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By Jeff Berman · February 6, 2018
DAT’s key thesis is that average spot and contract rates have “diverged sharply” over the three-month period covering November, December, and January, with the gap having accelerated in recent weeks, due to gains in spot rates, not only for van activity but also for the three major equipment classes: van, reefer, and flatbed.
By Jeff Berman · January 26, 2018
Carloads fell 7.6% annually to 241,258, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a 1.8% annual gain to 266,981.
By Jeff Berman · January 24, 2018
A trio of rail shipper groups, each with a vested interest in the long-term future in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) penned a joint letter to the United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, and Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo to express their support for NAFTA, as well as call for a constructive effort to renegotiate a new agreement building on the existing framework and progress, the United States, Canada, and Mexico, have made as trading partners.
By LM Staff · January 19, 2018
A letter sent to the White House this week by the Rail Customer Coalition (RCC), which is a large coalition of trade associations representing the manufacturing, energy, and agricultural industries reliant on railroads, called for President Trump to appoint new members and a Chair to the Surface Transportation Board.
By LM Staff · January 19, 2018
Freight volumes, Intermodal containers and trailers headed up 5% to 270,586, ahead of the 207,216 recorded for the week ending January 6.
By LM Staff · January 12, 2018
With a 0.2% increase from October to November, the Freight TSI hit 130.8, which, BTS said, is a new all-time high.
By LM Staff · January 12, 2018
Carloads dropped 5.2% to 208,646. Intermodal containers and trailers fell 3.9% annually to 207,216.
By Jeff Berman · January 8, 2018
United States Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao penned a letter to Class I railroads, as well as passenger railroads and state and local transportation agencies, regarding the federally-mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) mandate, which is slated to be fully implemented by December 31, 2018.
By Jeff Berman · January 4, 2018
2017 U.S. carloads increased 2.9%, or 381,266 carloads, annually to 13,478,126, compared to 2016’s 13,096,860. Intermodal containers and trailers headed up 3.9%, or 521,121 units, annually to 14,011,834 for the highest annual tally ever recorded for the segment. Intermodal trucking rates
By Jeff Berman · December 20, 2017
Two key monthly freight transportation report issued yesterday, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, and the Cass Freight Index Report, each provided positive news for November.
By Jeff Berman · December 18, 2017
With the news over the weekend that E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of Class I railroad CSX passed away on Saturday December 16 at the age of 73, there was no shortage of praise for a man, whom was widely viewed as the most important railroader of our times. And the praise is likely to continue for more than a while, too, and for good reason.
By LM Staff · December 16, 2017
Logistics Management regrets to report that E. Hunter Harrison, president and chief executive officer of Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I railroad CSX passed away on Saturday December 16.
By LM Staff · December 15, 2017
Carloads, at 267,963, were up 3.4% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 4.6% annually to 292,793 units.
By LM Staff · December 15, 2017
October’s Freight TSI reading of 129.2 marks a new all-time high, topping August 2017’s 129 by 0.2%, as well as the third all-time high set over the last four recorded months and the fourth in the last six recorded months.

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