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AgTC announces results of 8th annual ocean carrier performance survey

Posted 06/17 · 03:57 PM · LM Editorial
The results of the AgTC's 2013 Ocean Carrier Performance Survey were announced late last week at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition in San Francisco, with APL winning top ranking

Port of Los Angeles weighing its next move after Supreme Court ruling on “clean trucks”

Posted 06/13 · 06:54 PM · LM Editorial
Thursday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling rejecting two more concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles clean-trucks program was praised by the American Trucking Associations

Quarterly Freight Transportation Market Update: Truckload’s volatile nature

Posted 06/01 · 04:00 PM · LM Editorial
While top truckload carrier executives are doing their best to manage the elements currently battering their returns, we set our sites on three areas that carriers say will make the biggest impact on their ongoing relations with shippers-capacity, regulations, and fuel.

Stifel Nicolaus analyst Larkin provides perspective on what is happening in logistics

Posted 05/24 · 09:16 AM · LM Editorial
LM recently spoke with recently spoke with Wall Street analyst John Larkin to get some of his insights as we approach the halfway point of 2013, or at least get a little closer to it.
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HOS driving trucking rate increases, carriers say

Posted 05/17 · 08:30 AM · LM Editorial
The pending changes in truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) regulations will help drive trucking rates up between 4 and 10 percent in the coming year, analysts and trucking executives predict.
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FTR’s Trucking Conditions Index shows continued signs of improvement in trucking sector

Posted 05/10 · 09:29 AM · LM Editorial
Freight transportation consultancy says that continued moderate growth in conjunction with HOS and other regulations, will cause trucking rates to firm up in the coming months and improve carrier profitability.
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NASSTRAC CEO panel takes close look at industry pricing dynamics

Posted 05/07 · 11:31 AM · LM Editorial
Even though the economy is clearly not running on all cylinders, things are better than they were just a few years ago, especially in related supply chain, freight transportation and logistics sectors. And as things slowly get better, pricing has returned to the forefront as a balancing act between shipper and carrier relations. That was a main takeaway at the CEO Panel of the recently-concluded NASSTRAC Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.
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SoCal ocean cargo gateways take the Green initiative

Posted 04/23 · 03:55 PM · LM Editorial
Los Angeles and Long Beach comprise the largest marine port complex in North America as well as the No. 1-emitting facility in the Southland.

58 Million Reasons To Do Your Due Diligence!

Posted 04/23 · 08:04 AM · LM Editorial
From the April 8th Edition of Transport Topics: “Jury Awards $58.5 Million for Freight Truck Crash - Highest Recorded Verdict Amount Recorded

Armstrong & Associates enters the executive recruitment sector

Posted 04/17 · 02:29 PM · LM Editorial
Another indication of resurgence in the third-party logistics (3PL) marketplace surfaced yesterday, as a leading industry consultancy entered the executive recruiting sector.
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