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July DAT Truckload Volume Index sees seasonal impact in lower rates and volumes
August 24, 2023
The van TVI was down 7.0% compared to June, to 226, and down 3.0% annually, the flatbed TVI decreased 12.8% compared to June, to 238, and was up 3.5% annually, and the reefer TVI was down 3.4% compared to June, to 169 and up 1.2% annually (DAT said that even with each TVI reading declining, the reefer and TVI numbers marked the highest on record for July.
FTR’s December Shipping Conditions Index hits highest level since May 2020
February 27, 2023
For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI came in at 10.32, up from November’s 3.0 reading, which was preceded by -3.1 and -0.3 readings in September and October, respectively. December represented the highest SCI reading going back to May 2020.
Cowen/AFS Freight Index points to fuel-driven rate gains, for LTL and parcel, in Q2
April 20, 2022
The new edition of the Cowen/AFS Freight Index, which was recently released by New York-based investment firm Cowen Inc. and Shreveport, La.-based 3PL and freight audit and payment company AFS Logistics LLC, highlighted how rising fuel prices are having a significant impact on both parcel and LTL (Less-than-Truckload) rates, whereas things are somewhat lessening on the truckload side.
2022 fuel forecast poses many questions for supply chain stakeholders
December 23, 2021
A shift to goods consumption has wreaked havoc on supply chains and contributed to goods price inflation.
Seven Factors to Find the Right Power Source
May 5, 2021
Ultimately, maximizing efficiency is the overall goal and prioritizing key factors can set operations up for success.
FTR Shippers Conditions Index sees slight decline to end 2020
February 22, 2021
The December SCI, which is the most recent month for which data is available, came in a -10.9, with the firm observing that the fourth quarter of 2020 presented the most difficult market conditions for shippers going back to early 2018. And FTR added that while freight volumes are still solid, fuel prices are seeing steady gains.
Electric Lift Truck Power for Heavy-Duty Applications
February 4, 2021
Four key signs your industrial operation should rethink ICE-powered trucks.
Intermodal volumes see second quarter declines, reports IANA
July 30, 2020
Total second quarter volume—at 4,016,899 units—fell 11.9% annually. Domestic containers—at 1,742,968—slipped 7.0%, with trailers—at 259,752—falling 14.0%All domestic equipment—at 2,002,720—was off 8.0%. ISO, or international, containers, were down 15.4%, to 2,014,179.
Safety Innovations for Constantly Evolving Operations
May 18, 2020
This white paper how an increasingly advanced supply chain can affect forklift safety.
Battery Technologies Move Toward Systemization
February 10, 2020
New technologies and data collection are gradually shifting the battery market from commodity to competitive edge.
An Alternative Route to a Fuel-Efficient Last Mile
September 26, 2019
The recent announcement by UPS that it will start delivering packages on Sundays next year is another sign of the inexorable growth of e-commerce, and the number of delivery trucks on the roads.
IMO 2020 is Coming to Town: Will the spiking cost of fuel cause you pain?
September 4, 2019
A sneak peek at the groundbreaking Logistics Management white paper on the impacts of the upcoming IMO-2020 regulations.
New ocean cargo carrier surcharges in January have supply chain managers concerned
September 26, 2018
In a move to ostensibly address environmental concerns, leading ocean cargo carriers have announced that they will impose new surcharges on the first of the year. Leading international shipper’s associations are not buying the explanation, however.
Controlling Surface Transportation Costs: Six Steps Toward Improved Collaboration
September 11, 2018
Trucking networks are complicated matrixes of equipment, driver availability, and capacity all layered by service requirements and costs.