In its semiannual forecasts, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) always does an excellent job of laying out its estimates in terms of what to expect for things like capital expenditures, production, prices, and utilization rates, among other metrics for the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors. One component of the report, which does not always get…Details
March freight shipments and expenditures continued to show annual and sequential growth in May, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems, which was released this week. Freight Index May 2018, Cass Freight Information
Rising 3.8 cents, the average price per gallon now stands at $3.277, topping last week’s $3.239 average as the highest weekly average since the week of December 29, 2014, when the weekly average came in at $3.213. Current Diesel Prices May 2018, Freight Fuel Prices
The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index headed up 1.1% from March to April at 112.5 (2015=100), following a 1% (revised from an original estimate of 1.1%) decline in March, which came in at 110.1. Compared to April 2017, the SA index was up 9.5%. ATA said this increase represents the largest annual…Details
The goal of this whitepaper is to, not only provide a deeper understanding of the causes of the situation, but also outline ideas you can apply to your own logistics operation. C3 Solutions White Paper, Trucking Landscape White Paper
A wide-ranging report issued last week by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) provides a detailed analysis into what needs to happen in order to meet the multimodal funding needs of United States seaports. The report, entitled “The State of Freight III: Rail Access + Port Multimodal Funding Needs Report,” like its predecessors, takes…Details
Given the decent health of the economy, specifically the freight economy, it comes as no surprise to see the less-than-truckload (LTL) market having a strong 2018. Less Than Truckload Pricing Report. Old Dominion Freight Pricing
Every conference has its nuggets. Here are some from the recent Crossroads 2018 event at MIT. Highlights range from artificial intelligence in action to autonomous vehicles and conversational commerce. As you’ll see, big name companies are taking these NextGen technologies seriously right now.
Carloads headed up 5.3% to 267,196 carloads, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 6.3% to 282,833.
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