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Fed Survey Finds Tariffs Pinching Profits  Transport Topics Online

A new survey by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found a growing conviction among businesses that tariffs were hitting their bottom line.


Convoy Partners With TMS Provider BluJay  Transport Topics Online

Convoy, a nationwide digital freight network, announced a partnership with BluJay Solutions, a leading supply chain software and *service* provider.


How time charters offer window on bulk shipping sentiment  FreightWaves

Spot rates garner the headlines in ocean shipping, but what happens in the long-term time-charter market could be a more telling indicator for tanker and dry ...


Economic Concerns Signal Dip in Consumer Mood  Transport Topics Online

U.S. consumer sentiment plummeted to a seven-month low in August on growing concerns about the economy.


Consumer Prices Rose 0.3% in July Amid Widespread Cost Increases  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.3% in July, pushed higher by more expensive gas, medical care and housing.


Public Transport, Private Treatment: Is the CTA Different Around the City?  The Real Chi

The CTA plays a large part in the lives of many Chicagoans. With over 1.6 million bus and train trips said to be taken on the average weekday, it's clear that the ...


Railroads Losing Price Advantage Over Trucking  Material Handling & Logistics

U.S. railroads experienced a further deterioration of their price advantage for domestic intermodal shipping compared to trucking in the second quarter, ...


Home Construction Fell 4% in July  Transport Topics Online

WASHINGTON — U.S. housing starts fell 4% in July, driven by a decline in the construction of apartment buildings.


Can Tokyo's efficient rail system handle Olympic strain?  Hot Springs Sentinel

TOKYO -- First, Tokyo Olympic fans will have to find scarce tickets and pay the price. Then there's the quandary of landing a hotel room with rates that are being ...


Video games and toys push inflation rate above BoE target  Financial Times

UK inflation rose above the Bank of England's 2 per cent target in July as prices of video games and toys increased sharply, defying forecasts that it would ...


Yield Curves Invert in US, UK as 'Doom and Gloom' Spreads  Transport Topics Online

The stream of investors seeking refuge in the safest parts of the market has triggered yet another recession warning, with yield curves inverting from the United ...


Unemployment rate in state dips to 3.4%  Arkansas Online

Arkansas' unemployment rate dropped to an all-time low in July, the second-consecutive record month, as the state continues to see steady job growth, ...


European Road Freight Transport Mobility Report 2019: Market is Highly Fragmented, with the Top 10 Only Accounting for 10% of the Market  GlobeNewswire

Dublin, July 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Future Mobility: European Road Freight Transport 2019" report has been added to ...


UPS takes stake in driverless trucking technology as US transport industry volumes falls  Freightweek

ATLANTA: August 15, 2019. UPS Ventures has announced an unspecified minority stake in Chinese-backed autonomous driving technology company ...


National Land Transportation Agency Enacts (And Suspends) New Resolution On Minimum Freight Rates - Transport - Brazil  Mondaq News Alerts

Last Thursday, July 18, 2019, Resolution No. 5849 — by means of which the National Land Transportation Agency (ANTT) established a new set of rules and ...


It can happen to anyone of us, an air ambulance ride costing $53,000  News 5 Cleveland

Anyone of us at any time can get into an accident that forces us to be flown by an air ambulance. Recent reports show costs for those rides are soaring.


Chance of US Recession Rises to 35% Among Economists Surveyed  Transport Topics Online

The likelihood of a U.S. recession over the next year rose to 35% in an August survey of economists, from 31% forecast previously.


Why the $800 billion trucking industry is in a 'bloodbath' in 2019  Business Insider

Many of the trucking industry's struggles of late can be traced back to the highly cyclical nature of the business.


Trump’s tariffs and bad weather take toll on U.S. farmers  MarketWatch

For those looking for evidence of the US-China trade war hurting the economy, one only need to look at the U.S. farm sector this week.


Boeing Warns of More Max Rate Cuts, Possible Line Shutdown  Aviation International News

The U.S. airframer's “best estimate” now calls for the 737 Max to return to *service* early in the fourth quarter.


Does Transport International Holdings (HKG:62) Have A Healthy Balance Sheet?  Yahoo Finance

Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...


