UPS Profits Edge Up in Third Quarter, Aided by International Results

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. said stronger international business helped boost third-quarter net income by 1% to $1.27 billion, or $1.44 per share.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016

Third Quarter LTL Results Mixed; YRC Tumbles, Others Gain

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Less-than-truckload companies re- ported mixed results in the third- quarter as the carriers battle lower tonnage and shipments compared with a year ago.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016

Panama Canal Authority Gives First Look at Increased Cargo Following Expansion

Panama Canal Authority

The Panama Canal Authority has disclosed the first cargo statistics that outline the increased activity since the expanded waterway was opened, including 238 transits by Neopanamax vessels that were too large to make the trip in the past.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
October 31, 2016

Old Dominion Earnings Rise in Third Quarter

Old Dominion Freight Line

Old Dominion Freight Line reported stronger earnings for the third quarter with net income up 1.4% compared to a year ago at this time, overcoming an overall drop in tonnage and shipments.

October 27, 2016

ATA Forecast Projects Continued Freight Growth


American Trucking Associations' latest U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast projects a 35% rise in total freight tonnage between 2016 and 2027.

October 13, 2016
Government, Business, Logistics

Feds Want More Info on Proposed Great Lakes Basin Freight Railroad

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The federal Surface Transportation Board wants to know how many trains would run on the proposed Great Lakes Basin Railroad and also wants more details on its planned connection to the South Shore Freight Railroad.

Andrew Steele | The Times (Munster, Ind.)
October 13, 2016
Government, Business

Wisconsin Transportation Leaders Unveil Freight Proposal

Positioning Wisconsin as a national leader in commercial transportation is among the goals of a draft freight plan the state’s transportation agency unveiled recently.

October 6, 2016
Special Coverage, Business

Freightliner, The Rolling Stones Get Truckers Rocking

Neil Abt/Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — The Rolling Stones played a blistering 90-minute surprise set on Oct. 3 for 1,200 truckers at the 2016 Freightliner customer appreciation dinner here.

Neil Abt | Editorial Director
October 4, 2016
Business, Logistics

Tough Times for Intermodal as Freight Slows, Execs Say


HOUSTON — Intermodal businesses that have become accustomed to long-term growth likely are facing tougher times ahead in the form of a recession, changing freight patterns and other obstacles.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
September 26, 2016
Top 50

A Timeline of Inland Ports

The opening in 1989 of the Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal marked the beginning of a concerted effort by port operators and railroads to create intermodal transfer facilities to handle freight going into and out of land-constrained ports.

September 19, 2016