Archive for March 28th, 2019

AAR Reports Weekly Rail Traffic for the Week Ending March 23, 2019

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending March 23, 2019. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 503,017 carloads and intermodal units, down 4.5 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending March 23 were 236,817 carloads, down 10.9 […]

Construction, Business Stakeholders Renew Push for Infrastructure Bill

Groups representing the construction and business sectors are ramping up their calls for congressional action on an infrastructure measure this year. The Transportation Construction Coalition and Americans for Transportation Mobility joined forces to urge federal lawmakers to pass legislation that would ensure long-term funding for big-ticket projects.

Fruit, veggie haulers request hours, ELD regs modifications

A coalition of 24 groups representing producers, handlers and shippers of perishable fruits and vegetables is petitioning the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to modify hours of service and electronic logging device rules for truck drivers hauling these commodities.

Retail shippers raising supplier delivery standards

Walmart’s recent announcement of new tighter delivery standards for suppliers, starting in May, signals how retailers are ramping up the pressure on suppliers to provide cargo just in time to hit store shelves.