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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Retail sales showed continued strength as November numbers showed annual gains, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of freight transportation and logistics services provider Con-way, said this week that it has begun construction on a new service center in San Antonio, Texas. The new location will be comprised of 105 doors, 41,500 square feet, and 30 acres
Posted on 12/14 at 10:18 AM
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Diesel prices rose another 3.4 cents this week to $3.231 per gallon for the week of December 13, following a 3.5 cent bump for the week of December 6, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 12/14 at 08:32 AM
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Monday, December 13, 2010

In an ongoing legal battle, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit granted a petition by the ATA to expedite the filing of briefs in its suit against the concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles so-called “clean-truck program.”
Posted on 12/13 at 02:21 PM
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Data published by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, suggests that various factors are contributing to what could be a strong outlook for commercial vehicle demand in over the next few years.
Posted on 12/13 at 02:01 PM
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The United States House of Representatives last week voted to extend federal highway and transit funding in the form of a continuing resolution for another nine months, running from January 1, 2011-September 30, 2011. This measure was part of a $1.2 trillion federal spending bill, which will now head to the Senate for approval.
Posted on 12/13 at 10:26 AM
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The CMA CGM Figaro made its second call late last week, signaling a sign of things to come
Posted on 12/13 at 07:43 AM
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Friday, December 10, 2010

In a sign that the White House’s push to increase United States export activity is gaining some traction, data released by the Department of Commerce stated that total October exports of $158.7 billion and imports of $197.4 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $38.7 billion.
Posted on 12/10 at 01:06 PM
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Following the recent news that TNT, the fourth largest global parcel operator, plans to sell off its Express unit, media reports out of Europe indicate that UPS will not be a potential buyer of the unit. UPS Chief Financial Officer Kurt Kuehn told a German newspaper, the Boersen-Zeitung, that the UPS does not intend to make any large acquisitions in the future.
Posted on 12/10 at 10:05 AM
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The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that railroad volumes for the week ending December 4 were up on an annual basis. Carload volume at 303,570 was up 6.8 percent compared to the same period in 2009 and were up significantly compared to the 254,121 recorded during Thanksgiving week.
Posted on 12/10 at 09:01 AM
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