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Tonnage Surges 7.7% in April  Transport Topics Online

Tonnage saw a big surge in April, according to American Trucking Associations, even as spot rates and volumes declined in the same month, according to other ...


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Sets Rates for Tolls  Transport Topics Online

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, architect of a controversial tolling plan, has offered an idea of what toll rates will look like in a recent letter to the General ...


Spot Rates for Vans, Reefers Slip in April  Transport Topics Online

April saw strong volumes and abundant capacity in spot market truckload freight, according to DAT Solutions' monthly report. Volumes for dry van freight — the ...


A Recession in Trucking and Logistics Isn’t a Real Worry  Barron's

Investors are obsessed with the word “recession”. But Cowen analyst Jason Seidl doesn't want to hear about a “freight recession.” To Seidl, fears that the trade ...


U.S. Xpress Revenue Dips Due to Lower Spot Rates  Transport Topics Online

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. saw revenue take a dip in the first quarter but saw its highest first-quarter net income ever, according to a news release from the ...


Amazon Jumps Into Freight Brokerage  Transport Topics Online

Amazon.com has jumped into the market of the third-party logistics broker, roiling the waters and raising concern that the Seattle-based e-commerce giant could ...


Ocean Rate Report: Rising off bottom, still far from recovery  FreightWaves

Trade conflicts and geopolitical risks are driving sentiment on ocean shipping rates, particularly in the container market. In liquefied gas sectors, propane ...


District of Columbia Council Proposes Congestion Pricing Study  Transport Topics Online

Leaders representing the District of Columbia have proposed allocating $475000 to study congestion pricing for vehicles moving in and around the nation's ...


Rail demurrage, accessorial fees 'death by a thousand cuts'  American Shipper

American shippers tell Surface Transportation Board that they're unfairly charged for new, unrealistic cargo equipment deadlines established by the Class I ...


Dutch Government Sets Rates for New Aviation Tax  Aviation International News

While continuing to lobby for an EU-level aviation tax, the Dutch government has decided to move ahead with plans to introduce a new national tax on ...


Supreme Court Rejects UPS Appeal That Postal Service Should Raise Delivery Rates  Transport Topics Online

The U.S. Supreme Court turned away a UPS Inc. appeal that aimed to force the U.S. Postal *Service* to raise its prices for delivering packages.


J.B. Hunt Transport Services (JBHT) projected to achieve -50.20% earnings growth for this year  Wallstreet Investorplace

To gauge your chances of picking a winning stock, take a close look at its fundamentals, especially its earnings-per-share growth. Earnings per share are ...


In the fight to improve attendance, the Detroit district will try vans  Chalkbeat Indiana

The Detroit school district will use passenger vans as part of its broad approach to reducing chronic absenteeism among students.


CHP's Imamoglu vows to end 'system of extravagance' in Istanbul  Aljazeera.com

Opposition Istanbul mayoral candidate starts new campaign after his victory on March 31 was annulled by election board.


Consumer Prices Trail Estimates, Testing Fed Chairman Jerome Powell's View  Transport Topics Online

A key measure of U.S. consumer prices rose by less than expected in April on lower used car and apparel costs, testing the Federal Reserve's message that ...


Landstar System Reports Record Per-Share Result in First Quarter  Transport Topics Online

Landstar System on April 24 reported a record first-quarter earnings per share price of $1.58 on net income of $63.3 million, which compares with $1.37 per ...


Estimating The Intrinsic Value Of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG)  Simply Wall St

Today we'll do a simple run through of a valuation method used to estimate the attractiveness of Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) as an ...


Vice transport minister opposes market entry of Uber  The Korea Herald

LEIPZIG, Germany -- Citing the role of taxis in Korea as a form of quasi-public transport, South Korea's vice transport minister said Wednesday that he ...


Push by UPS to get USPS to raise package prices, brushed aside by U.S. Supreme Court  Logistics Management

Reports from earlier this week noted that the United States Supreme Court indicated it would not take up an appeal from UPS in which UPS wanted the Court to ...


New York's New Congestion Pricing Law - Transport - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

In the biggest change in local transportation policy in a generation, maybe two, congestion pricing will be instituted in Manhattan's Central Business District in ...