Airfare to rise by 5%, hotel rates by 6.8%, transport 4.5% in 2020: Report  Business Standard

With India's strong economic growth fueling demand for business travel, airfares, hotel rates and ground transport prices are expected to increase in 2020, ...


Truckers can't pay off their fuel cards — and it's a 'sure sign' that more trucking bankruptcies are coming  Business Insider

Pilot Flying J told Business Insider that there's been some "weakness" in the credit market of their fuel card business.


Uber Posts $5.2 Billion Loss in Q2  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Uber Technologies Inc. declared its worst quarterly earnings, reporting a $5.2 billion net loss for ...


Montgomery County negotiates pay for housing federal inmates in jail  Montgomery Advertiser

Montgomery County is looking to make 23% more money off housing federal inmates in the jail. The county gets paid $48 dollars per inmate per day to house ...


4 Transportation Stocks Likely to Top Q2 Earnings Estimates  Yahoo Finance

Upbeat demand for travel is a major tailwind for the transportation sector in the ongoing Q2 reporting cycle.


Growth Slows to 2.1%, Beating Estimates  Transport Topics Online

U.S. economic growth slowed in the second quarter by less than forecast as consumer spending topped estimates, though weaker business investment and ...


Greek Ministers to meet on Monday on Samothrace island transportation issue | TornosNews.gr  Tornos News International Edition

Greek State Minister Giorgos Gerapetritis will chair a meeting of ministers at Maximos Mansion on Monday to try and resolve the issue of transportation at the ...


Tuning conformation, assembly, and charge transport properties of conjugated polymers by printing flow  Science Advances

Intrachain charge transport is unique to conjugated polymers distinct from inorganic and small molecular semiconductors and is key to achieving ...


ATA's Truck Tonnage Index Falls 1.1% in June  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Tonnage and several other measurements of trucking's overall economic health point to ...


Real-Time Transport-Stream Analyzer Market 2019 – Global Industry Outlook, Market Size, Growth Prospects, and Forecast to 2024  Financial Newspaper

This comprehensive research report on Global Real-Time Transport-Stream Analyzer Market documents elaborate understanding on crucial sections such as ...


4 Transportation Stocks Set to Beat Q2 Earnings Estimates  Yahoo Finance

Despite headwinds like declining shipments, Q2 results of transportation stocks are likely to be aided by tailwinds like upbeat passenger revenues and ...


Reducing the metabolic rate of walking and running with a versatile, portable exosuit  Science Magazine

Walking and running require different gaits, with each type of motion putting a greater bias on different muscles and joints. Kim et al. developed a soft, fully ...


Fuel price hikes - no end in sight for weary consumers  Fin24

High oil prices have seen rising petrol prices globally, and for already cash-strapped South African motorists, there appears to be no end in sight.


Cathay’s handover of crew details ‘satisfies mainland Chinese regulator’  South China Morning Post

Cathay Pacific Airways' handover of details on crew working in mainland Chinese airspace has met the requirements of the country's aviation regulator, a senior ...


Soaring transport prices, bread shortages in Darfur and northern Sudan  Radio Dabanga

West and Central Darfur and the Northern States are experiencing acute fuel and bread shortages. A number of residents of Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, ...


Don’t Sell J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) Before You Read This  Simply Wall St

This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). To keep it practical, we'll show how J.B. Hunt ...


ATSB investigation into plane crash which killed three raises concerns about Angel Flight  ABC Local

Analysis by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) finds community *service* flights conducted by charity Angel Flight Australia have a fatal accident rate ...


Spot Rates for Vans, Reefers Slip in April  Transport Topics Online

April saw strong volumes and abundant capacity in spot market truckload freight, according to DAT Solutions' monthly report. Volumes for dry van freight — the ...


Chicago-to-Atlanta rates show risk in truck transport, but freight futures offering first-ever hedge  FreightWaves

Some $726 billion in annual spend on U.S. surface transportation faces daily price swings, but futures aim to mitigate the volatility.


Cap surge-pricing charges for ride-hail operators  The Straits Times

With the passage of the Point-to-Point Passenger Transport Industry Bill last week, the transport industry as well as consumers are looking forward to a healthier ...


