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Thursday, April 14, 2016

More than 410,000 Teamsters and retirees in 25 states are threatened with pension cuts under a little-known law passed largely in secret in the final days of the last congressional session.
Posted on 04/14 at 10:57 AM
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Materials handling solutions are only as good as the maintenance plans that keep them running. CMMS can play an important role.
Posted on 04/14 at 08:52 AM
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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Commerce reported that March retail sales at $446.9 billion were off 0.3 percent from February and up 1.7 percent, and the NRF said retail sales saw a 5.8 percent annual increase in March.
Posted on 04/13 at 10:46 AM
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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Infrastructure investments in America’s seaports and their intermodal connections – both on the land and in the water – are in our nation’s best interest because they provide opportunities to bolster our economy, create and sustain jobs, enhance our international competitiveness, and pay annual dividends through the generation of more than $321 billion in federal, state and local tax revenue
Posted on 04/12 at 04:17 PM
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Logistics Management recently caught up with Cindy Miller to discuss her new role at UPS as president of the company's global freight forwarding group and the global freight forwarding sector.
Posted on 04/12 at 12:11 PM
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Taking the lead from its previous edition, trucking conditions continued to be soft over all in the early stages of 2016, according to the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) report from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.
Posted on 04/12 at 09:38 AM
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This marks the sixth consecutive week the average price has topped the $2 per gallon mark, going back to the week of March 7 when it was at $2.021. During that period, it has risen a cumulative 10.2 cents.
Posted on 04/12 at 08:48 AM
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Monday, April 11, 2016

The 2M Alliance - composed of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. - recently announced the launch of a new service, the "Lone Star Express,” between Asia and the United States Gulf and East Coasts which includes a weekly rotation at Port or Miami.
Posted on 04/11 at 04:28 PM
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The proposed nearly $30 billion merger of Class I railroad heavyweights Canadian Pacific (CP) and Norfolk Southern (NS) has come to an end despite myriad repeated overtures by the former. That was the word from Calgary-based CP, with the company saying today it has officially terminated its efforts to merge with CP, coupled with withdrawing a resolution in which it had asked NS shareholders to vote in favor of good-faith negotiations between the railroads and stating that it will not make any further financial offers or overtures to meet with the NS board of directors.
Posted on 04/11 at 10:35 AM
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WMS makes its case in a waveless world
Posted on 04/11 at 09:24 AM
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