Anyone paying attention to rail carload data would conclude from the year-over-year losses that it’s a difficult market, but hidden in the figures is a story of improvement.
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24 Feb 2017
US retailers are seeking the right balance between in-store and online inventories.
09 Feb 2017
Loaded container imports will increase substantially year-over-year in the first half.
31 Jan 2017
Rattled by the prospect of higher truck rates, shippers are looking at new negotiating strategies to protect savings.
27 Jan 2017
The advent of the new US administration brings uncertainty and potential disruption to US-Mexico trade.
09 Jan 2017
Strong US retail restocking after an even better-than-expected holiday season will send a surge of container imports through ports in January.
07 Jan 2017
US containerized imports stayed on an upward trend in 2016 despite strong headwinds.
12 Dec 2016
The US toy trade continues to feel the force of demand powered by the Star Wars films.
28 Nov 2016
Indices measuring trucking demand, pricing, and tonnage fell again in October, but decelerating declines are raising motor carriers’ hopes that the market has reached the bottom of the trough.
17 Nov 2016
Demand for US agricultural products in overseas markets is negating the impact of the strong dollar and less-than-robust growth in Asian economies.
17 Nov 2016
Higher spot-market truck rates and volumes are pushing up the DAT Freight Index at a point in the year when it traditionally would fall.