Tanker Attacks Raise Prospects for Higher Rates, Lifting Shipping Stocks  Transport Topics Online

Suspected attacks on two commercial vessels near the Strait of Hormuz fueled expectations for higher shipping rates, driving up shares of companies that ...


Auckland's $2.4 billion transport budget chews up 30 per cent of rates  New Zealand Herald

Today, the Herald begins a five-day series of "How your rates are spent" at Auckland Council, taking a deep dive into the $2.4 billion budget for transport.


Trade within eurozone falls at fastest pace in six years  Financial Times

Trade between eurozone member states contracted in June at the fastest pace in over six years, raising fears that the US-China trade dispute is starting to hit ...


US trucking: Declining volumes undercut truckload rates  JOC.com

Shippers are tendering less freight to truckload carriers than a year ago in early 2019, prompting industry analysts to wonder whether the tables have flipped ...


Amazon Jumps Into Freight Brokerage  Transport Topics Online

Amazon.com has jumped into the market of the third-party logistics broker, roiling the waters and raising concern that the Seattle-based e-commerce giant could ...


Sovereign debt default increasingly likely in Argentina – as prospect of a Leftist leader spooks markets  Telegraph.co.uk

Mauricio Macri will probably lose his presidency in the aisles of Argentinian supermarkets.


NRZ back in business as transport blues hit travellers  New Zimbabwe.com

By Bulawayo Correspondent. FOR years shunned by travellers because of its failure to stick to timetables and generally slow *service*, the National Railways of ...


R Kelly misses court hearing in Chicago after 'refusing transport'  Auckland Magazine

Singer R. Kelly has missed a court hearing, with prosecutors claiming he"denied transportation" from jail.


Stop outrageous air ambulance bills by disclosing the transport price  STAT

A ride in an air ambulance can rack up a surprisingly high bill. Requiring companies to disclose the cost upfront can help stop so-called surprise bills.


Christchurch mayoral candidate Darryll Park unveils rates control as key policy  Stuff.co.nz

Christchurch mayoralty challenger Darryll Park believes residents are desperate for change in the city's local politics – and that he is the man to oust Lianne ...


Trip rates 'highest since 2009'  TransportXtra

The number of trips made by residents in England rose last year to their highest level since 2009 but the average distance travelled per person fell slightly, a.


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Sets Rates for Tolls  Transport Topics Online

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, architect of a controversial tolling plan, has offered an idea of what toll rates will look like in a recent letter to the General ...


Europe truck rates rise even as demand slows  JOC.com

Declining demand for European road haulage is pushing up available capacity, but the easing of trucking space is being accompanied by rising rates as the ...


MiceAge Disneyland Rumor Update - Promising the Moon  MiceChat

This wasn't how the summer of 2019 was supposed to go for Disneyland. The TDA suits had been planning for years for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge ...


Seattle DOT Considers Congestion Pricing  Transport Topics Online

Seattle has become the latest metropolitan area to consider the possibility of congestion pricing to mitigate traffic.


Tonnage Surges 7.4% in April  Transport Topics Online

Tonnage saw a big surge in April, according to American Trucking Associations, even as spot rates and volumes declined in the same month, according to other ...


U.S. Xpress Revenue Dips Due to Lower Spot Rates  Transport Topics Online

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. saw revenue take a dip in the first quarter but saw its highest first-quarter net income ever, according to a news release from the ...


Tonnage Drops 6.1% in May, ATA For-Hire Index Shows  Transport Topics Online

Tonnage took a 6.1% decline in May, according to American Trucking Associations' For Hire Truck Tonnage Index. Compared with May 2018, the seasonally ...


FedEx to Raise Rates in 2019  Transport Topics Online

FedEx Corp. said it would increase FedEx Express shipping rates by an average of 4.9% for domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services.


District of Columbia Council Proposes Congestion Pricing Study  Transport Topics Online

Leaders representing the District of Columbia have proposed allocating $475000 to study congestion pricing for vehicles moving in and around the nation's ...


