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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

ATA said it supports laws and regulations mandating the installation and use of electronic logging devices for recording drivers’ hours of service. And ATA added that it advocated for the MAP -21 provision mandating a rulemaking to require ELDs as it maintains these devices will improve HOS compliance as well as safety.
Posted on 07/01 at 11:37 AM
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The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline headed up for the second straight week, albeit barely, with a 0.1 cent gain to $3.92 per gallon, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:34 AM
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With the deadline for labor contract negotiations between ILWU (the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association arriving aft midnight last night, the parties are expected to keep talking in an effort to reach an accord.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:10 AM
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Monday, June 30, 2014

Class I railroad carrier Union Pacific recently announced that it has increased the frequency of two of its main intermodal services–Portland-Chicago, and Northern California-Chicago-by offering four-day delivery in the morning.
Posted on 06/30 at 01:36 PM
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Forecast for manufacturing production to grow 3.2 percent in 2014 and 4.0 percent in 2015.
Posted on 06/30 at 09:57 AM
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In a recent letter to Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. asked the FMC to consider procedures addressing port disruptions resulting from unusual occurrences such as major force majeure events or labor-related difficulties.
Posted on 06/30 at 09:50 AM
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Friday, June 27, 2014

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico increased 1.2 percent from April 2013 to April 2014 at $100.1 billion.
Posted on 06/27 at 09:34 AM
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Class I railroad carrier Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCSR) said earlier this month that it recently broke ground for a new Wylie, Texas-based intermodal facility, which it expects to be completed in mid-2015.
Posted on 06/27 at 09:00 AM
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Weekly intermodal volumes set an all-time record for the second straight week at 272,553 containers and trailers for a 7.8 percent year-over-year boost. The week ending June 14 now stands as the runner-up for weekly volumes at 270,243.
Posted on 06/27 at 08:25 AM
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

While shippers are actively working on contingency plans to get their freight into the United States, should there be a labor strike if negotiations between the PMA and ILWU break down, the economic impact of a port shutdown on the West Coast cannot be understated.
Posted on 06/26 at 01:12 PM
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