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ROAR Logistics acquires Legend Transportation Group

ROAR Logistics, a third party logistics provider based in Phoenix, Arizona, has announced the acquisition of Legend Transportation Group. The purchase by ROAR includes Legend Transportation’s headquarters location in Phoenix, giving ROAR two western US centers of operations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Legend Transportation Group is

Survey: Trucking conditions improve slightly in January

January business conditions appeared slightly better overall than those in December with more than 39% saying conditions were better and only about 17% reporting that business was worse, according to the latest Randall-Reilly MarketPulse survey of trucking conditions. The Carrier Sentiment Index improved slightly to 5.85 in January from 5.75

Intermodal has its third-best week ever

U.S. railroads’ intermodal volume for the week ended Sept. 29 was up 2.5% from the same week last year to 257,225 trailers and containers, according to the Association of American Railroads. The U.S. intermodal originations of 257,225 represent the highest weekly total of the year and the third-highest weekly intermodal

Bulk aggregates loadings up 1.1% in July

Weakness has persisted since the start of the year, but June was revised modestly higher. Loadings were up 1.1% from June to July but are still well below the recent high from December. Loadings were at 5.341 million in July, down 3.2% from the prior year. Over the last year

Bulk/dump loadings jump 1.3% in July

Despite the recent slide that started at the beginning of the year, volumes are still above year ago levels thanks to a surge in demand at the very end of 2011. Volumes rebounded slightly above expectation in July, rising 1.3% from the prior month. At 16.177 million loadings are just

Bulk aggregates loadings drop 2.6% in June

Bulk Aggregates loadings weakness persisted through June. February, March, and April were revised higher, but June came in well below expectations. Loadings were down 2.6% from May to June and haven’t shown any real growth since a strong surge at the end of 2011. Loadings were at 5.159 million in

Bulk/dump loadings down 0.6% in June

Aside from an April uptick, volumes have been falling since peaking in December. Volumes have fallen in five of the last six months. Revised data turned May’s small gain into a sizable decline and June continued the pattern. Bulk/Dump loadings in June fell 0.6% versus May to 15.882 million. The

Bulk/Dump rates still negative

The weak recovery in the construction markets continues to weigh on pricing for the Bulk/Dump segment. Rates have shown negative year-over-year growth throughout 2011, and they will remain negative until we get into 2012. With the overwhelming weakness in the construction markets expected to continue into 2012, the strong rate