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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

February retail sales exceeded expectations, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Posted on 03/13 at 11:06 AM
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The North American hydraulic fracturing energy boom is creating once-in-lifetime new business opportunities for the trucking and rail industries.
Posted on 03/13 at 09:59 AM
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Company officials said that the move to a new facility, which will serve shippers in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, will better help ODFL meet its growth in this region.
Posted on 03/13 at 09:32 AM
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

BNSF officials say the SCIG will be a state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly, near-dock intermodal facility that will have 90 percent less emissions than traditional intermodal yards and will be four miles from the Port of Los Angeles.
Posted on 03/12 at 04:05 PM
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The average price per gallon fell 4.2 cents to $4.088 per gallon, on the heels of a 2.9 cent dip last week. Prior to these two weeks of declines, prices rose a cumulative 26.5 cents over a six week span.
Posted on 03/12 at 04:04 PM
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Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide said today that its YRC Freight subsidiary has submitted a proposal for a new set of network improvements—or change of operations—to the company’s union leadership.
Posted on 03/12 at 03:23 PM
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Monday, March 11, 2013

The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates indicates the federal budget sequester has the potential to curtail United States-bound import cargo growth at a time when trade is still growing, albeit at a very average pace.
Posted on 03/11 at 04:03 PM
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Late last week, longshoremen at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reached a tentative six-year labor agreement with the New York Shippers Association, with the agreement coming one day before a Friday, March 8 deadline, according to a Reuters report.
Posted on 03/11 at 03:56 PM
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Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for midsized manufacturers, announced the findings of its eleventh semi-annual Group Outlook Survey, revealing financial projections and top concerns of its member companies for 2013.
Posted on 03/11 at 03:45 PM
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Friday, March 08, 2013

Nearly a month after the United States Postal Service announced its plans to introduce a new delivery schedule in August, which includes eliminating Saturday delivery, a piece of legislation may prevent that from becoming a reality.
Posted on 03/08 at 03:54 PM
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