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Gate capacity at VIG expands by 30% as new lanes open

In late September, week four new inbound truck gates were placed into service expanding capacity at the Virginia International Gateway terminal’s gate complex by 30%. The gates -- 14, 15, 16 and 17 -- were put into service on Thursday, Sept. 27, as part of the $320 million project to increase capacity and efficiency at the terminal. “Each week at VIG we process more than 13,000 truck transactions, and our motor-carrier partners ... [+]

New Freight Forecast Projects Continued Growth for Trucking

American Trucking Associations released the latest edition of its Freight Forecast – freight volumes are projected to increase 4.2% in 2018 and increase 35.6% by 2029. “Freight Forecast is our look at the future of the freight economy – how it is growing, how it is ... [+]

Intermodal Advances with Strong Q2 Growth

Total intermodal volumes advanced 6.2% year-over-year in the second quarter of 2018, after posting 7.2% growth in the first quarter, according to the Intermodal Association of North America’s Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report. International intermodal volumes increased 4.8%, domestic containers 6.1%, and trailers led ... [+]

ATA Supports Common Sense Hours-of-Service Reform Legislation

The American Trucking Associations praised Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas), along with Reps. Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia) and Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas), for introducing the Honest Operators Undertake Road Safety Act, or HOURS Act, that would provide common sense hours-of-service relief and flexibility for professional truck drivers while ... [+]

Cargo Sustainability in North America’s 2nd Great Railway Boom to be Debated at Multimodal Americas

North America’s transforming cargo infrastructure, from the second great railway boom to strong growth in inland waterway transport, will go under the limelight at the inaugural Multimodal Americas show this fall in Toronto, Canada. Experts from leading logistics companies from across the globe will convene at ... [+]

ATA Truck Tonnage Index Rose 0.7% in May

American Trucking Associations’ advanced seasonally adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 0.7% in May after rising 2.7% in April. In May, the index equaled 113.8 (2015=100), up from 113 in April. ATA revised the April increase from the originally reported 2.2% to 2.7%. Compared ... [+]

Turnover Rate at Large Truckload Carriers Rises in First Quarter

American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello said the driver turnover rate at large truckload carriers rose in the first quarter of 2018. “The uptick in turnover is consistent with continued tightness in the market for drivers,” Costello said. “Anecdotally, carriers continue to struggle both ... [+]

WiseTech Global, acquires US specialist LTL TMS provider, SaaS Transportation

WiseTech Global announced the acquisition of SaaS Transportation, a specialist US transport management solutions provider for Less Than Truckload (LTL) shipping. SaaS Transportation provides LTL and logistics transportation management solutions to third party logistics companies and shippers with integrated quoting, booking and tracking. SaaS Transportation also ... [+]

Brazil Truck Driver Strike

On May 21, 2018, truck drivers in Brazil went on strike. The truck drivers are blocking roads and highways, which has led to closures across the country including some airports and ports. Transit and lead times for goods passing through Brazil will be affected. The ... [+]

VIG Introduces New Terminal Operating System

A new, unified terminal operating system is driving the terminal data and control systems at Virginia International Gateway (VIG) following the recent, successful changeover from a system that was more than 10 years old. “Our ability to efficiently coordinate all of the operations, analyze the ... [+]