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Vitran sells off truckload unit to Online Transport

Posted 12/01 · 11:00 AM · LM Editorial
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Vitran Corporation Inc. said it has sold selected assets of Frontier Transport Corporation, its owner-operator truckload operation, to Indianapolis-based Online Transport.

Port of Seattle remains in the black while building for the future

Posted 12/01 · 09:35 AM · LM Editorial
The Port of Seattle Commission authorized the port’s annual budget and plan of finance yesterday, approving nearly $500 million in capital projects and maintaining the agency’s tax levy at $73.5 million.

ACT research says prices for used Class 8 trucks are up 4 percent in October

Posted 11/29 · 01:33 PM · LM Editorial
Data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, indicates that the average retail sales price of Class 8 used vehicles sold in October was up 4 percent from September.

U.S. Xpress Enterprises’ Quinn shares insights on myriad industry issues

Posted 11/29 · 11:08 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to catch up with Patrick Quinn, Co-chairman and President of truckload and full-service freight transportation provider U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc., at the recent TransComp expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Air cargo may be finally staging a comeback

Posted 11/29 · 08:16 AM · LM Editorial
A slight surge in air cargo demand has some industry analysts predicting a prolonged rebound.
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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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