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LaHood set to step down as Department of Transportation Secretary

Posted 01/29 · 10:55 AM · LM Editorial
During his term as DOT Secretary, LaHood was very active on the transportation infrastructure and freight fronts.
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34-hour HOS restart rule front and center for ATRI survey

Posted 01/11 · 11:35 AM · LM Editorial
The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is fully aware of the challenges this is likely to present for the industry and recently released a second survey to collect data on the impacts that may accrue from changes to the 34-hour restart rule.
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Q&A: U.S. Xpress Enterprises John White

Posted 01/11 · 11:31 AM · LM Editorial
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with John White, executive vice president, sales and marketing, for Chattanooga, Tennessee-based truckload and full-service freight transportation provider U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc.

BTS reports Freight TSI is up 1.7 percent

Posted 01/10 · 11:25 AM · LM Editorial
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.7 percent from October to November, following a 1.9 percent dip from September to October.

PierPass to further help Port of LA/Long Beach with trucking delays

Posted 01/09 · 11:23 AM · LM Editorial
A new initiative to reduce the number of transaction problems experienced when trucks pick up or deliver containers at the marine terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach was introduced today
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ATA reports improved tonnage results for November

Posted 12/18 · 02:12 PM · LM Editorial
November trucking volumes largely recovered from the Hurricane Sandy-induced declines in October, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations.

Lean, new Trucking Alliance hoping to influence Washington trucking safety initiatives

Posted 12/10 · 07:30 AM · LM Editorial
The newest truck safety group in Washington is formally called The Alliance for Driver Safety & Security.
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Big changes coming to multi-employer pension plans: Teamsters OK greater use of “hybrid” plans

Posted 12/07 · 10:54 AM · LM Editorial
Major changes are coming to multi-employer pension plans as two of the largest Teamsters-covered plans have adopted a new “hybrid” pension model to repair the broken system of the past.
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Not much to be merry about when it comes to the economy

Posted 12/07 · 09:29 AM · LM Editorial
At this time of year, everyone likes to bask in the holiday season and take stock of all the things in life we are grateful for and fortunate to have. Unfortunately, a resilient and thriving economy is still not on that list.
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November Cass Freight Index data sees declines in shipments and pricing from October

Posted 12/06 · 02:11 PM · LM Editorial
The impact of Hurricane Sandy was apparent in freight shipment and expenditure data in the November edition of the Cass Freight Index report released by Cass Information Systems earlier today.

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