Annual truckload and intermodal pricing gains remain intact, reports Cass and Broughton Capital

Truckload rates, which measure linehaul rates, headed up 1.2% annually to 135.3 (January 2005=100), extending a stretch of gains going back to November 2017. On the intermodal side, total May intermodal pricing was up 4.2% annually, to 147.0, and down 1.9% compared to April. Source: logistics Mgmt

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ATA launches advocacy campaign, calls on Congress to fund infrastructure

With a sharp eye on furthering the infrastructure outlook in the United States and an objective of advocating for the next long-term surface transportation authorization, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said this week it is rolling out a media an advocacy campaign focused on the “personal toll of the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure and the trucking industry’s demand that the federal government step up its investment into [U.S.] roads and bridges.” Source: logistics Mgmt

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