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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A report released by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy stated that "State lawmakers reluctant to update gas taxes have cost their states, on average, $201 million in annual revenues. These losses are exacerbated by the fact that the federal gas tax, which also supports state transportation projects, has lost 41 percent of its value since it was last raised in 1993."
Posted on 12/14 at 03:17 PM
BlogsGasoline TaxPermalink


Monday, December 12, 2011

California's export trade fell prey to sluggish overseas demand in October but still managed to record a 24th straight month of overall growth
Posted on 12/12 at 09:18 PM
BlogsGlobalGlobal TradeTradePermalink


Here’s the latest news on the “Occupy” movement’s plan to blockade West Coast ports today
Posted on 12/12 at 04:48 AM
BlogsOcean FreightOcean CargoTradePermalink


Friday, December 09, 2011

While carriers and shippers always have things like capacity, rates, and transit times top of mind, another item on that list is safety. It always has been and always will be important—there is no way around it. That is a good thing. ‘
Posted on 12/09 at 01:59 PM
BlogsTruckingSafetyPermalink


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Even if government intervention averts a banking crisis it is unlikely that Europe will avoid a brief recession, maintain air cargo analysts
Posted on 12/07 at 09:11 PM
BlogsAir CargoGlobal TradeTradePermalink


Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Thanks to a vibrant supply chain and solid strategic planning the nation’s semiconductor industry is going strong.
Posted on 12/06 at 05:11 PM
BlogsGlobal TradeTechnologyTradePermalink


Monday, December 05, 2011

The Port of Oakland is making a public appeal to prevent a loose coalition of anarchists from shutting it down next week
Posted on 12/05 at 06:00 PM
BlogsOcean FreightGlobal TradeOcean CargoPermalink


The USPS is proposing to move First Class Mail to a 2-3 day standard for contiguous U.S. destinations as part of its plan to counter significant financial losses in recent years.
Posted on 12/05 at 03:35 PM
BlogsUSPSMailPermalink


Sunday, December 04, 2011

The latest disruption of services comes as shippers are anticipating the impact of a widespread “Occupy Movement” shutdown of all port operations on the U.S. West Coast on December 12
Posted on 12/04 at 08:56 PM
BlogsOcean FreightGlobal TradeOcean CargoPermalink


Friday, December 02, 2011

There is different type of football being played in the nation’s capital when it comes to long-term transportation funding. And that is called political football. It is likely you have heard of it, especially since SAFETEA-LU expired in September 2009.
Posted on 12/02 at 03:25 PM
BlogsTransportationInfrastructureSAFETEA-LUHighway Trust FundPermalink


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Even though the calendar says it is November 30, this atypical balmy weather in the Northeast is making me feel it is more like May 30. And given this unusual, but welcome, climate, it seems appropriate that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) is convening this week in Durban, South Africa to discuss a global response to climate change.
Posted on 11/30 at 09:55 AM
BlogsSustainabilityGreenPermalink


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A few economic indicators released this week were not new or jarring in terms of a “wow factor,” but they are telling at the same time.
Posted on 11/23 at 12:08 PM
BlogsTruckingEconomyPermalink


Monday, November 21, 2011

As most diplomatic and trade activity grinds to a halt this holiday season, shippers should still keep their eyes on what is happening with NAFTA
Posted on 11/21 at 08:36 PM
BlogsGlobal LogisticsGlobalTradePermalink


Thursday, November 17, 2011

To say that there is a lack of “love” for the proposed trucking Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules changes put forth by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is an understatement.
Posted on 11/17 at 01:42 PM
BlogsTruckingTrucking HOSRegulationsPermalink


The National Retail Federation is reminding consumers that Free shipping isn’t free…but it works
Posted on 11/17 at 10:11 AM
BlogsGlobal LogisticsGlobalLogisticsPermalink



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