Industry faces softening demand and rising costs but capacity should continue to remain tight.
The economy’s still sputtering, but it looks like there will be lots of freight through the holidays. At least consumer goods and other cargo related to retail sales are doing well, based on recent reports.
Compared with August 2010, tonnage was up 5.2 percent.
Court reversed the ruling that allowed the port’s requirement that only employee drivers regularly could work the port.
Group urges relief of regulatory burden for trucking.
Although lower than the previous month, the July index was 3.9 percent higher than a year earlier.
The seasonally adjusted tonnage index rose 6.8 percent in June from a year earlier.
The Natural Resources Defense Council and the Sierra Club went to court over the port’s plan to cut out some provisions.
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