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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A one-year suspension of certain components of the federal motor carriers hours-of-service (HOS) rule was included as part of a $1.1 trillion fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill introduced yesterday by the House of Representatives.
Posted on 12/10 at 02:20 PM
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Slight sequential decreases and decent annual increases were evident in the November edition of the Cass Freight Index report from Cass Information Systems r
Posted on 12/10 at 12:44 PM
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Growth firmly remains in the cards for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2015. That was the main takeaway from the December 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which, in many ways, picked up where its companion Spring 2014 report published last April left off.
Posted on 12/09 at 03:14 PM
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Company officials said that Panjiva is accessing this data through a strategic partnership with JML International, a provider of Mexican Custom Statistics, which will enable Panjiva to offer its customers details on all shipments to and from Mexico via all types of transport, and also provide insight on more than 500,000 new suppliers and 200,000 new buyers.
Posted on 12/09 at 10:44 AM
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The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting that the average price per gallon of diesel fell 7 cents to $3.535 for its steepest decline since the week of October 29, 2012, when it saw an 8.6 cent drop. What’s more, the average price per gallon is at its lowest level since the week of February 14, 2011, when it was at $3.534 per gallon.
Posted on 12/09 at 09:37 AM
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Deal designed to provide supply chain control tower to drive transformation in the manufacturing, life sciences, CPG and retail industries.
Posted on 12/09 at 08:35 AM
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Monday, December 08, 2014

Late last week, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said it has called on members of Congress in an effort to cast off what it described as “misinformation” over truck safety while asking Congress to sign off on an appropriations bill that would provide regulatory relief for the trucking sector, specifically focusing on truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) regulations.
Posted on 12/08 at 11:36 AM
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Friday, December 05, 2014

Even with the myriad congestion-related challenges at United States West Coast ports, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates observed that most holiday-related retail import cargo made it to the country in time for the holiday shopping season, with volumes expected to slow down in December as 2014 winds down.
Posted on 12/05 at 04:26 PM
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Carloads—at 1,161,820—were up 1.4 percent, or 16,396 carloads, compared to November 2013, and intermodal volumes were up 2.7 percent––or 27,463 units––at 1,035,054 containers and trailers.
Posted on 12/05 at 01:22 PM
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Within the next three years, most global companies are expected to take up the massive project of centralizing their shared services and outsourcing operations within a single global business services (GBS) organization.
Posted on 12/05 at 10:25 AM
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