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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Even with the Pacific Maritime Association and International Longshore & Warehouse Union meeting with the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in hopes of helping the sides find a way to come to an agreement over stalled labor negotiations, the relationship between the parties, whom have been at odds for eight months, remains contentious.
Posted on 01/13 at 11:34 AM
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The development of a piece picking robot began with a trip through the desert.
Posted on 01/13 at 10:22 AM
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Following a 7.6 percent decline last week, the national diesel average slipped another 8.4 cents to $3.053 per gallon, which is the lowest price per gallon since the week of October 4, when it was at $3.
Posted on 01/13 at 09:53 AM
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Monday, January 12, 2015

A pilot project in Rochester, New York, may be a precursor of what robots will look like in the warehouse of the future.
Posted on 01/12 at 10:11 AM
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Aided by the rapid decline in fuel prices, the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continued to point to favorable market conditions for motor carriers.
Posted on 01/12 at 09:25 AM
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Friday, January 09, 2015

While congestion still reigns at United States-based West Coast ports due to a variety of factors, import volumes are still showing decent growth, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Posted on 01/09 at 01:04 PM
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In a year in which United States-based railroads saw more than its fair share of issues, due largely to poor weather, congestion and service problems, annual growth was solid, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 01/09 at 11:26 AM
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LM Group News Editor recently spoke with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services about how 2014 ended up in the freight transportation and logistics sectors and various related topics.
Posted on 01/09 at 10:03 AM
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Thursday, January 08, 2015

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was up 4.7 percent at $108.2 billion. This tally marks the highest month on record for total value of U.S-NAFTA trade flows not adjusted for inflation.
Posted on 01/08 at 11:46 AM
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This service, which functions as an express freight service geared towards urgent, time-sensitive, and high-value international shipments, was initially launched by Big Brown in January 2013.
Posted on 01/08 at 09:44 AM
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