2018 Was a Year of Extraordinary Growth for 3PLs  Transport Topics Online

The year 2018 will go down as an outstanding year for third-party logistics in the United States. The two main drivers of growth were an extraordinary inventory ...


Zimbabwe Boosts Fuel Price, Pledges Transport Subsidies  Bloomberg

Zimbabwe boosted gasoline prices by 46% even as it said it will subsidize public transport and cut fuel duties by more than half to try and ease the impact on its ...


Trump Targets Amazon in Call for Higher Postal Shipping Rates  Transport Topics Online

President Donald Trump's administration is recommending the U.S. Postal *Service* raise prices for shipping packages, a move that would hit online retailers such ...


US truckload pricing battle heats up  JOC.com

US shippers pressing their trucking suppliers to return some or all of the double-digit rate increases they won last year are running into a problem: Carriers have ...


Truckers warn of a 'bloodbath' as trucking companies go bankrupt and slash profit expectations  Business Insider

America's $800 billion trucking industry is getting hit by a downturn right now, and it's hitting everyone from UPS and FedEx to independent truckers.


Two Digital Freight Brokers Focus on Price Transparency for Shippers  Transport Topics Online

Digital freight brokers Convoy and Uber Freight have separately launched new tools intended to make pricing options for hauling loads more transparent for ...


Booming Freight Market Creates Ideal Time to Raise Rates, Driver Pay, McLeod CEO Says  Transport Topics Online

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — With the freight market booming and truck capacity constrained, now is an ideal time for fleets to fine-tune their freight networks, push for ...


Lack of Drivers, Demand Driving Prices Up  Transport Topics Online

Household goods are getting pricier because the costs of moving those goods — from trucking to even maritime shipping — have been rising.


City Lodge’s profits fall as occupancy rates dwindle  Business Day

City Lodge Hotels says full-year net profit fell more than a quarter as more of its rooms were unused in the year to end-June amid low business and consumer ...


Optimal transport and colossal ionic mechano-conductance in graphene crown ethers  Science Advances

Biological ion channels balance electrostatic and dehydration effects to yield large ion selectivity alongside high transport rates. These macromolecular systems ...


Growth Continues, but Risk of Recession Looms Larger, Economist Says  Transport Topics Online

ORLANDO, Fla. — Freight brokerage and third-party logistics firms can expect another year of positive business growth before facing an increased threat of ...


Landstar System Reports Record Per-Share Result in First Quarter  Transport Topics Online

Landstar System on April 24 reported a record first-quarter earnings per share price of $1.58 on net income of $63.3 million, which compares with $1.37 per ...


Dutch Government Sets Rates for New Aviation Tax  Aviation International News

While continuing to lobby for an EU-level aviation tax, the Dutch government has decided to move ahead with plans to introduce a new national tax on ...


Trucker bankruptcies reveal perils for carriers, shippers  JOC.com

DALLAS — Shippers spooked by the sudden collapse of New England Motor Freight (NEMF) in February and Falcon Transport in April should not to expect a ...


J.B. Hunt Transport Services Stock Jumps. Earnings Could Have Been Worse.  Barron's

J.B. Hunt Transport Services stock surged after the trucking and logistics firm's second-quarter earnings weren't as bad as feared. But analysts still are neutral on ...


US trucking: Shippers still pressed to collaborate, as costs, complexity rise  JOC.com

Collaboration with transportation partners was at the top of the to-do list for US shippers in 2018, especially those that wanted to nail down capacity and become ...


Free public transport in Estonia  The Economist

THE BUSES are on time, the trams are shiny and new, and passengers usually get a seat. In many cities that would be remarkable enough. But in Tallinn locals ...


DART passengers can now text to report incidents  RTE.ie

Iarnród Éireann has launched a new text alert system for DART passengers as part of efforts to tackle and reduce anti-social behaviour. The *service* will enable ...


Trucking Industry Expected to See Slower Growth in 2019  Transport Topics Online

After a 2018 that saw record-setting levels of freight-hauling demand and driver pay as tonnage levels reached a 20-year high, the trucking industry is expected ...


