Thursday, February 23, 2017
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Retailers urge labor, management to avoid port shutdowns; ILA says may be inevitable

Retailers urge labor, management to avoid port shutdowns; ILA says may be inevitable

WASHINGTON — The National Retail Federation today called on the U.S. Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association to work together to avoid a one-day shutdown of East Coast and Gulf Coast ports proposed by the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA).

NAFTA freight up 0.4 percent from last year, truck freight down 2 percent

NAFTA freight up 0.4 percent from last year, truck freight down 2 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S.-NAFTA December freight totaled $87.1 billion as three out of five major transportation modes carried more freight by value with North American Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico compared to December 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Peterbilt names The Peterbilt Store North American Dealer of the Year

Peterbilt names The Peterbilt Store North American Dealer of the Year

DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt has named The Peterbilt Store of Richmond, Virginia, as its North American Dealer of the Year for its outstanding fleet sales and support, excellent Paccar MX engine sales and territory acquisition that increased their area of responsibility to a total of 15 locations in seven states.

Diesel eases up seven tenths of a penny to $2.572

Diesel eases up seven tenths of a penny to $2.572

On-highway diesel was up seven tenths of a penny Tuesday to $2.572 from $2.565 last week, and rose in nine of the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 10 reporting regions. The exception was New England, where it went down a penny to $2.658.

Tonnage index up 2.9% in January

Tonnage index up 2.9% in January

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.9 percent in January, following a 4.3 percent decrease during December.

Cass Freight Index turns positive with increases in shipments and expenditures

Cass Freight Index turns positive with increases in shipments and expenditures

Both sides of the Cass Freight Index turned positive in January. Shipments posted a 1.005, 3.2 percent above last January, though 6.4 percent under December. Expenditures rose 4.3 percent over last year to 2.268, just 0.3 percent down from December.

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