were off 8.3%.
The report’s key metric, the PMI, eked out a 0.5% gain to 48.3 8 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), following declines of 1.3% and 2.1%, respectively, in October and September. [...]
Global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL Express said this week it is investing $100 million into expansion initiatives for a new Toronto-based facility located at the John C. [...]
A new offering released today by Seattle-based digital freight broker Convoy offers motor carriers access to ten times the amount of spot freight from the biggest shippers in the United [...]
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With an eye on advancing innovation in the logistics sector, Greenwich, Conn.-based XPO Logistics, a provider of global freight transportation and logistics services, said today it has formed a [...]
The report’s National Shipment Index, at 131.7 (2011=110.1), was up 0.3% from the second quarter to the third quarter, which was well off the 9.7% gain from the first quarter to the second [...]
Freight forwarding merger and acquisition (M&A) activity north of a border remains a key focus area for Toronto-based Manitoulin Global Forwarding (MGF), a subsidiary of the Manitoulin Group [...]
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September shipments, at 1.199, were up 0.8% compared to August and down 3.4% annually, and expenditures were off 4.5% annually and up 0.5% compared to August.
Research recently issued by Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE pointed to warehouses smaller than 120,000 square-feet, which it refers to as “light-industrial” [...]
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Atlanta-based transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said it received the United States government’s first full Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 135 Standard [...]
The report’s key metric, the PMI, declined 1.3% to 47.8 1 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth), following a 2.1% decline from July to August.
While a ten-week stretch of declines was snapped with an increase last week, the national average price per gallon for diesel gasoline fell again this week, according to data issued by the [...]
Rail carloads, at 250,794, fell 8% annually, and intermodal units, at 277,876, declined 5.7%.
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With a 0.094-cent increase, the national diesel average price per gallon is $3.081 per gallon.
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Commerce reported that August retail sales were up 0.4% annually, to $526.1 billion, and were up 0.8% over July’s $524.2 billion. NRF reported that August retail sales rose 0.4% on a [...]
August shipments, at 1,095,208, eked out a 0.1% annual gain, and on a year-to-date basis, shipments through August, at 8,212,273, are up 1.5% compared to the same period a year ago.
Total POLA volume––at 861,081 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units)––was up 4.2% annually and marked the highest volume for the month of August in the 112-year history of the [...]
Rail carloads, at 238,988, slipped 5.6% compared to the same week a year ago, and intermodal units, at 230.297, were off 7.5%.
July’s Freight TSI reading, at 139.0, followed two months of declines-with May and June down 0.1% and 0.3%, respectively- on the way to setting a new record reading, topping the previous [...]
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When it comes to the seemingly never-ending state of the United States-China “trade war,” which has seen each nation, in a sense, attempt to out do each other, in the form of a game [...]
Falling 0.011 cents, the national diesel average now stands at $2.983 per gallon.
The main hedging participants for trucking freight futures are commercial users: trucking carriers, shippers, and 3PLs. While they each have a different hedging objective, their primary use of [...]
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July shipments, at 1.171, were off 5.9% compared to a very strong July 2018 and down 0.8% compared to June. On the expenditures, side, the report noted that July came in at 2.861, which [...]
Rail carloads, at 261,194, were off 3.9% annually, and intermodal units, at 271,996, slipped 4.6%.
For June, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was -0.82, an improvement over May’s -2.3 and April’s -1.18.
This article provides a snapshot of the trucking freight futures market, starting with a summary of the basics about derivatives-futures and then diving into the specifics of trucking freight [...]
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A new look may be coming to motor carrier hours-of-service (HOS) rules, with the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issuing a notice of [...]
The trade war, in a sense, has become an extension of an ongoing “quest” for shippers to truly be ready for anything.
This new intermodal offering will be geared towards CN’s greater Montreal and Southern Ontario areas, and the CSX-served ports of Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey and the New York City [...]
Even with a fresh round of tariffs set to kick in on September 1, imports at United States-bound retail container ports are pegged to come in at near-record levels through the remainder of 2019, [...]
Rail carloads–at 1,264,100-were down 4.8%, or 64,406 carloads annually, and intermodal units-at 1,314,333 containers and trailers were down 6.1%, or 84,878 units, annually.
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When President Trump yesterday announced that the United States will be implementing a 10% tariff on $300 billion in Chinese imports, effective September 1, it understandably sent further [...]
Late last month, Uber Freight, a subsidiary of the ubiquitous, ride-sharing service Uber, whose proprietary app matches trucking companies with loads to haul, announced it has expanded into Germany.
In 2018, trucking industry revenue rose 12.2%, from $700.1 billion in 2017 to $796.7 billion in 2018, according to ATA data.
Rail carloads-at 261,706-were down 3.5% , and intermodal units-at 272,792-slipped 5.3%.
For May, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI jumped to 5.6, following a 1.9 reading in April, which was almost a full point below March’s 2.8, and marked the highest [...]
Rail carloads––at 254,434––fell 4.2%, and intermodal units––at 271,576––fell 5.6%.
While the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) is not a done deal until it is signed off by Congress and signed into law by President Trump, that has not stopped business concerns from [...]
Earlier this week, global e-commerce power Amazon said this week it plans to open up two new Ohio-based fulfillment centers, located in Akron and Rossford. Company officials said that these [...]
Quarterly revenue–at $18 billion-was up 3.4% annually, with net income-at $1.685 billion-up 12%, and earnings per share $1.94 topping the $1.71 recorded last year and topping Wall Street [...]
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Company officials said that the driver for this new location was to provide the company with the opportunity to be closer to its shipper customers in Maine and northern New Hampshire. And they [...]
Truckload pricing, which measure linehaul rates, increased 0.9% annually, to 135.9, in June, and intermodal pricing was up 3.9% in June, to 142.0.
With a 0.004-cent decline, the national diesel average now stands at $3.051 per gallon. This comes on the heels of a 1.3-cent gain last week and 0.001-cent and 2.7-cent declines, respectively, [...]
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June shipments, at 1.181, decreased 5.3% annually, marking the seventh consecutive month of shipments declines.
For May, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was -2.3, a retreat from March’s -1.18. March represented the first time the TCI turned in a negative reading for the [...]
Third-party logistics (3PL) services provider SEKO Logistics announced this week it has rolled out a new global gateway in its hometown of Chicago, as part of its transition to what it calls a [...]
Rising 1.3 cents, the national diesel average came in at $3.055 per gallon, following 0.001-cent and 2.7-cent declines, respectively, over the previous two weeks.
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The national average price per gallon of diesel gasoline fell for the seventh time in the last eight weeks, according to data issued this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy [...]
SSA’s Oakland International Container Terminal said today its $6 million conversion to hybrid yard cranes would cut greenhouse gas emissions 96 percent.
A major freight railroad deal was announced this week, with Darien, Conn.-based short-line railroad carrier Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) Inc. set to be acquired by Brookfield Infrastructure [...]
Rail carloads, at 257,836, fell 4% annually, and intermodal units, at 267,280, decreased 7.5% annually.
Most U.S. shippers have reviewed their contract bunker formulae to take into account the switch to the new IMO 2020-compliant fuel before signing their new May 2019-April 2020 transpacific contracts.
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Rail carloads, at 257,385, were down 4.6% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 270,604, fell 6.2%.
The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for May, at 114 (2015=100) fell 6.1% compared to April’s 121.8, which was up 7% over March. And compared to [...]
May shipments, at 1.128, slipped 6% annually and were down 2.8% compared to April. This marks the sixth consecutive month that annual shipments were down. Freight expenditures in May, at 2.845, [...]