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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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
BlogsSupply Chain ManagementLogisticsPermalink


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
BlogsGlobalGlobal TradeTradePermalink


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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Monday, November 25, 2013

A student team fielded by the University of North Texas (UNT) won the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) third annual Intermodal Challenge, earning national recognition for their university through IANA’s growing young professionals development program.
Posted on 11/25 at 04:36 PM
BlogsEducationIntermodalTransportationPermalink


Friday, November 22, 2013

It is hard not to write about the new motor carrier Hours-of-Service regulations that took effect on July 1 when there are so many parties that, quite simply, loathe them.
Posted on 11/22 at 09:14 AM
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Houston is the tenth-largest port in the world by volume, and is playing an increasingly important role in America’s rebirth as a producer of energy-related exports
Posted on 11/16 at 05:51 PM
BlogsOcean CargoLogisticsExportsPermalink


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Direct physical losses from disasters are not only following a steady upward path, but are also rising more rapidly than regional GDP
Posted on 11/12 at 09:20 AM
BlogsSupply Chain RiskRisk ManagementLogistics ManagementPermalink


Monday, November 11, 2013

The U.S. military lost little time in responding to Typhoon Haiyan with humanitarian relief. But not all the associated challenges are related to logistics.
Posted on 11/11 at 12:32 PM
BlogsGlobal LogisticsOcean FreightLogisticsPermalink


Thursday, November 07, 2013

The United States Department of Commerce said this week that the advance estimate for third quarter GDP is 2.8 percent, up from 2.5 percent in the second quarter. Some estimates pegged the GDP number to come in roughly 0.5 percent less than it would have, had there not been a shutdown. On the surface, it is fair to assume that number is not terrible, given the many head fakes thrown at consumers in this new and apparently permanent era of government dysfunction.
Posted on 11/07 at 11:37 AM
BlogsLogisticsRetailRetail SalesGDPPermalink


Monday, November 04, 2013

There has been no shortage of feedback from shippers and carriers regarding the new changes to the motor carrier hours-of-service regulations that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issued in July.
Posted on 11/04 at 11:00 AM
BlogsTruckingFMCSAHOSPermalink


Friday, November 01, 2013

The recent progress made in transport infrastructure legislation speaks volumes about the cooperation of logistics and supply chain community stakeholders. They, too, seem to reading from the same sheet of music on this issue.
Posted on 11/01 at 03:19 PM
BlogsGlobal LogisticsLogisticsTransportationPermalink


Monday, October 28, 2013

Things are nowhere near perfect when it comes to solutions for transportation funding and how to make things better. But even with the angst and the related risks in today’s political sphere, it is clear that some baby steps toward some type of progress are actually happening, albeit at a very slow pace.
Posted on 10/28 at 10:31 AM
BlogsTransportation InfrastructureHighway Trust FundMAP-21Permalink



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