Congratulations! Freight Management Inc. is a 2016 Top 100 Logistics IT Provider

Top 100 Logistics IT Providers Each year, Inbound Logistics develops a list of the Top 100 Logistics IT Providers. IL editors research capabilities based on submitted questionnaires and other sources, then select 100 technology providers offering solutions designed to meet business logistics managers’ supply chain challenges. Inbound Logistics’ editors place value on choosing providers whose solutions are central to solving transportation, logistics, and supply chain challenges, and whose customer successes are well-documented.  The providers on this list are a select group of companies who can provide businesses with some of the latest technologies in their fields. This year’s Top 100 […]

By |May 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Highway Bill Unlikely in 2014 Following Republican Gains

2014 Highway Bill Republican gains in the Senate have strengthened the GOP’s ability to advance transportation initiatives when the next Congress convenes in January but lowering the prospects of action before then.   Democrats who currently control the Senate want to press ahead with a long-term highway bill in the post-election lame-duck session. The pressing issue for next year will be how Congress will fund the nation’s transportation system. Federal highway programs are funded under an extension of MAP-21, legislation that expires in May. (Source: Transport Topics)

By |January 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Railroads Reshape Crude Oil Markets

Today, 1.6 million barrels of oil a day are riding the rails, about 20% of the total pumped in the U.S., according to the Energy Information Administration, chugging across plains and over bridges, rumbling through cities and towns on their way to refineries on the coasts and the Gulf of Mexico. If all the railcars loaded with crude on one day were hitched to a single locomotive, the resulting train would be about 29 miles long. Initially conceived as a stopgap measure until pipelines could be constructed, and plagued by high-profile safety problems, crude by rail has become a permanent […]

By |January 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Truck Orders Up Substantially as Economy Continues to Grow

Net orders for the Class 8 trucks that keep the economy in motion were “phenomenal” in October, FTR Associates reports, nearly breaking an all-time record. The preliminary data shows October Class 8 truck net orders at 45,795 units making October the second highest order month ever recorded, orders rising 87 percent month-over-month and 76 percent year-over-year. Those orders are for trucks to be built and delivered in 2015, underscoring the economic confidence of the companies placing the orders. After two strong quarters of freight demand and higher rates, motor carriers are beginning to add capacity, good news for shippers having […]

By |January 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

Shippers Look to 2015 for STB Reauthorization Bill

With the newly Republican Senate ready to take up its agenda for the next two years, shippers are anxious to see how debate on the “Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2014” develops.  The bill was passed out of committee in September. During that committee hearing it became clear that senators had the urge for a deep discussion on rail issues addressed in the bill, which meant that passing the legislation in 2014 wasn’t going to happen. The bill has bipartisan support, but the landscape of the senate will change a bit with the next Congress. (Source: WSJ.com)

By |January 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments

West Coast Port Congestion Spawns Cargo Diversions

The port complexes of Los Angeles-Long Beach and Seattle-Tacoma saw some congestion relief over the weekend. The situation has turned sour in Oakland, after longshoremen walked off their jobs for three straight shifts. The failure of negotiators for the ILWU and Pacific Maritime Association to reach a contract settlement continues to hang like a dark cloud over the entire U.S. West Coast. Port congestion problems at some of North America’s largest gateways had a noticeable impact on vessel productivity in the first six months of 2014, Some shippers with sensitive cargo are diverting containers away from the U.S. West Coast […]

By |January 22nd, 2015|News|0 Comments