North America

North America

28 Aug 2015
South Florida ports are readying themselves for gale force winds and a downpour of rain as Tropical Storm Erika prepares to make landfall in the Sunshine State this Monday.
25 Aug 2015
The American Trucking Associations wants Congress to allow carriers to use hair-follicle testing as an alternative to urinalysis, but labor group oppose the change.
24 Aug 2015
As U.S. auto sales surge, U.S. Southeast port are shifting into high gear to win that highly profitable roll-on, roll-off cargo.
24 Aug 2015
The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and the Western States Petroleum Association are urging the California Legislature to reject a request from the San Francisco Bar Pilots for an 11 percent rate hike, a cost that would be passed onto shipowners.
24 Aug 2015
Con-way Freight workers in Portland, Oregon voted not to join the International Brotherhood of Teamsters last week, marking the seventh outright defeat for the union in its attempt to organize workers at the second-largest stand-alone U.S. less-than-truckload carrier.
24 Aug 2015
U.S. retailers and manufacturers are slicing into inventories they built up during the West Coast port labor dispute, contributing to what's reported to be a softer third-quarter freight market. Stronger consumer spending may help shippers balance inventories as peak season demand picks up.
23 Aug 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard has rolled out its long-term cyber security plan aimed at defending ports, companies and infrastructure from cyber attacks that could disrupt ports and shipping or aid criminals or terrorists.
22 Aug 2015
Workers who pack and ship goods for the Google Express same-day delivery service voted to unionize, the latest victory for the Teamsters union in its drive to organize Silicon Valley contract employees.
21 Aug 2015
U.S. West Coast congestion roiled retailer rollouts of spring product lines even after employers and longshoremen ended their showdown in late February, executives told investors during recent second-quarter earnings calls.
21 Aug 2015
Averitt Express joined the ranks of trucking companies boosting pay and benefits to secure more truck drivers. Despite slower economic growth than a year ago, driver demand remains a key factor in truck pricing.
21 Aug 2015
The U.S. Department of Transportation is calling for a national coalition to address a nationwide parking shortage for truck drivers, just another factor that has been contributing to rising transportation costs and ever-tightening capacity in the sector.