Archive for August, 2019

Best Western’s Newest Acquisition Points to Long-Term Reservations Strategy

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has acquired property management software company AutoClerk, in a move to combine the startup’s technology stack with its own central reservation system. The chain’s long-term goal is to create one internal system that more quickly provides up-to-date pricing and inventory information to online travel agencies for customers looking to book […]

Luxury Boutique Hotels Push Further Into Former Warehouse Districts

Destinations around the world are discovering that gritty urban neighborhoods that once housed factories or warehouses show no signs of cooling off as hot spots for development. While the trend started in the late 1990s in forward-thinking coastal cities like New York and San Francisco, the widespread phenomenon of warehouse/industrial district conversion has grown even […]

U.S. to test mirrorless, camera-based systems in autos

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to test how drivers could use cameras to replace traditional rearview mirrors in automobiles, a technology already allowed in other countries, the agency said on Tuesday.

US weekly jobless claims fall more than expected

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, suggesting the labor market was holding firm despite a manufacturing slowdown and concerns the economy is on a path toward recession.

Most of the nation’s ports report strong July

Most of the nation’s largest seaports are reporting record cargo volume amid stalled trade negotiations between the United States and China. The Port of Los Angeles, the nation’s busiest, set a new single-month cargo record for the fourth consecutive month.

Shippers Turn to Transportation to Reduce Emissions

In an increasingly environmentally conscious world, many companies are adopting more sustainable transportation methods to reduce their carbon footprints. And for good reason — cars, trucks, aircraft and other forms of transportation account for more greenhouse gas emissions than any other source, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

South Texas powers another week of rising truckload volumes

Outbound tender volumes (OTVI.USA) finished this week up 4.99 percent year-over-year. South Texas led the climb with both Houston and Laredo posting strong double-digit weekly increases. OTVI began the week with a strong start before dipping late Thursday, diminishing the weekly gains. Overall, tendered truckload volumes increased 1.45 percent this week. The OTVI index also […]