Are Surprises Ahead For Legislation To Curb Surprise Medical Bills?  Kaiser Health News

This high-profile issue has gained bipartisan attention, but it remains unclear if that's enough to move it to the finish line. Here's a review of the current state of ...


Brexit Back: As UK Election Takes Place, Fears Rise Again While China Talks Still Stalled  Forbes

Brexit hasn't gone away. British elections appear to favor anti-EU party members, and a top Cabinet member has quit in opposition to Prime Minister May's Brexit ...


Global High Speed Data Transport (Hsdt) Solutions Market (2019-2024): Panduit, Aspera File Transfer Software, Omega Exim Ltd.  Global Industry Journal

Insightful cognition for Global High Speed Data Transport (Hsdt) Solutions Market based on sales volume, revenue outcome, and growth rate. The Global High ...


Price Target Summary: Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) likely to touch $29 in 52-week period  Voice Of Analysts

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) stock managed performance 2.88% over the last week and switched with performance of -3.79% throughout past one ...


The price of desperation Mauricio Macri emulates his rival, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner  The Economist

I JUST WANT an end to the price madness,” says Sonia Valverde, a mother of three, at a supermarket in Buenos Aires. She points to a government sticker ...


Synthetic and living micropropellers for convection-enhanced nanoparticle transport  Science Advances

Nanoparticles (NPs) have emerged as an advantageous drug delivery platform for the treatment of various ailments including cancer and cardiovascular and ...


Tea firms give SGR wide berth over high transport costs  Business Daily

Tea firms have now opted to use road in transporting millions of kilos of tea.


Transport Workers Union prepares to roll stoppages over Uber, Amazon  iTnews

A full scale industrial brawl is primed to erupt between supermarkets and retailers seeking to harness expanding gig economy providers like Deliveroo to slash ...


Railroad Interchange Dispute Lands At The STB - Transport - United States  Mondaq News Alerts

Two major railroads can't agree where to exchange traffic in the Chicago Terminal, and one asks the Surface Transportation Board to resolve the matter United ...


Higher inflation drives talk of rate rises | Business  The Times

Inflation has edged above the Bank of England's 2 per cent target, increasing pressure on its monetary policy committee to raise interest rates.Rising energy ...


Here’s how much you can expect to pay for petrol next month  BusinessTech

South Africa's annual inflation slowed for the first time in three months, with the rate falling below the midpoint of the central bank's target range,…


Increase in CFC-11 emissions from eastern China based on atmospheric observations  Nature.com

The recovery of the stratospheric ozone layer relies on the continued decline in the atmospheric concentrations of ozone-depleting gases such as ...


Minister DeSilva On Transport Initiatives  Bernews

Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva expanded on some of the initiatives the Ministry is working on to “modernise our transportation infrastructure.”.


Chicago-to-Atlanta rates show risk in truck transport, but freight futures offering first-ever hedge  FreightWaves

Some $726 billion in annual spend on U.S. surface transportation faces daily price swings, but futures aim to mitigate the volatility.


US trucking: Declining volumes undercut truckload rates  JOC.com

Shippers are tendering less freight to truckload carriers than a year ago in early 2019, prompting industry analysts to wonder whether the tables have flipped ...


'At the heart of this is demand': Tesla falls expected to accelerate  The Australian Financial Review

Morgan Stanley analyst held a private call with investors Wednesday to elaborate on why he thinks the stock may now be headed for as low as $US10.


Survey: KL fifth most expensive city to buy a car, but petrol here among cheapest  Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 — Malaysia's capital is the fifth most expensive city to buy a new mid-size car when compared against 54 other cities globally, but ...


Inflation takes off on higher air fares and energy prices  Belfast Newsletter

UK inflation was higher in April, as the Easter getaway rush boosted air fares and the higher energy price cap was introduced.


FedEx to Raise Rates in 2019  Transport Topics Online

FedEx Corp. said it would increase FedEx Express shipping rates by an average of 4.9% for domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services.


Stop outrageous air ambulance bills by disclosing the transport price  STAT

A ride in an air ambulance can rack up a surprisingly high bill. Requiring companies to disclose the cost upfront can help stop so-called surprise bills.


