Today’s freight forwarders now need to ramp up their value-added visibility services in an effort to boost revenues and put shippers at ease.
Freight shipments and expenditures in September each saw annual increases, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
“Uber for freight.” “On-demand trucking.” Call it what you want, but the race to develop mobile apps to match an available truck with a pending load is heating up—and the players are well-funded and looking to stand out in an already saturated market.
While the Trump administration works to water down some trucking regulations, states are more aggressive than ever in their pursuit of more revenue.
Class I railroad carriers CN and Norfolk Southern announced they have partnered up on a new joint interline service offering for carload traffic between Western Canada and NS’s Eastern-based U.S. destinations. CN and NS officials said that this endeavor will reduce transit times for these routes by one to two days.
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Carloads eked out a 0.2% annual increase to 268,943, and intermodal again set a new all-time weekly record, up 5.6% to 291,046.
Having full visibility into key operations–whether for tracking shipments, managing on-time deliveries or having a consolidated view of financials–can be the difference between thriving and barely surviving.
With a 4.6% annual gain to $97.4 million in August, this marks the 10th consecutive month of increases, with all five major transportation modes carrying more freight by value.
DCLI Chassis Link, a Charlotte, NC-based provider of marine chassis and asset management services to the U.S. intermodal industry, said it has inked a definitive agreement to acquire TRAC Intermodal’s fleet of roughly 72,000 53-foot domestic chassis and related customer and hosting contracts with major Class I railroads and intermodal shipping companies throughout the United…Details