Daily Transportation and Logistics News – Mar. 2, 2011

AASHTO: Government Shutdown Could Cost Transportation Sector $100M/Day

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials recently estimated that a full government shutdown would put a stop to $100 million in transportation funding each day that is flowing into the economy.

Cost of CSA Will Rise as Program Ramps Up

The FMCSA has realized that the CSA program will require a much larger amount of resources in order to properly enforce the program. This is because the program will be ramping up to full enforcement and will need more staff to fully implement CSA and integrate it into its operations.

Truckload Index Shows Tightening Capacity

The capacity for truckloads was much tighter in February than in some of the previous months. This was due to weather constraints in both January and February, as well as the stronger demand after the weather had cleared up.

IATA issues positive statement on air cargo growth

The International Air Transport Association has announced a growth in January of 9.1 percent in air freight as compared to January 2010.

Texting Ban Announced for Hazmat Drivers

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued their final rule prohibiting texting on electronic devices by Hazmat drivers.

NAFTA Trade Rose 13.8 Percent in December

For the 13th consecutive month, trade using surface transportation between the US, Canada and Mexico posted a year-over-year increase. The month of December showed a 13.8 percent increase.

– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst