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Rail carloads, at 268,535, were up 2.6% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 294,269, increased 6.1%.

Set on 25 acres at the Port of Oakland’s waterfront, Cool Port will serve as the newest hub for temperature-controlled cargo transitioning through Northern California.

Landstar is a powerful name in the transportation industry. When you see it on a truck, when a sales agent says it in a meeting, when one of our capacity providers makes a delivery, people know Landstar and what it represents: one of the safest, most secure and reliable transportation providers in the business today.

Total third quarter intermodal volume movements, at 4,843,308, headed up 4.7% annually.


Absent any contingency planning being made transparent to the industry, the risks of not addressing key issues could mean “chaos” for interrupted supply chains.

Carriers say Washington is now listening to the industry, and they believe the winds of regulatory change are finally blowing in favor of trucking. However, balancing industry needs with safety reforms remains an ongoing challenge.

Softening the impact of tariffs by utilizing Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) has long been an attractive option for savvy shippers. But in today’s world of sudden changes in trade policies, the practice may need to be more widely embraced.

DHL officials said that through this deal Deutsche Post DHL Group and S.F. Holding will enter into a ten-year strategic partnership to expand supply chain operations in China, with Deutsche Post DHL Group’s supply chain business in China to be incorporated into S.F. Holding and subsequently operate as a co-branded organization.

Rail carloads, at 265,776, fell 0.7% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a 1.6% annual increase to 289,330.

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dipped 0.8% from August, which hit 112.7 (2015=100) to September, coming in at 111.8. This followed a 2% (which was raised following an originally reported 1.8%) decrease from July to August and a 1.9% increase from June to July. Compared to September 2017, SA tonnage headed up 2.9%, which was down from August’s 4.2% annual spread. Through the first nine months of 2018, SA tonnage is up 7% annually.

CSX Executive James M. Foote and his new management team at CSX released record financial results for the third quarter of 2018 and promised to carry out former CEO Hunter Harrison’s vision of a new, more efficient and more profitable railroad.

For August, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI reading was 10.24, which, while still strong, did not measure up to July’s 14.04. The August reading was also below May and June at 11.4 and 11.18, respectively.

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FedEx said that when the transaction is made official Manton will be a subsidiary of the its FedEx Trade Networks operating company.




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