North America

North America

23 Jul 2014
Six U.S. truck drivers have filed a class action suit accusing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration of unlawfully disseminating reports of driver safety records to potential employers.
19 Jul 2014
Contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association will resume on Wednesday after a recess Monday and Tuesday for a previously scheduled longshore division caucus.
Weekly wrap-up for July 19
19 Jul 2014
While it is obvious that beneficial cargo owners shipped early this year through the West Coast in anticipation of the July 1 deadline for contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and waterfront employers, reports of cargo surges at Canadian and U.S. East Coast ports in May and June indicate retailers were also diverting shipments away from West Coast ports.
Ocean carrier rate revision roundup for July 18
18 Jul 2014
Multiple carriers have announced general rate increases on several trade routes to take effect in August.
18 Jul 2014
Contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association will recess beginning Monday for a previously scheduled union caucus.
18 Jul 2014
Manufacturing growth in Canada’s central province of Ontario is boosting freight traffic with the U.S. and increasing demand for faster cross-border trucking service.
FedEx Truck
18 Jul 2014
FedEx officials said today the company will fight federal drug trafficking charges linked to the distribution of prescription medicines illegally sold through Internet pharmacies and defended their efforts to prevent FedEx distribution networks being co-opted for illegal purposes.
Spot rates from Shanghai to Northern Europe sank 5.5 percent to $1,230 per TEU this week.
18 Jul 2014
Instability in the spot rate market continued this week, as spot rates from Shanghai to northern Europe, the Mediterranean and both coasts of the United States sank yet again...
18 Jul 2014
After seeing “substandard” intermodal rail service cut its container utilization in the second quarter, the Hub Group expects gradual service improvement from its main partners...
Diesel
18 Jul 2014
Trucking interests in Southern California were urged this week to lobby for a delay in the inclusion of transportation fuels under the state’s cap and trade law...
Ever Lambent at the Port of Los Angeles
17 Jul 2014
A surge of imports through Los Angeles-Long Beach in June caught transportation providers by surprise, and helps explain why the ports had problems with terminal congestion and capacity shortages in both the rail and drayage trucking sectors.