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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The impact of this once in a lifetime winter simply cannot be understated when viewing how it has impacted myriad facets of daily life and freight transportation operations, too, of course. What Old Man Winter has wrought early in the year looking at metrics like sluggish retail sales and declining truck tonnage is obvious to say the least. And while it will not last forever, its impact remains intact for now anyway.
Posted on 02/20 at 03:13 AM
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Monday, February 17, 2014

While we honor past presidents today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is calling upon the nation’s current chief executive to move on his promise to promote U.S. exports.
Posted on 02/17 at 07:14 AM
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Friday, February 14, 2014

The FMCSA is committed to getting unsafe truckers off the road, and Administrator Ferro has, in essence, put shippers on notice. Stop playing Russian Roulette with trucks! If your company uses even one unsafe carrier, and something bad happens, your company will pay a price and (in the words of Administrator Ferro) be “held accountable.”
Posted on 02/14 at 02:34 AM
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Monday, February 10, 2014

The freight market is starting to heat up, and smart shippers need to evaluate their supply chain strategies if they are going to control their costs before it’s too late.
Posted on 02/10 at 01:56 AM
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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

A staggering 40 percent of big-box industrial requirements are correlated to e-commerce; a sector growing globally by 20 percent each year.
Posted on 02/05 at 01:02 PM
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) formally rolled out its new trucking Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations, and in advance of their debut really, there has been and remains a large amount of differing opinions about why these rules were needed, if they really took into account the day-to-day travails of trucking, and, of course, the safety reasons that came with these new rules.
Posted on 01/31 at 06:09 AM
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

According to research published recently by CDP and Accenture, companies are increasingly recognizing climate risk in their supply chains. But investment in emissions reductions programs is going down.
Posted on 01/30 at 05:15 AM
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

When the commercial real estate service Cushman & Wakefield released its year-end national market research data this week, some important regional advantages were outlined in detail.
Posted on 01/21 at 01:03 PM
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle just announced maritime industry leader John C. Driscoll as the Port’s new Director of Maritime.
Posted on 01/15 at 12:37 PM
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After YRC's Teamsters shoot down management's proposal for further wage and benefits cuts, stakeholders wonder if and when customer defections could begin.
Posted on 01/15 at 05:00 AM
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Tuesday, January 07, 2014

With a new year here, it is always good to look at the big picture when it comes to figuring out the economy, which has become an annual event, not to mention an ostensible exercise in futility, too, at times.
Posted on 01/07 at 08:09 AM
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Thursday, December 19, 2013

As the year draws down to a close, my inbox sees some e-mails with common refrains regarding what is happening “next” as in next year or “things to keep an eye on, or something along those lines.
Posted on 12/19 at 05:20 AM
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Friday, December 13, 2013

No matter how many ways it is sliced and diced, one thing is certain when it comes to truck driver turnover: it is a difficult situation that has been going on for years and does not truly show any meaningful signs of abating, at least for now.
Posted on 12/13 at 07:23 AM
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Monday, December 09, 2013

Recent developments demonstrate that the World Trade Organization is not such a dysfunctional entity after all.
Posted on 12/09 at 09:46 AM
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Wednesday, December 04, 2013

It comes as no surprise that shale gas has the potential to play a key role in the domestic freight transportation landscape.
Posted on 12/04 at 09:26 AM
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