A coalition of nearly 70 trade organizations has sent a letter to Congress in support of a bipartisan bill that would allow drivers as young as 18 to drive heavy-duty trucks in interstate commerce.
Time, as much as rising drayage costs, is forcing US importers to decide between container shipping line-arranged door moves and making their own surface transport arrangements through merchant haulage, as Amazon-era demands for speed multiply.
While most government and think tank studies on the abysmal condition of U.S. roads are general in nature, a new congressionally mandated report zeroes in on the Interstate Highway System and finds the future of those ribbons of highway that tie the nation together so at risk that drastic action should be taken over a […]
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) today reported U.S. rail traffic for the week ending December 8, 2018. For this week, total U.S. weekly rail traffic was 570,225 carloads and intermodal units, up 3.1 percent compared with the same week last year. Total carloads for the week ending December 8 were 267,000 carloads, up 0.3 […]
As United States intermodal volumes have been ahead of carload volumes in recent years, a report recently published by Chicago-based commercial real estate firm JLL explains that should this continue to remain that case, that increased intermodal usage will not only see supply chains drive more cargo off of highways on to rail, but it […]
On Monday Feb. 11, 2019, Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific-both of which are rolling out their own versions of Precision Scheduled Railroading-will deploy jointly developed new routing protocols for domestic and international intermodal interline services.
Airfreight rates continued to steadily rise in November as the peak season rolled in, with prices on the transpacific trade lane breaching the $5 per kg mark. The latest numbers from the Tac Index show that prices on services from Hong Kong to North America reached an average of $5.37 per kg during November, an […]
Imports at the major retail container ports in the US have set another record reaching 2 million containers in a single month as retailers continued to bring merchandise into the country ahead of a now-postponed increase in tariffs on goods from China.
The U.S. average retail price of diesel dropped 4.6 cents to $3.161 a gallon, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Dec. 10, as crude oil prices dropped near $50 per barrel.
Amid likely, continued, tight US truck capacity in 2019, shipper/company preparation can pay off, regarding keeping transportation costs within a budget.