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12.03.2020

Coronavirus-hit Chinese truck capacity nearing full strength

Highway restrictions limiting access to provinces have been completely removed in Guangdong, Zhejiang, Guizhou, Jiangxi, Guizhou, and Liaoning, according to forwarders. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. Trucking operations […]
12.03.2020

Plunging oil prices pose fresh threat to MPV/HL sector

Project cargo manufacturing and transport, essential to energy and industrial project construction, is recovering in China. Credit: Shutterstock As Chinese project and breakbulk exports recover from […]
12.03.2020

LA-LB ports attempt to balance environmental, commercial goals

The ports of LA-LB expect to begin levying the $10 per TEU clean truck fund rate by the end of 2020. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com The ports […]
12.03.2020

Rail blockade busting lifts Mexican freight industry hopes

As the blockade of a Ferrosur line in Southern Mexico ended, after halting 192 trains, two new protester blockades started in Michoacan. Photo credit: Hugh R. […]
11.03.2020

YRC Freight expands regional LTL service in Texas

Fort Worth and Garland terminals were added to YRC Freight’s Texas next-day network. Photo credit: YRC Worldwide. National less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier YRC Freight is charting a […]
11.03.2020

State DOTs leading from the front on heavy-haul permit automation

Extensive automation has allowed the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to issue 99 percent of all heavy-haul trucking permits in under one minute from the time […]
11.03.2020

Italy’s freight flows slow on COVID-19 travel restrictions

Italian ports are reporting business as usual, but tightening measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus are having an impact. Photo credit: Pixlr. Terminals and […]
11.03.2020

Truckers ‘keep plugging,’ but worry about coronavirus quarantines

US average dry van spot rates rose in early March as shippers drew down inventories. Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is beginning to […]
11.03.2020

LA-LB expect three more mega-ship calls to carry empties to Asia

Maersk and MSC are temporarily upsizing the 14,000-TEU vessels they normally deploy in their TP2 and TP6 services to LA-LB to 19,000-23,000 TEU ships. Photo credit: […]
10.03.2020

Lack of US oversize standard hampers heavy-lift truck permitting

Heavy-lift trucking carriers say permitting processes for moving oversized and/or overweight (OS/OW) cargoes can range from minutes to months depending on the state. Photo credit: Anderson […]