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Brandon Cafferky Monday, May 20, 2024

Weekly NTI Update: May 20, 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, May 14, 2024

Airfreight rides e-commerce to surprise growth in May

The air cargo market is maintaining momentum despite entering the slow season, thanks to strong demand for e-commerce and e-cigarettes out of China and a mode shift tied to the Suez Canal cutoff.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, May 9, 2024

NTSB to deliver findings on FedEx-Southwest near miss

The NTSB is now investigating two incidents involving FedEx Boeing 767 cargo jets, one in Texas and the other in Turkey this week when a plane landed on its nose.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, May 9, 2024

Boeing quality issue delays Alaska Airlines’ converted freighters

The date for entry into service of two Alaska Airlines aircraft continues to slide because of problems with Boeing’s modification to a cargo configuration.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, May 8, 2024

ABX pilots win back Amazon business with power of positivity

ABX Air’s pilots union is out of Amazon’s doghouse, resulting in an improved labor agreement and a contract to fly 10 freighters.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Aloha Air Cargo to cease Los Angeles-Honolulu freighter service

Aloha Air Cargo has decided to close its Los Angeles-Honolulu lane, effective June 1, because of weak demand, FreightWaves has learned. The route is marketed by Aloha, which signs customers […]

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Monday, May 6, 2024

Amazon hires ATSG to fly 10 Boeing 767 freighters

Amazon has deepened its relationship with Air Transport Services Group, agreeing to lease at least 10 widebody freighters for five years in exchange for rights to increase its ownership stake.

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.


Truck Tech

Alan Adler Friday, May 17, 2024

Opposition grows to speedy electric truck transition

Regulators pushing to make the electric truck transition go faster are getting pushback from a range of industry stakeholders.

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Autonomous Freight

Could autonomous trucks help save the planet?

U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Shipping + Maritime


Tony Mulvey Monday, April 29, 2024

Port roundup: Strong annual growth across the board

Despite the timing of the Lunar New Year, import volumes at three of the largest U.S. ports rose year over year.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

Company Earnings

Hub Group sees Q1 revenue fall 13% year over year to $999M

Thursday, April 25, 2024

American Shipper

Gulf Coast ports report cargo volume surge in March

Container ship
Wednesday, April 17, 2024

American Shipper

Kramek prepares to lead World Shipping Council

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

Wednesday, October 4, 2023


The future of procurement 

Air Cargo

Company Earnings

John Kingston Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Expeditors reports both air and ocean tonnage up for first time since ’21

Expeditors recorded year-on-year gains in tonnage for both airfreight and ocean freight for the first time in more than two years.

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A blue-tailed Bluebird Nordic jet ready to touch down on runway, view from the front.
A black-tailed Air Canada Cargo jet moves on the runway on a cloudy day.
A Lufthansa Cargo jet touches down on a runway.
An all-blue KLM Cargo jumbo jet rolls down the runway under a blue sky.
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Air Cargo

Cargo IT meltdown hits Air France-KLM earnings



Noi Mahoney Wednesday, May 15, 2024

BNSF Railway appeals $8M verdict for asbestos-related deaths in Montana

BNSF Railway has filed an appeal for an asbestos trial verdict that ruled the railroad was liable in the deaths of two people in Montana.

Legal issues

Caleb Revill Monday, May 13, 2024

Federal lawsuit claims CSX violated FMLA anti-retaliation provisions

A federal lawsuit alleges CSX inflated the amount of time employees were charged for taking leave under the Family Medical Leave Act, punished workers for taking the leave, and terminated or suspended over 100 employees for allegedly taking FMLA leave fraudulently.


Noi Mahoney Monday, May 13, 2024

Canada’s labor board delays start of potential CN, CPKC rail strike

Federal officials have pushed back a potential CN and CPKC rail worker strike in order to review whether a work stoppage would jeopardize Canadians’ health and safety.


Brinley Hineman Friday, May 10, 2024

Minnesota DOT announces $9.6M in funding for freight rail projects

About $10 million in Minnesota Department of Transportation grants will support 11 freight rail projects, making the state more competitive in the global and national economy, officials said.


John Kingston Thursday, May 9, 2024

Norfolk Southern management fends off board takeover by Ancora

Activist investor Ancora elected three members to the Norfolk Southern board, failing to oust CEO Alan Shaw. An Ancora official says “passive investors” are to blame if safety issues recur.


Caleb Revill Tuesday, May 7, 2024

RailState raises $4M to expand network, leverage AI for rail industry

RailState’s new $4 million investment will be used for the strategic expansion of the company’s network coverage, including along the U.S.-Mexico border, and product investments to provide customers with accurate, real-time rail network information.


John Kingston Tuesday, May 7, 2024

As Norfolk Southern battle nears climax,
STB head Oberman backs management

Late in the game, the head of the Surface Transportation Board is speaking out against replacing Norfolk Southern management, suggesting the effort threatens the U.S. rail network.

Truck Driver Issues

John Kingston Friday, May 3, 2024

Truck transportation jobs break 6-month string of gains with slight loss

Truck transportation jobs posted a small decline in April after six straight months of relatively minor gains.


Michael Baudendistel Thursday, May 2, 2024

Loose truckload market pressures intermodal volume in Eastern corridors

In competitive lanes, loads shift from rail to road.


FreightWaves Staff Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Teamsters Canada seeks strike authorization vote by CN, CPKC train crews

After five months of discussions, Teamsters Canada voted to strike at Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Kansas City. The strike could start as early as May 22, after a mandatory 21-day mediation period.

FreightWaves News

Trucking Equipment

John Kingston Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Used truck prices plunged from February to April, J.D. Power finds

The monthly J.D. Power used truck report reflects a still-weakening market.

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Two Forward Air trailers at a terminal
A white sleeper cab pulling a white Forward Air trailer on a highway
Monday, May 20, 2024

White Papers

White Paper: Q2 2024 Shipper Rate Report

Monday, May 20, 2024

Layoffs and Bankruptcies

CDL truck driving school shutters operations, files for bankruptcy

Friday, May 17, 2024


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