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Monday, August 22, 2011

Amid the swell of turbulence the economy is riding on, due to an incredibly shaky and unpredictable economic recovery, the downgrading of the United States credit rating and subsequent giant swings in the stock market, it is fair to say shippers are concerned about the possibility of a double-dip recession rearing its ugly head.
Posted on 08/22 at 07:01 AM
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Friday, August 19, 2011

A new study backed by an impressive array of former and current government officials is urging greater spending on infrastructure at a time when Washington seems gridlocked over highway spending.
Posted on 08/19 at 02:14 PM
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Carload volume—at 292,266—was down 1.42 percent annually and ahead of the week ending August 6 at 287,329.
Posted on 08/19 at 12:52 PM
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Earlier this week, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) broke ground on a service center expansion at its Indianapolis-based regional hub.
Posted on 08/19 at 10:23 AM
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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Truck fuel mileage standards are rising and, almost certainly, so are rates that shippers pay for trucking freight services.
Posted on 08/18 at 01:05 PM
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FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm said this week it has added three new freight forwarding offices.
Posted on 08/18 at 10:31 AM
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June brought an end to nine straight months of Class 8 commercial vehicle backlog improvements, according to data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Posted on 08/18 at 09:44 AM
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Spot market truckload volumes in July were strong, representing the seventh straight month of record same month spot market freight availability and were up 22 percent on an annual basis, according to new data from TransCore.
Posted on 08/16 at 01:46 PM
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Compared to a booming July 2010, monthly volumes are decent.
Posted on 08/16 at 09:11 AM
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Diesel prices fell for the third straight week, decreasing 6.2 cents to $3.835 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 08/16 at 07:45 AM
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