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2014-08-08 08:20:48

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Truckload freight availability remained elevated compared to previous years despite a seasonal dip, according to the DAT North American Freight Index. Same-month volume was up 32 percent compared to 2013, when freight volume was unusually robust. Spot market volume typically peaks in June, and this year's seasonal contraction was only 11 percent in July, compared to the 10-year average decline of 19 percent....

2014-07-15 16:20:38

PORTLAND, Ore., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing a pattern for 2014, truckload freight availability remained elevated on the spot market in June, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, up 50 percent from the previous year. The year-over-year increases were reflected in the three major equipment types: van loads grew 39 percent, while refrigerated ("reefer") freight added 51 percent and flatbed volume rose 69 percent. Demand was driven by robust, seasonal fruit and...

2014-06-26 12:21:05

LONDON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Road Transport Refrigeration Equipment Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/appliances/global_road_transport_refrigeration_equipment_industry.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Road Transport Refrigeration Equipment in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Van Refrigeration System and Bodies, Truck Refrigeration System and Bodies, and...

2014-06-11 08:21:21

PORTLAND, Ore., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spot market freight availability as measured by the DAT North American Freight Index has run high since July 2013 due to various factors including extraordinary weather events, regulatory changes and driver shortages. May 2014 numbers extend the trend, becoming the eleventh consecutive month to post a year-over-year record high with a 40 percent increase over last May. Month over month, however, May freight volumes declined 2.1 percent...

2014-05-14 08:21:43

PORTLAND, Ore., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Truckload freight levels in the spot market began a gradual decline toward seasonal norms in April, following extraordinary volume in the first quarter, according to the DAT North American Freight Index. Extreme weather, as well as economic and regulatory factors, reduced fleet productivity and disrupted supply chain operations throughout the winter, driving a larger proportion of shippers and intermediaries to the spot market for elusive...

2014-05-12 12:21:16

Additional Food Industry Development Expected at RidgePort Logistics Center WILMINGTON, Ill., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ridge Development today announces the official launch of TransCold Express, a hub-to-hub refrigerated boxcar service operated by McKay TransCold that runs bi-directionally between Wilmington, Illinois, and Selma, California. As the first refrigerated boxcar unit train connecting the Midwest and West Coast in over half a century, TransCold Express presents produce...

2014-05-08 04:20:27

AMSTERDAM, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new study, shipping consultancy Seabury finds a pronounced shift is taking place from air cargo to ocean transport. New container technologies contribute to the trend. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/537201 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140507/685777 ) "A decade ago, tomatoes were just as likely to be transported by air as in a reefer container. Today, tomatoes are...

2014-04-14 08:40:47

PORTLAND, Ore., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a year of record freight on the spot market, March was no exception: freight availability rose 56 percent in March on the DAT North American Index, including Canada, compared to the same month in 2013. Within the U.S. the year-over-year change was even more dramatic. A 64 percent increase was divided among the three equipment categories: vans were up 63 percent, flatbeds 58 percent and 70 percent for refrigerated ("reefer") trailers....

2014-03-12 12:20:54

PORTLAND, Ore., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spot market freight availability climbed 7.5 percent in February, achieving unprecedented levels in the middle of the first quarter, typically the quietest time of the year for freight transportation. Extreme winter weather across the country disrupted normal supply chain networks, sending freight to the spot market to meet capacity needs. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/CL82024 Compared to January, load availability rose...

2014-03-03 12:21:21

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan based Federated Railways, Inc., an affiliate of Federated Capital Corporation, has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Rail Logistics, LC., including its "Cold Train" Express Intermodal Service. The new subsidiary will be called "Federated Cold Train, LLC." and will conduct business as Cold Train. The company will maintain its current management team and staff, including Steve Lawson as...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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