Domestic intermodal loadings, truck freight show signs of weakening
- How are you planning to cope with rising diesel prices? // Overdrive;May2011, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p92
The article presents the views of several personalities in the U.S. trucking industry regarding their plan in coping up with the rising diesel prices including Michael Stafford, Don Olson, and Ed Lebkosky.
- END OF THE OIL AGE. James, David // BRW;5/20/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 19, p29
The article discusses a report published by the U.S. Joint Forces Command as of May 20, 2010. The report states that the capacity of surplus oil production could disappear within the next two years and by 2015, could cause serious shortages. The report predicts that the shortage in output could...
- Gasoline prices expected to rise during summer months. Mills, Alex // Fort Worth Business Press;4/19/2010, Vol. 22 Issue 16, p31
The article reports on the expectation by hedge fund managers of an increase in gasoline prices through the summer months, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
- A modal shift is under way. Seidl, Jason H. // Railway Age;Jul2008, Vol. 209 Issue 7, p27
The article analyzes the impact of the increasing fuel prices on shipping and trucking services industry in the U.S. He explained the implications of the decision of shippers to push back on paying fuel surcharge amounts to trucking carriers. He speculated that with the changing price...
- Fuel for thought. Mason, Jeff // Commercial Carrier Journal;Jun2008, Vol. 165 Issue 6, p6
The author offers insights on the increase in fuel prices and its impact on the U.S. trucking industry in 2008. He cites several facts related to fuel compiled by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the U.S. Energy Information Administration, including the total spending for fuel of the...
- Stateside view. Dixon, Ollie // Commercial Motor;5/29/2008, Vol. 207 Issue 5282, p10
The article focuses on the effect of recent fuel price increases in Great Britain on the U.S. hauliers. It is stated that British hauliers are used to the high fuel prices as the price has become a predictable feature of the business. It is stated that the filling up a vehicle's fuel tank in...
- Paying the going rate. Tindall, Chris // Commercial Motor;5/29/2008, Vol. 207 Issue 5282, p16
The article focuses on the difficulties involved in making customers accept fuel price surcharges. It is stated that the rising fuel prices are making it inevitable for hauliers to pass on their costs to customers. Although it is considered tough to convince the customers, hauliers are suggested...
- Don't re-regulate rail freight. Hamberger, Ed // Railway Gazette International;Aug2008, Vol. 164 Issue 8, p534
The author reflects on the regulation of rail freight. He points out that because of high fuel prices in the U.S., people are increasingly looking to the railroads for freight transport. He adds that because railroads are more fuel-efficient, they also emit fewer greenhouse gases. He argues that...
- Strengthening freight might lead to higher truck, trailer sales in 2011. // Trailer / Body Builders;Feb2010, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p9
The article reports on the projection by FTR Associates, which claimed that the improving economic activity, if sustained, could result in higher truck rates and stronger financial performance for truckers in 2010 and better truck and trailer sales in 2011.