Newsroom Fuel tax anniversary: Auckland still cheaper than most of NZ Despite Aucklanders paying 11.5 cents  Newsroom

Despite Aucklanders paying 11.5 cents extra in fuel tax at the pump for almost a year, they're still being charged much less than many other parts of the country.


Tolling Plan Approved for Manhattan, but Rates Remain Unclear  Transport Topics Online

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recently approved spending plan includes a variable tolling program that would affect travelers driving into Manhattan.


Rich, poor or somewhere in between: how much does a trainer really earn? | Horse Racing News  Racing Post

Trainers live the good life, don't they? Nice clothes, fancy cars, big houses, long lunches and champagne celebrations. But how much do they actually earn?


Trade Groups Push for No Tariffs on Vehicle Parts  Transport Topics Online

Officials in the transportation industry warned that if President Donald Trump follows through on the threat of tariffs on imported truck and automobile parts, the ...


US Trucking 2019 Outlook: Prepare for continued tight capacity  JOC.com

Freight growth may slow in 2019, but shippers should be vigilant in seeking new routes, due to constrained capacity.


Trump Targets Amazon in Call for Higher Postal Shipping Rates  Transport Topics Online

President Donald Trump's administration is recommending the U.S. Postal *Service* raise prices for shipping packages, a move that would hit online retailers such ...


2018 Was a Year of Extraordinary Growth for 3PLs  Transport Topics Online

The year 2018 will go down as an outstanding year for third-party logistics in the United States. The two main drivers of growth were an extraordinary inventory ...


Booming Freight Market Creates Ideal Time to Raise Rates, Driver Pay, McLeod CEO Says  Transport Topics Online

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With the freight market booming and truck capacity constrained, now is an ideal time for fleets to fine-tune their freight networks, push for ...


Spot Truckload Rates Continue to Soar Amid Record Demand  Transport Topics Online

Capacity shortfalls combined with increased demand for truckload shipments are continuing to boost spot rates to record levels, according to DAT Solutions, ...


Trucking Companies Boost Prices Amid Capacity Squeeze  The Wall Street Journal

Trucking companies are flexing their pricing power, pushing retailers and manufacturers to pay more to buy into a strong U.S. economy and adding to inflation ...


Two Digital Freight Brokers Focus on Price Transparency for Shippers  Transport Topics Online

Digital freight brokers Convoy and Uber Freight have separately launched new tools intended to make pricing options for hauling loads more transparent for ...


ICE Pushes for Bakkt Bitcoin Custody License — CFTC Approval Imminent?  Cointelegraph

Bakkt is pursuing self-certification as a licensed bitcoin custodian, as it looks to obtain CFTC approval for the launch of its physically backed BTC futures co...


Brokers, carriers, and Wall Street agree: freight volumes stagnant  FreightWaves

National freight volumes are down about 4 percent year-over-year while capacity is as loose as ever, further depressing truckload spot prices in nearly every ...


Maine islanders tell new transportation chief that ferry rate hike threatens their way of life  Bangor Daily News

Since the price hike for ferry trips, islanders say the financial burden has threatened the long-term sustainability of their island community.. Maine news, sports ...


US trucking: Shippers still pressed to collaborate, as costs, complexity rise  JOC.com

Collaboration with transportation partners was at the top of the to-do list for US shippers in 2018, especially those that wanted to nail down capacity and become ...


Toll rises at triple rate of inflation spark calls for major rethink  The Age

Tolls on some of Sydney's motorways are now rising at more than three times the annual rate of inflation, sparking calls for the state government to reassess ...


Trucking’s Tight Capacity Squeezes U.S. Businesses  The Wall Street Journal

Companies are pointing to rising freight costs as a drag on earnings and growth, as trucking companies raise rates at a historic pace and one says finding trucks ...


Diesel Prices May Increase as Cargo Industry Makes 2020 Fuel Switch, Experts Say  Transport Topics Online

The looming adoption of a mandate that will require maritime vessels to burn cleaner fuel is projected to put upward pressure on diesel prices next year, but ...


European Logistics Providers: Outlook for truck price-capacity darkens for European shippers  JOC.com

Rising transportation costs, the driver shortage, and accompanying rail and barge congestion, have created challenging times for Europe's shippers, to say the ...


