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2014 Media Kit

Intermodal

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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 2.8% in February

PR Newswire | March 18, 2014 | Intermodal

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Jumped 2.8% in February

The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.8% in February, after plunging 4.5% the previous month. January's drop was slightly more than the 4.3% reported on February 19, 2014. In February, the index equaled 127.6 (2000=100) versus 124.1 in January. The all-time high was in November 2013 (131.0) Read More »

Con-way Freight Announces 2014 General Rate Increase

PR Newswire | March 17, 2014 | Intermodal

Con-way Freight, the nationwide less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), announced today that it will institute a general rate increase averaging 5.4 percent applicable to non-contractual business, effective March 31. Read More »

Two-Thirds of Nations Port Truckers Misclassified violating CA wage and hour law

PR Newswire | March 14, 2014 | Intermodal

LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A shocking new wage and hour report has brought to light a job misclassification problem that is affecting our nation's port truckers who haul vital goods from U.S. seaports to our local stores. According to the study, the problem is so rampant that two-thirds of truckers are affected, reveals Bay Area wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover of Keller Grover LLP.

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CN Rail CEO says will meet Ottawa’s grain shipment target

Reuters | March 13, 2014 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway Co , the country's biggest railroad operator, said it will meet the federal government's order to ship 500,000 tons of grain a week, but its chief executive said there would still be a severe backlog even under ideal conditions. Read More »

ATA welcomes electronic logging device proposal

AJOT | March 13, 2014 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations officials said they welcomed the proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate the use of electronic logging devices in commercial trucks as a potential improvement for highway safety. Read More »

Deutsche Post sees international courier business up in 2014

Reuters | March 12, 2014 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

Deutsche Post expects its Express international courier business to grow this year after a strong finish to 2013, which saw demand returning amid a cautious recovery in Europe and a boom in online shopping in Germany. Read More »

Weather Drives Up Spot Market Freight and Rates in February: DAT Freight Index

PR Newswire | March 12, 2014 | Intermodal

Spot market freight availability climbed 7.5 percent in February, achieving unprecedented levels in the middle of the first quarter, typically the quietest time of the year for freight transportation. Extreme winter weather across the country disrupted normal supply chain networks, sending freight to the spot market to meet capacity needs. Read More »

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