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08 Aug 2016
IHS economist: the volume of containerized U.S. imports will grow at a slower pace than expected in 2016.
07 Jun 2016
Containerized imports are expected to spike in the fall.
02 Jun 2016
Less-than-truckload shipments only inched upward in May.
25 May 2016
Higher U.S. diesel prices and fuel surcharges may threaten transportation savings.
25 May 2016
Commodities traditionally dominate U.S. containerized exports in terms of volume, but the stars are rarely aligned for U.S. exporters.
24 May 2016
U.S. containerized exports rose in the first quarter of the year for the first time after six successive quarters of decline.
19 May 2016
Despite "positive" economic indicators, freight volumes seem stuck at a "standstill."
13 May 2016
High levels of inventory continue to depress freight demand and help create excess truck capacity.
09 May 2016
Shipments of smaller aircraft declined in the first quarter worldwide, as business demand dropped.
06 May 2016
Trucking hiring is bumping against a post-recession ceiling as unemployment drops, construction wages rise.
05 May 2016
Truckload carriers are struggling to bring capacity in line with demand, as an increase in the first-quarter JOC.com Truckload Capacity Index shows.