freight transportation

Business, Technology

With Workers Shifting to Home Offices, IT Investments Help Keep Freight Moving

Working from home with dog Working from home, perhaps with a canine companion, has become the new normal since the coronavirus began shutting down work places in March. (South_agency/Getty Images)

The need to shift back-office employees to remote work only added to the strain on fleets and third-party logistics providers.

Katie Pyzyk | Special to Transport Topics
September 25, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Gribbin to Headline IBTTA Conference in October

New Jersey Turnpike New Jersey Turnpike under the Pulaski Highway. (Shutterstock)

New Jersey’s top transportation officer and the former infrastructure guru at the White House are scheduled to headline the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association annual conference next month in Baltimore.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 20, 2018
Government

Infrastructure Grants, Weight Waivers Approved in Senate Fiscal 2018 Transportation Bill

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A U.S. Department of Transportation grants program popular with members of Congress would receive $550 million in fiscal 2018 under legislation Senate appropriators easily approved on July 27.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
July 27, 2017
Business

DOT Freight Index Rises to Record High

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The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index rose 3.8% in May to a record high, DOT reported July 10.

July 11, 2014
Business

DOT Freight Transportation Index Jumps 4.8%

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The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index jumped 4.8% in April from the same month last year to its second-highest level ever.

June 11, 2014
Business

DOT Freight Transportation Index Rises 1.8%

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The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index rose 1.8% in June from the same month last year, but slipped from May.

August 14, 2013
Business

DOT Freight Transportation Index Rises 2.8%

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The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index rose 2.8% in March from the same month last year and increased sequentially for the fifth straight month, DOT said Wednesday.

May 8, 2013
Business

DOT Freight Transport Index Rises 4.9%

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The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index rose 4.9% in November from a year ago, DOT said.

January 11, 2012
Business

DOT Freight Transport Index Rises 4%

The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index rose 4% in October from a year ago but took its first month-to-month downturn in five months, DOT said Wednesday.

December 14, 2011
Business

DOT Freight Transport Index Rises 4.4%

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The Department of Transportation’s freight transportation services index rose 4.4% in September from a year ago to its highest level in more than three years, DOT said Wednesday.

November 9, 2011