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Releases Draft Plan on Infrastructure Investment  Transport Topics Online

As the Connecticut General Assembly's legislative session draws to a close, Gov. Ned Lamont released a working draft of an infrastructure funding proposal that ...


Rising Trucking Costs Amplify Pressure for P&G, Church & Dwight  Transport Topics Online

Procter & Gamble Co., the maker of Bounty paper towels, Crest toothpaste and Pampers diapers, says the cost of trucking its goods is still on the rise. Whether ...


Tesla issues $13.8 million in stock to buy trailers to take cars from factory floor to customers  CNBC

Tesla issued $13.8 million in stock to pay for trucks and trailers to transport its electric vehicles from the factory floor to customers, according to a new securities ...


Former Falcon Transport execs allege mismanagement, contract demands led to company’s abrupt collapse  FreightWaves

Former Falcon Transport executives allege that financial mismanagement and a poorly negotiated contract with General Motors led to the company's abrupt ...


PAM Transportation Reports Record 1Q Earnings  Transport Topics Online

Continuing a trend that started in 2017, higher rates from customers in a strong freight market produced record profits for P.A.M. Transportation Services in the ...


Illinois Legislators Approve Fuel Tax Hike, Repeal Truck License Plate Tax  Transport Topics Online

[Stay on top of transportation news: Get TTNews in your inbox.] Illinois lawmakers have passed a $45 billion infrastructure improvement plan that includes ...


Uber Freight Now Enables Drivers to Rate Facilities  Transport Topics Online

Truck drivers using the Uber Freight load-booking app can now rate shippers' and receivers' facilities and share feedback on factors such as wait times and ...


Crawley driving test centre pass rates revealed  Crawley Observer

Nearly two in five learners passed their driving test first time last year at Crawley test centre, according to the latest figures.


From My Little Pony to Kitty Litter, Trucking Pressures Prices  Transport Topics Online

America's trucker shortage is about to hit consumers right where it hurts: in the kitty litter. Walmart tractor trailers. Walmart trailers outside the company's ...


Underlying US Producer Prices Rise at Slowest Pace in Year  Transport Topics Online

A measure of underlying U.S. producer prices rose at the slowest pace in more than a year, signaling inflation pressures remain muted and potentially ...


How IMO 2020 affects transport of ore, coal, grain and other dry bulk  FreightWaves

Much of the focus on the IMO 2020 regulation – which limits the sulfur *content* of fuel used on ships and their emissions to 0.5 percent starting January 1, 2020 ...


Significant Upward Changes in Trucker Pay Continue  Transport Topics Online

A persistent driver shortage, near full employment and a favorable freight market last year have contributed to a “significant change” in the pace of pay increases ...


Used Class 8 Demand in March Remains Strong  Transport Topics Online

The market for used Class 8s in March continued to butt heads with a lack of inventory amid still-strong demand. Sales slipped, and prices rose.


Kenyan Inflation Quickens in June as Food, Transport Costs Surge  Bloomberg

Kenyan inflation quickened in June as food and transport prices surged from a year ago.


Trump Says He Could Impose More China Tariffs  Transport Topics Online

President Donald Trump reiterated that he could impose additional tariffs on Chinese imports if he wants, after promising to hold off on more duties in a trade-war ...


Opinion: What Shippers Can Expect in 2019  Transport Topics Online

The year 2018 was a record one for freight markets. So what does 2019 have in store? Bob Farrell of GlobalTranz has some thoughts.


Trucking 'bloodbath': Truck companies that went bankrupt in 2019  INSIDER

The trucking industry is struggling in 2019 — especially for truck drivers who own or work at small businesses.


Patients losing patience with non-emergency medical transport services  WPTV.com

Many involved in the non-emergency medical transport system have told Contact 5 cost-cutting measures are leaving vulnerable people at times stranded, ...


Tolling Plan Approved for Manhattan, but Rates Remain Unclear  Transport Topics Online

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's recently approved spending plan includes a variable tolling program that would affect travelers driving into Manhattan.


Drug Use Increases for Workers in Transportation, Warehousing Sector  Transport Topics Online

Drug use by workers in five sectors of the U.S. economy — including the transportation/warehousing sector — showed significant increases from 2015 to 2017, ...


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