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Watch the Rails for Change $

Watch the Rails for Change  $

Both the US and Canadian governments are working on changing interline rail agreements (the laws that allow competitors in the rail sector to use each other’s rail lines). Whereas Canada…

Using the BDI as Worldwide Economic Gauge $

Using the BDI as Worldwide Economic Gauge  $

You know that we like the Baltic Dry Index as one of the earliest indicators of global economic activity. So, keeping with that belief, we need to point you to…

Rail Traffic Surges in Week 11 $

Rail Traffic Surges in Week 11 $

The Association of American Railroads released its weekly carload report last Friday, and we saw some nice increases in volume. That’s another positive early-warning sign that the springtime economy will…

Transportation Companies Scrambling to Get Ready for Titan $

Transportation Companies Scrambling to Get Ready for Titan  $

Many transportation companies are still trying to clear their networks after a series of winter storms that have hit the country since early January and late December. Believe it or…

January TranSystems Transportation Activity Index Update $

January TranSystems Transportation Activity Index Update  $

Our partners at TranSystems released their Transportation Activity Index report for January, and we saw a mix report with generally weaker month-over-month scores for the US transportation…

Year End Carload Report Gives Interesting Insights $

Year End Carload Report Gives Interesting Insights  $

The Association of American Railroads has published its final carload report of the year. Starting in January, the year-to-date cumulative totals will carry less weight for a couple of months…

Blending Two Viewpoints into One Story – Supply Chain Disruption $

Blending Two Viewpoints into One Story – Supply Chain Disruption  $

We took two viewpoints, one from Accuweather showing the regions of the country that will be most impacted by the winter weather to hit the country this weekend, the other…

Trucking among the Top 10 Job Creators in the US $

Trucking among the Top 10 Job Creators in the US  $

It’s no surprise to most of us that the occupation of truck driver would be among the top ten highest volume created jobs in the country according to Forbes. We…

Diesel Prices Continue to Drop $

Diesel Prices Continue to Drop  $

I know we have a mixture of shippers and supply chain managers and carriers that receive the Executive Intelligence Brief. So, you each may take the news on diesel in…

Baltic Dry Index Defying Economic Outlook $

Baltic Dry Index Defying Economic Outlook  $

The Baltic Dry Index continues to shoot up, hitting 2,115 points on Tuesday. As a reminder, the BDI is a measure of the cost of moving bulk goods in the…

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