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Ports of LA/Long Beach update Clean Air Action plan

Posted 11/22 · 10:34 PM · LM Editorial
In a unique regional act of cooperation, harbor commissioners from Los Angeles and Long Beach came together for a special joint session yesterday, approving a new version of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan
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Retail execs point to slowly-recovering economy, service, intermodal benefits at TransComp

Posted 11/22 · 08:39 AM · LM Editorial
A panel of shipper executives at the recently concluded TransComp expo, hosted by the National Industrial Transportation League, the Intermodal Association of North America, and the Transportation Intermediaries Association, shared their opinions on the economy, supply chain operations and future prospects in a wide-ranging discussion.
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American Trucking Association tries to hasten port drayage case appeal

Posted 11/19 · 10:16 AM · LM Editorial
In the wake of a recent ruling by U.S. District Court upholding the legality of the Port of Los Angeles concession requirements for motor carriers, The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is trying to expedite its appeal.

First 2011 truck forecast: tighter capacity coming as equipment shortages, driver restraints worsen

Posted 11/16 · 05:00 AM · LM Editorial
A confluence of positive economic events is causing trucking industry officials and economists to predict tighter trucking capacity perhaps as soon as the second quarter of 2011, experts are saying. The effects will be most noticeable in the $290 billion truckload sector, which has more severe capacity restraints on drivers and equipment than the $26.5 billion LTL sector, which still has overcapacity stemming from the last recession.
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Air Cargo shippers aim to speak with one voice

Posted 11/15 · 10:37 AM · LM Editorial
Four organizations have signed a letter of intent committing to work towards the formation of an industry advisory group to ensure the air cargo industry has a strong, unified voice in its dealings with worldwide regulatory authorities and other bodies.
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Truckers, shippers brace for tougher safety standards, less capacity as CSA kicks in gear for 2011

Posted 11/15 · 05:00 AM · LM Editorial
The trucking industry could lose significant capacity as more drivers are facing disqualification as the federal government initiates tough safety standards in December and truly rolls them out during 2011. That’s because the federal government is poised to launch the toughest safety crackdown on the estimated 3 million long-haul truck drivers and 800,000 carriers in the history of the industry.
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World’s largest container line stages a major rebound

Posted 11/11 · 07:13 PM · LM Editorial
A.P. Moller-Maersk has indicated that ocean cargo rates are not only firming up, but will remain robust in the coming year

California outpaces nation in exports

Posted 11/11 · 05:22 AM · LM Editorial
While unemployment remained high and foreclosures were on the rise, California’s exporters turned in another strong performance in September.
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Global cargo airlines hit hard for price fixing

Posted 11/10 · 04:26 PM · LM Editorial
In a move that was widely anticipated, the European Commission imposed heavy fines on eleven air cargo carriers today for price fixing

Justify your private fleet

Posted 11/10 · 11:53 AM · LM Editorial
Tech-savvy private fleet operators are able to justify the cost of their complex operations through high service levels, smart maintenance programs, and revenue generating backhaul opportunities that can make even the toughest CFO smile.

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