North America

North America

04 Sep 2015
Logistics provider UTi Worldwide lowered its earnings forecast for its current fiscal year as the company reported deeper second quarter losses caused by declining ocean and air freight volume.
03 Sep 2015
The steep drop in fuel prices year-over-year and over the summer is driving fuel surcharges down, reducing overall spot market truck rates and putting pressure on intermodal pricing, too. DAT saw spot truck rates drop by a penny last week, although line-haul rates were unchanged, thanks to lower surcharges.
03 Sep 2015
Crime-tracking CargoNet expects a surge in freight theft in the U.S. over the Labor Day weekend, and reports cargo crime is rising in 2015.
02 Sep 2015
Big retailers in the U.S. are dragging their Chinese suppliers back to the table to re-negotiate order contracts and take advantage of lower manufacturing costs following Beijing’s sharp devaluation of the yuan.
02 Sep 2015
The Federal Maritime Commission Wednesday voted to issue a request for additional information from terminal operators involved in a proposal to add a Saturday gate at the Port of Oakland as a measure to relieve congestion at the Northern California port.
02 Sep 2015
The acquisition of three companies over the past year, the latest being Stagecoach Cartage in El Paso, gives Roadrunner Transportation Systems greater access to freight on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.
02 Sep 2015
A strong dollar and uncertain global macroeconomic outlook has led observers to forecast a 2.4 percent drop in U.S. exports this year, but the makeup of that decline is not uniform and some regions have even seen their number of U.S. exports increase.
01 Sep 2015
As peak season nears, U.S. domestic intermodal spot rates last month fell to their lowest point since September 2012, a result of intense competition from the over-the-road sector and weaker than usual demand, according to third-party logistics provider IDS.
01 Sep 2015
A GT Nexus, YouGov consumer survey finds many shoppers complain of stock-outs even as retailers see inventory levels surge, a sign of increasing supply-chain complexity and low "visibility."
01 Sep 2015
$10 billion industrial supplies distributor W.W. Grainger acquired a British company, Cromwell, that will help scale its online offerings in Europe,
01 Sep 2015
Truckers buying diesel fuel in the U.S. must think they've entered a timewarp, with the average U.S. diesel price tumbling by $1.30 per gallon over the past year to $2.51 per gallon, a price not seen since 2009. Oil markets proved volatile this week, but experts say oversupply is likely to keep a cap on crude and fuel prices for some time to come.