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Friday, September 26, 2014

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in August saw a 1.6 percent increase in August on the heels of a 1.5 percent increase in July. The August SA index––at 132.6 (2000=100)––stands as a new SA high, with November 2013’s 131.0 now the second best month recorded.
Posted on 09/26 at 10:40 AM
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Carload volumes saw a 5 percent jump compared to the same week a year ago at 302,178, and intermodal volumes hit a new weekly U.S. record at 279,777 trailers and containers.
Posted on 09/26 at 09:35 AM
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Just weeks after signing on to the “Ocean Three” vessel-sharing agreement with CMA CGM and China Shipping, United Arab Shipping Company has forged a similar deal with Hamburg Süd.
Posted on 09/25 at 09:12 AM
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Shippers attending the Intermodal Association of North America's (IANA) annual Intermodal Expo in Long Beach this week were given some good news/bad news regarding truck and rail capacity for the remaining year.
Posted on 09/25 at 08:28 AM
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

After years of being second place, materials handling and engineering are becoming first choice careers for some. Here’s why.
Posted on 09/24 at 10:49 AM
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A couple of years ago, the rush to alternatively fueled vehicles was on. Diesel prices had surged past $4, the American Trucking Associations hosted an overflow crowd at its alternative fuels “summit” for trucking executives and energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens offered what might have been the ultimate assessment of where fuel prices were headed.
Posted on 09/23 at 10:30 AM
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As a sector with myriad moving parts, coupled with obstacles like increased risks, cost pressures, among others, the healthcare supply chain is replete with uncertainties. But there are ways for the sector to counter these challenges, too, according to the seventh annual UPS “Pain in the (Supply) Chain healthcare surve
Posted on 09/23 at 07:08 AM
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Monday, September 22, 2014

The study examines the trajectory of offshoring cost arbitrage to low-cost developing countries, the rise of new locations, and the fact that there’s ample room for growth.
Posted on 09/22 at 12:04 PM
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In a rare show of solidarity, various trucking interests are asking the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remove online safety ratings of individual motor carriers until flaws in the CSA methodology are fixed.
Posted on 09/22 at 10:25 AM
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Carload volumes were up 1.4 percent at 300,388, and intermodal volume for the week ending September 13 was up 5 percent at 279,052 trailers and containers.
Posted on 09/19 at 08:08 AM
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