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Thursday, May 15, 2014

When it comes to the financial dire straits of the United States Postal Service, the common refrain goes something like this: another quarter, another loss.
Posted on 05/15 at 10:25 AM
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Analysts say that the Caribbean Basin Partnership Act – which was broadened more than a decade ago – may eventually be replaced by a “Free Trade Area of the Americas” act.
Posted on 05/13 at 08:54 AM
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Friday, May 09, 2014

Through my engagement in industry associations such as TIA, NASSTRAC and the NIT League, I have the opportunity to periodically talk with our political leaders and government officials in order to learn about and understand the issues affecting shippers, brokers, and third parties. I recently conducted an interview with Administrator Anne Ferro, who has responsibility for leading the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (or FMCSA), and she shared some valuable insights about the issues FMCSA is addressing.
Posted on 05/09 at 02:12 AM
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Thursday, May 08, 2014

Are things what they seem when we look at how the economy currently stands? Given what we have seen and experienced in recent years, it remains as valid a question as ever, it seems.
Posted on 05/08 at 10:23 AM
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Wednesday, May 07, 2014

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its 2014 Salary Survey that revealed a decrease in salary for the average professional, and the fact that compensation was the most important factor for job candidates evaluating job opportunities in the supply chain industry.
Posted on 05/07 at 03:08 PM
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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Warehousing Education and Research Council provided a fresh forum for ocean cargo concerns
Posted on 05/06 at 09:41 AM
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Monday, April 28, 2014

Logistics managers have another reason to be concerned about upcoming U.S. West Coast dockside labor negotiations, say industry analysts.
Posted on 04/28 at 09:50 AM
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Last year at this time, retailers were relieved to learn that a tentative agreement on a new labor contract had been reached by dockside labor and management on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts. But not without considerable blood on the floor.
Posted on 04/22 at 09:24 AM
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Monday, April 21, 2014

When the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC) convenes for its annual conference in Chicago next week, they’ll be visiting the nation’s largest inland port.
Posted on 04/21 at 08:50 AM
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

AgTC will provide unique market intelligence at next annual meeting in San Francisco this June
Posted on 04/16 at 12:44 PM
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Monday, April 14, 2014

To catch a rising economic tide this year, the Port of Long Beach will need to modernize and find new efficiencies to move increasing amounts of cargo at a faster pace, said experts gathered earlier this month for the Port’s 10th annual “Peak Season Forecast” at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Posted on 04/14 at 08:15 AM
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Maybe we are finally going to see some changes and improvements at least when it comes to the “vision” for future transportation authorizations. Why and how? A short answer comes from a presser held by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held this week.
Posted on 04/11 at 09:17 AM
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Thursday, April 03, 2014

As we have written about extensively, having sufficient capital in the HTF is critical as its revenues are allocated for federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs. But as we also know the main funding source for the HTF, the federal gasoline tax, has not increased from its current levels of 23.4 cents for diesel and 18.4 cents per gallon of gasoline since 1994. What’s more, diesel taxes represent about 90 percent of Highway Trust Fund (HTF) net revenues.
Posted on 04/03 at 09:07 AM
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Monday, March 31, 2014

A recent study by the United Postal Service identified Kansas City as the optimal location for an e-commerce fulfillment facility due to its low costs and central location.
Posted on 03/31 at 04:49 PM
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Thursday, March 27, 2014

It goes without saying that this winter had major impacts, none of which were really good, in terms of supply chain efficiency for the most part. But with the calendar indicating spring has sprung, it seems like a good time to look back at what everyone dealt with and how, hopefully, things get better from a volume and timing perspective for all supply chain stakeholders.
Posted on 03/27 at 08:15 AM
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