freight

Survey: Intermodal transport gains

| February 10, 2010

Intermodal transport gained market share against trucks in the fourth quarter of 2009, reaching a new high in the process, an analysis by FTR Associates shows. Intermodal’s share of U.S. long-haul (550-plus miles) movements of international ...

A confident public and stronger freight

| January 27, 2010

Two bits of news breaking Wednesday offered some encouragement that the economy, and trucking with it, will continue rebounding.

South Pole ice roads redux

| January 11, 2010

More pictures from South African Antarctic research expedition -- now that's extreme intermodal.

Clothes, fuel and computers lead factory report

| January 07, 2010

Clothing was one of nine growing sectors that produced the fifth consecutive month of expansion for the nation’s manufacturing sector.

Index at year’s highest level

Deirdra Drinkard | December 30, 2009

The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.7 percent in November.

A creeping, sputtering recovery

| December 29, 2009

It appears that trucking and the economy will be slouching toward health and stability during 2010. Here are forecasts from three sources.

Jobs in transition — in more ways than one

| December 09, 2009

As with the 2001 recession, there’s been much talk of a “jobless recovery.” It peaked with two reports in early November: Productivity increased 9.5 percent in the third quarter, while unemployment rose to 10.2 percent ...

Manufacturing sustains its hot streak in November

| December 01, 2009

Manufacturing monitor ISM issued a good news, bad news report today, but the good outweighs the bad.    The sector expanded in November for the fourth consecutive month, says the Institute for Supply Management. The downside ...

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