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
Gasoline Tax •
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
Global Trade •
Here’s the latest news on the “Occupy” movement’s plan to blockade West Coast ports today
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
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
Air Cargo •
Global Trade •
Tuesday, December 06, 2011
Thanks to a vibrant supply chain and solid strategic planning the nation’s semiconductor industry is going strong.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
The National Retail Federation is reminding consumers that Free shipping isn’t free…but it works