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July truck tonnage index rebounds from June slump
"Rollercoaster" statistics average out to upward path through 2019, ATA says.
ATA: Trump tariffs on intermodal containers would have cost logistics companies $63 million per year
Trucking trade group praises administration for withdrawing threat of added trade war fees on Chinese-made, 53-foot steel boxes.
Logistics industry growth accelerates in July
Monthly Logistics Manager's Index rises 2 percent to 57.2; researchers cite continued decline in transportation prices.
Truck driver shortage hits 15-year high, ATA says
The trucking industry was short nearly 61,000 drivers in 2018, a figure that could rise to 100,000 in five years, association report shows.
Class 8 truck demand teeters on cusp of "significant correction," ACT says
Report reinforces FTR finding that shippers are enjoying the most favorable conditions in years, thanks to abundant capacity in the truckload market.
June retail sales beat forecasts despite tariff stress, NRF finds
NRF also predicts families will spend more than ever on back-to-school purchases this fall.
Tropical Storm Barry menaces Gulf Coast with threat of heavy rain
Port of New Orleans to close container and breakbulk terminals by noon on Friday.
Retailers ease off on import rush as administration delays tariff threat
NRF, Hackett report shows May container imports were up 6 percent from April but rose just 1.4 percent year-over-year.
Logistics industry growth slows in June
Logistics Manager's Index reaches historic low of 56, driven by slowdowns in warehouse prices, transportation capacity, and transportation utilization, monthly study shows.
Economic uncertainty roils maritime container shipping, report says
Drewry downgrades growth forecast for 2019 global port throughput from 3.9 percent to 3.0 percent.

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