US trucking: Capacity 'overshoot' pulls down truckload contract rates  JOC.com

Truckload pricing power has swung back to US shippers, and it's difficult to see when that might change as the US economy expands more modestly in 2019 ...


Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019  Transport Topics Online

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected ...


US Trucking: US truckload shippers prep for 2019 price hikes  JOC.com

In US transport, trucking companies will continue to have the leverage versus shippers in 2019.


J.B. Hunt Earnings Could Be a Warning Signal for Stocks  Barron's

Weaker than expected earnings from logistics firm J.B. Hunt creates a problem for investors. Transportation stocks have been outperforming the broader market, ...


Opinion: What Shippers Can Expect in 2019  Transport Topics Online

The year 2018 was a record one for freight markets. So what does 2019 have in store? Bob Farrell of GlobalTranz has some thoughts.


Patients losing patience with non-emergency medical transport services  WPTV.com

Many involved in the non-emergency medical transport system have told Contact 5 cost-cutting measures are leaving vulnerable people at times stranded, ...


Rising Trucking Costs Amplify Pressure for P&G, Church & Dwight  Transport Topics Online

Procter & Gamble Co., the maker of Bounty paper towels, Crest toothpaste and Pampers diapers, says the cost of trucking its goods is still on the rise. Whether ...


Transport in 2018: the year that ELDs, the economy and the driver squeeze all came together  FreightWaves

In no particular order, FreightWaves editors are recapping here what they see as the biggest stories impacting the trucking and transport sector this year.


Uber Freight Now Enables Drivers to Rate Facilities  Transport Topics Online

Truck drivers using the Uber Freight load-booking app can now rate shippers' and receivers' facilities and share feedback on factors such as wait times and ...


Freight rates expected to stay higher | Packer  The Packer

Truck rates have fallen from the historic marks reached earlier this summer but remain well above 2017 levels. Costs to transport Mexican citrus, watermelons ...


Medical Marijuana Companies Snap Up Trucking Rate Firm  Transport Topics Online

RushNet Inc. and XYZ Hemp Inc. said they have acquired GreatRateFreight Inc., a company that specializes in using technology to link shippers with trucking ...


From My Little Pony to Kitty Litter, Trucking Pressures Prices  Transport Topics Online

America's trucker shortage is about to hit consumers right where it hurts: in the kitty litter. Walmart tractor trailers. Walmart trailers outside the company's ...


Uber Freight taps machine learning to give shippers rates 2 weeks in advance  VentureBeat

Uber Freight has launched Lane Explorer, leveraging machine learning to assess dynamic factors and give shippers real-time rates two weeks in advance.


Growth Continues, but Risk of Recession Looms Larger, Economist Says  Transport Topics Online

ORLANDO, Fla. — Freight brokerage and third-party logistics firms can expect another year of positive business growth before facing an increased threat of ...


2019 Rate Outlook: Pressure Builds  Logistics Management

In 2019, the world economy will enter a third straight year of broad-based growth, but many economists feel that a combination of rising interest rates and ...


Carriers roughed up as shippers, brokers search for freight market bottom  FreightWaves

In the trucking industry, it's a commonly repeated adage that “the shippers are the last to know” when it comes to freight market conditions. According to brokers ...


US Trucking: 2019 US contract truckload rate projections slipping  JOC.com

Truckload spot rates may be slipping, but Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, the largest US truckload operator, appears to be more than holding its own at the ...


Lack of Drivers, Demand Driving Prices Up  Transport Topics Online

Household goods are getting pricier because the costs of moving those goods — from trucking to even maritime shipping — have been rising.


Indonesia to fix motorbike ride-hailing rates; may hurt Grab, Go-Jek  Reuters

March 25 (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities mandated on Monday that ride-hailing motorcycle *service* providers will only be able to charge rates within a fixed ...


Price Trends: Pricing across the transportation modes  Logistics Management

UPS inks major renewable natural gas deal with Clean Energy · April trucking tonnage is solid, reports American Trucking Associations · Zipline Logistics' report ...


US Economic Growth Slows to 2.6% Rate in 4Q  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy slowed in the final three months of last year to an annual growth rate of 2.6%, the slowest pace since the beginning of 2018 ...


