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Thursday, April 11, 2024

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Tips for navigating the coming capacity correction

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Global Supply Chain

Flow of trade always prevails

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Brandon Cafferky Monday, April 8, 2024

Weekly NTI Update: April 08, 2024

The FreightWaves SONAR National Truckload Index (NTI) is a seven-day moving average of freight spot rates that measures the U.S. for-hire, over-the-road dry van trucking market. Historical and daily NTI data is available only through FreightWaves SONAR.

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Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Tuesday, April 9, 2024

ABX Air pilots choose cooperation over confrontation 

The pilots union at ABX Air, a large contract carrier for DHL, is taking a novel approach toward labor relations by promoting the company at industry trade shows.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Friday, April 5, 2024

UPS plans to hire 300 pilots to support Postal Service contract

Express delivery giant UPS is recruiting pilots again after beating out FedEx for the Postal Service’s air transport contract.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, April 4, 2024

Postal Service’s air cargo shift to UPS makes everyone a winner 

The U.S. Postal Service picked UPS to replace FedEx as its primary partner for moving parcels by air, but analysts say FedEx actually comes out ahead by losing the business.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Bankrupt charter airline iAero to cease operations

iAero, a contract carrier for DHL Express, says it is going out of business by the end of the week.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Monday, April 1, 2024

UPS wins air cargo contract with Postal Service, replaces FedEx

UPS will take over flying mail and parcels for the U.S. Postal Service later this year. FedEx is relinquishing the contract but says the move will make it more profitable.

Maritime

Michael Rudolph Monday, April 1, 2024

Red Sea crisis nears boiling point, unable to heat up spot rates

If China and Russia find the Houthi problem in the Red Sea as intractable as the U.S. and its allies have, it would all but halt what little maritime traffic remains in the region.

Trade Compliance

American Shipper

Joe Antoshak Tuesday, March 26, 2024

How China skirts tariffs into the US

Chinese trade flow into Mexico is helping to build up the latter’s manufacturing capabilities, which is a long-term positive for the U.S.

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A man wearing a baseball cap leads a black dog through a warehouse during a cargo security inspection.
Rubymar, a Belize-flagged, UK-owned bulk carrier, sank in the Red Sea on March 2 after being struck by a Houthi anti-ship ballistic missile on Feb. 18. It had been taking on water since the attack.
A white "mas" cargo jet takes off from Los Angeles airport with buildings in the background on a gray day.

Infrastructure

Fuel News

Alan Adler Friday, March 29, 2024

Will natural gas payback beat EV adoption?

Natural gas may be having a moment as an alternative fuel for trucking, but there are a few nagging questions.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

Infrastructure

Can Karno technology generate a buyer for Hyliion?

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Sponsored Insights

Inside Zeem Solutions’ bold plan to electrify fleets across the US

Freightliner eCascadia at charger
Friday, January 26, 2024

Infrastructure

Megawatt grants electrify truck charging corridors

Shipping + Maritime

FreightWaves Classics

Brinley Hineman Friday, March 29, 2024

A look at US disasters involving boats hitting bridges

The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore wasn’t the first time a bridge crumbled after being struck by a ship or boat.

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Shipper's Perspective

Sponsored Insights

Britni Chisenall Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Delta Cargo’s DeliverDirect offers ‘e-commerce delivery at the speed of flight’

DeliverDirect serves various industries, including retail, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and related sectors.

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A cross-dock terminal in Houston is viewed from above.
Monday, February 5, 2024

Shippers Perspective

Viewpoint: Why it pays to be a Shipper of Choice

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Technology

The future of procurement 

Air Cargo

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Friday, March 29, 2024

FedEx initiates targeted layoffs; UPS sheds workers at Ontario airport 

FedEx and UPS have recently announced job reductions as part of ongoing efforts to streamline operations and boost profits.

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A blue-tailed Atlas Air jet high above the clouds.
Red-trimmed My Freighter jet approaches for landing with wheels down; side view.
A purple-tail FedEx jet with wheels down on approach to an airport.

Fuel

Fuel News

John Kingston Friday, April 12, 2024

IEA: Can diesel keep dodging big impacts from attacks on Russian refineries?

The oil market is up overall, but diesel hasn’t soared despite Ukraine’s attacks on Russian refineries, key producers of the fuel.

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Rail

Railroad

John Kingston Thursday, April 11, 2024

Preliminary Q1 results at embattled Norfolk Southern miss expectations

A preliminary report on how Norfolk Southern did in the first quarter comes as the showdown over its future nears a climax.

Viewpoint

Contributed Content Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Railroads can prevent further derailments by looking at history

Recent incidents involving Norfolk Southern trains exposed the continued need for rail safety to the greater public. Here are some ways rail can drive safety.

Railroad

Brinley Hineman Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Norfolk Southern to pay $600M in Ohio train derailment lawsuit

Norfolk Southern announced Tuesday that it will pay a $600 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit after a train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, in February 2023.

Truck Driver Issues

John Kingston Friday, April 5, 2024

Weak market or not, truck transportation jobs saw healthy jump in March

Truck transportation jobs in March recorded an increase in the midst of a generally weak trucking market.

Railroad

Brinley Hineman Thursday, April 4, 2024

8 charged in beer heist targeting Northeast trains, distribution centers

Eight men from the Bronx are accused of swiping hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of beer from train cars and distribution facilities for nearly two years.

Railroad

John Gallagher Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Feds mandate 2-person minimum for most train crews

The Federal Railroad Administration has lowered the gates on railroads looking to move to one-person crews.

Railroad

John Kingston Tuesday, April 2, 2024

2 agencies cut short-line operator G&W’s rating, cite debt-funded dividend

New debt to pay a big dividend has led the two largest ratings agencies to reduce their rating of short-line rail operator Genesee & Wyoming.

Trucking

John Kingston Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Baltimore port closure puts truck drivers who haul autos in a bind

Hauling autos into Baltimore is a big business that is going to scale back dramatically in coming weeks and months.

Railroad

John Kingston Monday, March 25, 2024

Vote on insurgent effort at Norfolk Southern set for May 9

Norfolk Southern’s annual meeting will be May 9, when the push to oust current management comes to a head.

FreightWaves News

Layoffs and Bankruptcies

Clarissa Hawes Friday, April 12, 2024

Former Tony’s Express workers, drivers say mismanagement sank company

Former Tony’s Express employees and truck drivers say financial mismanagement by new owner John Ohle led to the trucking company’s collapse.

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Tractor-trailer on a highway with a deer crossing sign in the foreground.
Several Yellow trailers at a terminal
Thursday, April 11, 2024

Less than Truckload (LTL)

WARN Act claims against Yellow may not be settled this year

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Layoffs and Bankruptcies

Over 1,300 layoffs hit logistics companies across US