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Brandon Cafferky Monday, February 19, 2024

Weekly NTI Update: February 19, 2023

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 Friday, February 16, 2024

Air Canada says freight demand beginning to improve

The downward slope in cargo revenue at Air Canada began to level out during the fourth quarter, and management is optimistic 2024 will be better for airfreight than last year.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, February 15, 2024

UPS to deploy 747-8 freighters from Qatar Airways by early 2025

UPS is rationalizing its air network as demand falls, but it is still adding aircraft when it makes sense.

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Alaska Airlines to expand freighter service to Los Angeles

Alaska Air Cargo will debut its second Boeing 737-800 freighters next month, opening the door for the first all-cargo service between Alaska and Los Angeles.


Noi Mahoney Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Angela Chao, CEO of global shipping firm Foremost Group, dead at 50

Angela Chao, CEO of global shipping firm Foremost Group and Mitch McConnell’s sister-in-law, died in a car accident.


John Paul Hampstead Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Maersk had more cash than it knew what to do with — but not anymore

How do you spend $41 billion without buying more ships?

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Monday, February 12, 2024

Air cargo growth to start 2024 less than meets the eye

The air cargo market has certainly turned around from the depths of last summer, but the extraordinary increase in January volumes should be taken with a grain of salt. Conditions are improving, but short-term factors inflated the January numbers.

Trade Compliance

Air Cargo

Eric Kulisch Thursday, August 31, 2023

Mexican cargo airline accused of labor violations under USMCA

The U.S. is pressing Mexico to review a complaint by pilots at Mas that they were harassed over associations with a labor union.

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marijuana leaf in front of united states flag for legalization
china container port
A clipboard with business papers titled Trade Financing.
Thursday, October 20, 2022

Trade and Compliance

Flexport juices trade finance program with $200M credit line from KKR



Alan Adler Tuesday, January 30, 2024

3 trucking majors combine to advance electric infrastructure

The mismatch between electric truck availability and charging infrastructure prompted Daimler, Volvo and Navistar to make a PACT.

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Friday, January 26, 2024


Megawatt grants electrify truck charging corridors

New bridge being built
Wednesday, January 10, 2024


DOT tangles with watchdog over $1.5 billion in freight grants

Dock doors at an airport painted with big yellow numbers, seen at an angle.

Shipping + Maritime

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 Maersk container ship cruises outside Galveston, Texas, with other container ships seen in the background.
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

American Shipper

Red Sea trouble threatens US freight recovery

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 



Mark Solomon Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Norfolk Southern defends makeup of its board, mum on possible CEO change

Norfolk Southern’s board said it maintains an “ongoing process” of board refreshment.


Mark Solomon Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Activist group wants former UPS exec Barber to run Norfolk Southern

Ancora Holdings Group proposes that a former top UPS executive become Norfolk Southern’s CEO.


Meg Scarbrough Thursday, February 15, 2024

Trump criticizes Biden on East Palestine response ahead of Ohio trip

Former President Donald Trump is lashing out at President Joe Biden ahead of Biden’s scheduled trip to East Palestine, Ohio, saying the president waited too long to visit the site of a train derailment.


FreightWaves Staff Wednesday, February 14, 2024

CSX worker dies after being struck by moving equipment

A CSX worker was killed Tuesday in North Carolina when he was hit by moving equipment.


Noi Mahoney Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Border bridges blocked as rail workers seek back pay, benefits

Retired rail workers in Mexico created blockades at border crossings in Arizona and Texas on Wednesday, seeking severance pay and benefits from Mexican authorities.


FreightWaves Staff Wednesday, February 14, 2024

FRA issues safety bulletin on rolling equipment after engineer’s death

The Federal Railroad Administration is warning rail workers about the dangers of rolling stock following the death of a Norfolk Southern worker last week in Alabama.


FreightWaves Staff Wednesday, February 7, 2024

NTSB to release findings on East Palestine derailment this summer

Federal investigators plan to release the cause of last year’s Norfolk Southern train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, this summer.


FreightWaves Staff Friday, February 2, 2024

NTSB investigating after Norfolk Southern worker killed

An investigation is underway after a Norfolk Southern train engineer died this week after being hit by a train in Decatur, Alabama.


John Kingston Friday, February 2, 2024

BLS says fewer truck transportation jobs in ’23 than first estimated

As the Bureau of Labor Statistics signaled in August, the annual revision of employment data shows fewer truck transportation jobs last year than initially reported.

FreightWaves News


John Kingston Wednesday, February 21, 2024

State of Freight takeaways: Is a weak February the bottom of the cycle?

Takeaways from the State of Freight webinar this month kick off with an “abysmal” February.

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A white J.B. Hunt sleeper tractor pulling a white J.B. Hunt dry van trailer
Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Truckload Carriers

Bid season off to bumpy start, trucking heads say

Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Are truckers really boycotting New York? – WTT

U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters.
Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Insurance & Risk Management

New Jersey law disrupts carrier insurance market

Two white, last-mile trucks on a highway
Monday, February 19, 2024


Air Van acquires fellow 3PL G&C Cartage