Drug Use Increases for Workers in Transportation, Warehousing Sector  Transport Topics Online

Drug use by workers in five sectors of the U.S. economy — including the transportation/warehousing sector — showed significant increases from 2015 to 2017, ...


FMCSA Says Rate of Truck-Occupant Deaths and Fatal Crashes Continues to Climb  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — Federal trucking regulators expressed concern over increasing numbers of large-truck-involved fatal crashes in work zones and a continuing ...


Reserve Bank will likely keep interest rates steady at next MPC meeting - economist  Fin24

Interest rates are likely to remain unchanged at next month's meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee of the SA Reserve Bank, according to Sanisha ...


US Tariffs: US truck, intermodal rates hitting peaks before deceleration  JOC.com

Two major developments have produced unusually strong price increases in both international and domestic freight movement this year, analysts on Tuesday ...


Schneider Logistics releases 2019 Transportation Industry Review to help shippers prepare for the rest of 2019  FreightWaves

Schneider Logistics published its 2019 Transportation Industry Review, arming shippers with the information they need to make short- and long-term distribution ...


Soaring Cost of Trucking Threatens to Stoke US Inflation  Transport Topics Online

The tightest trucking market in years is testing the limits of an otherwise well-conditioned U.S. economic expansion. It also is tinder for accelerating inflation ...


FedEx to Raise Prices in Response to Surging Freight Demand, Tight Capacity  Transport Topics Online

FedEx Corp. will boost most prices by an average of 4.9% starting in January, more than double the expected rate of U.S. inflation next year, as freight demand ...


High Insurance Rates, Escape Cited in Closure of Texas Prison Transport Firm  Insurance Journal

A private prisoner transport company has announced its closure after an MMA fighter accused in two killings escaped this month from one of its vans while.


US trucking: Few signs of economic spring for US truck market  JOC.com

A lackluster truckload spot market is putting more pressure on truckload contract rates, as carriers wait for signs of the seasonal spring retail surge. Retail sales ...


Truck driver shortage will cause price increases on household staples  Business Insider

Amazon Prime, General Mills, and Tyson Foods said they increased prices in 2018 due to bottlenecks in trucking. 2019 will bring more price hikes.


Trucking rates fall, led by declines in long-distance truckload rates  FreightWaves

Data on producer prices shows that overall inflation pressure eased further in February, as a gain in goods prices was restrained by the *service* sector. Industry ...


JB Hunt Reports Mixed 4Q Results  Transport Topics Online

J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported mixed results in the fourth quarter of 2018, with a slump in intermodal shipments and charges related to an ongoing ...


Freight costs are surging — and transportation companies are gaining pricing power  Business Insider

This year is turning into a transportation boom fired up by strong demand and tight capacity and leading to pricing power among freight companies.


Traders Place Bets on Rate Cut From Fed  Transport Topics Online

Bond traders have a decent record when it comes to nailing the Federal Reserve's path relative to official guidance. So while Chairman Jerome Powell says the ...


Indonesia's plans to regulate ride-hailing rates threaten Grab, Go-Jek models  Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is preparing to launch regulations fixing the rates drivers and riders for ride-hailing services such as Grab and Go-Jek receive, ...


New York City Congestion Pricing Hits Speed Bump Over Who Gets Exemptions  Transport Topics Online

New York lawmakers facing an April 1 deadline to approve a state budget have agreed to impose tolls upon motorists who enter midtown Manhattan, but they ...


US Trucking: US truckload contract and spot rates diverge  JOC.com

This stark dichotomy within the truckload industry is directly tied to shipping patterns.


Rising Transportation Costs Help Drive Up U.S. Business Prices  The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—A gauge of U.S. business prices rose broadly in June, driven in part by a rise in transportation costs that underscores the sector's climbing labor ...


China Races to Get Goods to the US Before Tariffs Hit  Transport Topics Online

The race is on to get Chinese goods into the United States before President Donald Trump's tariffs bite. At sea and in the sky, Trump's trade war with China has ...


All aboard! Treasure on the high seas for gas dealers  Reuters

In the booming market for super cooled natural gas, the most precious commodity is the ship.


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