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Friday, May 28, 2010

Following 12 straight weeks of traffic growth, the Association of American Railroads reported that volumes for the week ending May 20 have leveled off, although they remain up on an annual basis.
Posted on 05/28 at 07:13 AM
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

As trucking capacity continues to tighten and freight demand returns, many freight transportation stakeholders maintain that the specter of a future truck driver shortage is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when.’
Posted on 05/27 at 12:13 PM
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Even though coal carloads are down roughly 3 percent year-over-year, the commodity’s importance to the freight railroad industry is not to be overlooked. That was the message from Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger in recent testimony for the Congressional Caucus on Coal.
Posted on 05/27 at 09:34 AM
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Evergreen and China Shipping will commence a new service later this month linking Los Angeles and Oakland with central and northern China
Posted on 05/27 at 08:32 AM
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Freight needs a dedicated source of funding in the next federal-aid highway bill through a coordinated, well-financed and environmentally sustainable program. That would replace the current hit-and-miss infrastructure funding mechanism that most shippers would agree is not working in the nation’s best interests, a leading Democratic senator said.
Posted on 05/27 at 04:59 AM
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Despite economic indicators—and anecdotal reports—indicating to a large degree that the economy is showing signs of a rebound, the most recent results of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) indicate the green economic shoots may not be as advertised.
Posted on 05/27 at 04:25 AM
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

In another sign that the United States economy is gradually recovering, the Commerce Department reported today that new orders for manufactured durable goods in April were up 2.9 percent from March to $193.9 billion and were up 16.8 percent year-over-year. This marks the fourth time in the last five months new orders were up.
Posted on 05/26 at 12:17 PM
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Net orders for heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles were in April were up 91 percent year-over-year
Posted on 05/26 at 08:36 AM
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Port operations help to preserve Georgia’s manufacturing base and foster growth of the state’s massive logistics, distribution and warehousing sectors.
Posted on 05/26 at 08:20 AM
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Recent trends on the sustained emergence regarding an upswing in intermodal transportation continue to be confirmed. The latest sign is a report from freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates.
Posted on 05/26 at 07:29 AM
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