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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

The heading of the July Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems, “Slow growth in freight; slow growth in the economy,” aptly sums up the current freight environment, which continues to flatten out and lack true signs of growth.
Posted on 08/08 at 02:00 AM
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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Second quarter intermodal loadings—at 3,716,321—were up 5.2 percent annually and IANA officials said it marks the best quarterly result in a year, with the annual growth rate topping the first quarter’s 2.9 percent gain.
Posted on 08/07 at 01:09 PM
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Logistics Management spoke with XPO Logistics CEO and Chairman Bradley S. Jacobs about his company's second quarter earnings results.
Posted on 08/07 at 11:09 AM
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The price per gallon saw a 5.4 cent gain to $3.85 per gallon, and prices have risen a cumulative 20.2 cents over the last five weeks.
Posted on 08/07 at 09:17 AM
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Monday, August 06, 2012

Ocean cargo carriers are running out of options to hold down capacity, said analysts for Alphaliner.
Posted on 08/06 at 07:33 PM
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Non asset-based 3PL remains active on the acquisition front.
Posted on 08/06 at 09:55 AM
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Freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates recently reported that its preliminary data for July Class 8 truck net orders hit its lowest level since August 2010.
Posted on 08/06 at 09:02 AM
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On August 22, the ILA said its union’s negotiating sub-committee, known as the 20-member committee, meets with the employer's smaller negotiating committee in Delray Beach, Florida. And it added that the ILA and USMX have scheduled three days of meetings with this committee on August 22-24 and will likely call full Wage Scale meetings in early September.
Posted on 08/06 at 08:05 AM
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Friday, August 03, 2012

The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 52.6 in July, up 0.5 percent from June and down from May’s 53.7

Based on today’s second quarter earnings announcement from less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, business conditions are continuing to gradually improve for the Overland Park, Kan.-based carrier.
Posted on 08/03 at 10:03 AM
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