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Nov 07 2013 Industrial, Transportation

HOS Rules One of Many Parts Behind Move Toward Rail Shipping

Research Question: Will new federal trucking rules cause a shift in freight traffic toward rail at the expense of truckers? Companies: CSX, HUBG, FDX, JBHT, KSU, NSC, PACR, RRTS, SWFT, UNP, UPS By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Freight traffic is shifting from truck to rail because of new regulations […]

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Summer Rental Car Demand Leads to Higher Rates

Research Question: Did summer rental car bookings and demand support higher rental rates, or did competition keep prices in check? Companies: CAR, DTGF, ETR:SIX2, HTZ By: David Franklin Click here to download the report (.pdf)   Summary of Findings Summer rental car bookings increased year to year, allowing rental car companies to support firmer and upward-trending prices and […]

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Transportation Whisper

Transportation Whisper

Research Question: Will new federal trucking rules cause a shift in freight traffic toward rail at the expense of truckers? Companies Covered: Trucking: JBHT, ODFL, SWFT, LSTR, CNW, WERN, KNX; Railroads: BRK.A, UNP, NSC, GWR; Logistics: CHRW, EXPD, UTIW Report Available: November 6, 2013   Blueshift’s initial research shows new federal trucking rules designed to cutback driver hours […]

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