U.S. shippers expect to ramp-up their conversion of freight from truck to intermodal rail the most in a year and a half, according to a new survey.
17 Apr 2016
In the aftermath of the West Coast labor debacle — and all the cross-border diversions, air cargo routing and alternative sourcing remedies that came with it — ocean carrier results for 2015 were mixed, with 19 of the JOC Top 40 ship lines moving goods in the U.S. trades posting volume declines. Separately, 21 of the JOC Top 40 U.S. export container carriers and 15 of the JOC Top 40 U.S. import container carriers posted declines in volume.
16 Apr 2016
The number of deaths on U.S. roads caused by fatal crashes with large trucks dropped 5 percent in 2014, ending a four-year increase, the Department of Transportation said Friday.
15 Apr 2016
LONG BEACH, California — Pacific Maritime Association President Jim McKenna on Friday formally requested that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union join employers in launching early talks to extend the existing West Coast labor contract beyond its July 1, 2019, expiration date.
15 Apr 2016
In an unsurprising but welcome move for U.S. ports pursuing major harbor deepening projects, both houses of the U.S. Congress this week pushed forward legislation that would exceed White House and congressional targets for port funding.
14 Apr 2016
U.S. lawmakers Thursday showed little interest in getting directly involved with the controversy surrounding the SOLAS container weight rule.
13 Apr 2016
CSX Transportation offered a dim outlook for intermodal volume growth Wednesday, after the company said declines in international business in the first quarter offset domestic gains and are expected to continue to hamper domestic volume growth in the year ahead.
12 Apr 2016
The U.S. economy may be crawling along, but Estes Express Lines is moving faster, opening a new less-than-truckload terminal in the Chicago area.
11 Apr 2016
A new U.S. Department of Transportation push to promote coastal and inland waterway container services has come despite signs that such efforts have a poor track record.
11 Apr 2016
Truckload rates are dropping as weak demand feeds pressure on shippers to reduce U.S. transportation costs, logistics providers and brokers at the Transportation Intermediaries Association conference learned.
08 Apr 2016
The truck driver shortage is more a problem for large trucking operators, as the total number of drivers and small fleets grows, said Jeff Tucker, chairman of the Transportation Intermediaries Association and head of Tucker Company Worldwide.