The mega-ships of the freight industry

The shipping industry has decided to make its ships larger, but are U.S. ports ready?

The transport border trade

Trade between the U.S. and Mexico is growing and that’s creating big business opportunities for companies that haul goods over the border.

Transports signaling trouble?

Why a part of the economy that we don’t talk about may be flashing warning signs.

Train rule could derail economy

The economic cost if the nation’s biggest rail operators have to suspend some services.

Transports tracking the economy

With the jobs report coming in weak, many are looking to the transport sector for clues about the health of the economy.

Logistics labor shortage

Morgan Brennan explains why the transportation sector is experiencing a shortage of much needed workers.

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Oil tankers are anchored near the Port of Long Beach, California.

With the world awash in oil and prices half their year-ago levels, there’s one market that’s benefited: crude tanker ships. In the first half of 2015, shipping rates for the some of the largest tankers transporting oil to Asia peaked at just above $90,000 a day, as countries like China stockpiled cheap crude. Tankers also …

Transportation transformation

Morgan Brennan explains why an the transportation sector, an industry known for being boring, is suddenly getting hot.

Opportunity in transports?

Does the selloff in transport stocks provide an opportunity for investors?

The trucking economy

This year’s Great American Trucking Show may not seem like the typical venue for investment advice, but America’s transports are an important economic gauge.


Two U.S. trains slipped off their routes on Thursday, two days after a deadly Amtrak accident near Philadelphia, according to reports. Parts of a freight train derailed in Pittsburgh on Thursday morning, leaving some cars overturned or detached from their wheels, according to local station WPXI. No injuries were immediately reported. A minor derailment also …

Amtrak train derailment

Eamon Javers has the latest details on the deadly Amtrak train crash outside out Philadelphia.


Following the fatal Amtrak derailment north of Philadelphia, travelers are facing a transportation headache getting between Philadelphia and New York along the Northeast Corridotr. No Amtrak trains are running between New York and Philadelphia after a train derailed north of Philadelphia, killing six people and injuring at least scores more. Amtrak is currently offering modified …

Midsize SUVs crash tests disappoint

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted new crash tests that are raising questions about the safety of some of the most popular midsize SUVs.

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Freightliner unveils its Inspiration self-driving truck during an event at the Hoover Dam Tuesday, May 5, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.

The world’s first autonomous 18-wheeler is getting down to business. At a ceremony at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Tuesday, Gov. Brian Sandoval handed over an official Nevada license plate for use by a new Freightliner Inspiration Truck on public roads. Though a human “driver” will need to sit behind the wheel in case …