OTTAWA, Ont. – Buyers scrambled to import logging, mining, and construction equipment in December, in a push to beat 2018 emissions regulations for off-road diesel engines and machines, Statistics Canada reports. The imports of such machinery jumped 24.6% on the…
SEATTLE, WA – Anyone scheduled to be on the road this October 11 might want to take some extra care. That date, along with June 7, tends to be the most dangerous time to be on the road if you’re a truck driver, Zonar Systems reports.
ARLINGTON, VA – Truck tonnage in the U.S. rose 5.7% in August, following a 2.1% drop in July, according to the American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index.
ST. LOUIS, MO- The U.S. economy is on solid ground and bringing higher transportation costs, according to Rosalyn Wilson, supply chain expert and senior business analyst with the management services firm Parsons.
“With carriers gaining more control over rates and capacity tightening, total freight spend in 2014 was higher than in any preceding year,” Wilson said. “As long as capacity remains precariously balanced, we will continue to see a slow trend upwards.”
Parsons’ Cass Freight Index, which measures trends in North American shipping activity based on $23 billion in paid freight expenses for hundreds of large shippers, showed shipment volumes and freight spending both dropped in January, but were at their highest level for the month in three years.