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By Jeff Berman · November 17, 2015
Two pending trucking sector regulations have received a fair amount of attention from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in recent days. One regulation relates to the final rule on Electronic Logging Devices (ELD), which OMB cleared today and the other is related to the driver coercion rule.
By Jeff Berman · November 17, 2015
With a 2 cent decrease, the current average price per gallon now stands at $2.482, following last week’s 1.7 cent increase to $2.502.
By Patrick Burnson · November 17, 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) welcomed the improvements in safety that have resulted from strong partnerships among aviation stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean, and urged governments in the region to use this as a template for working together in other areas.
By LM Staff · November 16, 2015
For the month of September, the TCI fell to 8.46, which was down from August’s 9.53 and ahead of July’s 8.07. The TCI reflects tightening conditions for hauling capacity and is comprised of various metrics, including capacity, fuel, bankruptcies, cost of capital, and freight. According to FTR, a TCI reading above zero represents an adequate trucking environment, with readings above ten indicating that volumes, prices, and margin are in a good range for carriers.
By MMH Staff · November 16, 2015
Website and social media initiative enables manufacturing and supply chain professionals to tell their stories, upload videos and connect with others in the field.
By MMH Staff · November 16, 2015
New site includes dealer location, product and forklift comparisons, specification and custom equipment needs.
By MMH Staff · November 13, 2015
Nilfisk Group has acquired a leading US-based high-pressure washer manufacturer.
By Jeff Berman · November 13, 2015
Commerce reported that October retail sales at $447.3 billion were up 0.1% compared to October and up 1.7% annually, and NRF reported that October retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.1% annually and up 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to September.
By Jeff Berman · November 13, 2015
Commerce reported that October retail sales at $447.3 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to October and up 1.7 percent annually, and NRF reported that October retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 3.1 percent annually and up 0.3 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to September.
By LM Staff · November 13, 2015
Total POLA October volumes were down 1.5 percent at 704,588 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) compared to October 2014, and October POLB volume saw a 6.3 percent annual increase to 619,983 TEU en route to its best October performance in eight years and coming off of a strong third quarter, which port officials said stands as the best quarter in the port’s history.
By LM Staff · November 13, 2015
Carloads were down 8.7 percent annually at 272,063, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 1.5 percent annually at 267,102.
By MMH Staff · November 13, 2015
Scholarships for the 2016/2017 academic term will range from $1,500 to $9,000 in awarded funds.
By Patrick Burnson · November 12, 2015
The Port of New Orleans surpassed the half-million mark for twenty-foot- equivalent units (TEUs) handled in a 12-month period for the first time.
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2015
Continuing a pattern of stops and starts in the freight transportation market, October marked the third straight month of both annual and sequential declines for shipments and expenditures, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
By Jeff Berman · November 11, 2015
While a focus on 100 percent container scanning has faded into the background to a degree in recent years, that by no means suggests it is gone and forgotten either. That was made clear by U.S. Representative Janice Hahn (D-CA) at a late October House hearing on the prevention and response to a dirty bomb attack at a U.S. port in which she called for 100 percent scanning of cargo at U.S. ports.

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