Thursday, November 11, 2010
The U.S. and China could agree on specific, mutually reinforcing steps to boost growth
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
On the eve of the G-20 Summit in Seoul this week, the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank have noted that small- to medium-sized U.S. shippers may have an easier time of “going global” in the future.
Friday, November 05, 2010
With more than three-quarters of 2010 in the books, many of the industry events that comprise what could be called the “fall travel season” have come and gone. But one big event is now less than two big weeks away.
The name of that event? Well, it depends on whom you ask. It is sponsored by three well known organizations: the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL), the Intermodal Association of North American (IANA), and the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA). At the end of the day, many people call it TransComp.
Posted on 11/05 at 05:06 AM
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
While surfing through the cable news channels on Election Night, it became pretty clear that Congress would be turning from a Democratic-led entity to a divided one, with Democrats retaining a slim margin in the Senate and Republicans making a strong showing in the House to take control. Given the possibly unprecedented level of political acrimony in recent years, it is no surprise that things went the way they did last night. So, the big question now becomes, what happens now?
Posted on 11/03 at 08:24 AM
Friday, October 29, 2010
Waiting for me in my ridiculously crowded inbox this morning was an e-mail from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, which informed me that economic activity—i.e. the Gross Domestic Product—in the third quarter grew at a rate of 2 percent.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Does an emerging business model of “blended value” offer sufficient and sustainable profits?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
While trade warriors in the U.S. are having a hard time selling their mission to policy-makers, China is steadily conquering new markets
Posted on 10/20 at 12:21 PM
Monday, October 18, 2010
Last week, AASHTO unveiled a proposal for Congress that it said would “convert the federal tax on gasoline and diesel fuel from a cents-per-gallon basis to a percentage basis, a mechanism that could raise revenues to pay for greater highway and transit investment if the price of fuel rises in future years.”
Posted on 10/18 at 07:45 AM
Gasoline Tax •
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
According to the Wall Street Journal, U.S. shippers are going to have a hard sell when in comes to going global
Posted on 10/05 at 12:27 PM
Monday, October 04, 2010
OK—I guess it is not a surprise at this point, but it looks like any type of economic recovery occurring (it is, right?) is being driven by manufacturing rather than the more typical leader, consumer spending.
Posted on 10/04 at 09:14 AM
FTR Associates •
Friday, October 01, 2010
As noted in today’s news, the U.S. Department of Justice may not be through with naming forwarders guilty of price-fixing.
Posted on 10/01 at 08:20 AM
Monday, September 27, 2010
A weaker-than-expected Peak Season may be in the making, according to a recent report. But we won’t likely know if that is 100 percent true until freight data through October is complete. If it is true, it is sure to be disappointing as many said and reported (yes, me) that there really would be a Peak Season in 2010.
Posted on 09/27 at 12:18 AM
Peak Season •
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
In less than a week from now, many of us will be at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference. This year’s locale is sunny San Diego. Personally speaking, I cannot wait for this event. If it is like past years, there will be lots of value from an editorial perspective, what with 20 session tracks there is clearly something for everybody.
Posted on 09/21 at 05:45 AM
Monday, September 20, 2010
When a container vessel arrived at the Port of Oakland late last week, the local mainstream media feasted on news that the body of a dead whale was draped across the ship’s bow.
Posted on 09/20 at 06:40 AM
Friday, September 17, 2010
Multiple media outlets are reporting today on a push to halt enacting a law designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in California, entitled A.B. 32. Emissions reduction, no matter how you slice it, seems to be about as polarizing a topic as there is in the political landscape—and subsequently the freight transportation sector.
Posted on 09/17 at 09:28 AM