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Monday, January 19, 2015

Congress should put aside its philosophical differences and make a long-deferred investment in transportation infrastructure through a “dime or two” per-gallon increase in the federal fuel tax, which should be made more politically palatable by more accurately referring to it as a “user fee” rather than a tax.
Posted on 01/19 at 09:09 AM
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Friday, January 16, 2015

A letter sent to PMA Chairman and CEO James McKenna and ILWU President Robert McEllrath by a group comprised of 174 organizations representing manufacturers, farmers and agribusinesses, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, distributors, and transportation and logistics service providers called for the parties to come to a “resolution of the issues that is satisfactory for all concerned.” The letter expressed disappointment in regards to the lack of progress between the parties since their contract expired on July 1, 2014.
Posted on 01/16 at 01:53 PM
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Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said this week it has rolled out international facility expansions at three different locations, two based in Germany and one in the Netherlands.
Posted on 01/16 at 11:04 AM
NewsGlobal LogisticsUPSPermalink


U.S. Carloads were up 7.5 percent at 276,573, and intermodal at 240,947 containers and trailers was up 2.1 percent annually.
Posted on 01/16 at 09:45 AM
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

Even with nearly matching declines in freight shipments and expenditures in December, the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index report from Cass Information Systems indicated that 2014 ended up as the best year in freight transportation and logistics over the last seven years.
Posted on 01/15 at 10:18 AM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) headed up 0.8 percent from October to November, showing a sequential gain for the fifth straight month.
Posted on 01/15 at 09:10 AM
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Commerce reported that November retail sales at $442.9 billion were down 0.9 percent compared to November and up 3.2 percent compared to December 2013, and total retail sales from October through December were up 4.1 percent annually. The NRF said that December retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up down 0.9 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month compared to November and increased 4.6 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
Posted on 01/14 at 12:38 PM
NewsRetailNRFDepartment of Commerceretail salesPermalink


CSX reported it had record fourth quarter net earnings of $491 million, which was up 15 percent annually over $426 million for the fourth quarter 2013, with earnings per share up $0.49 for a 17 percent annual increase, matching Wall Street estimates.
Posted on 01/14 at 11:53 AM
NewsRailroad ShippingCSXPermalink


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

As the Department of Transportation quietly lifted its ban on Mexican-domiciled trucks for operation in this country, organized labor has ridiculed the move as irresponsible and harmful to highway safety.
Posted on 01/13 at 01:10 PM
NewsDOTMexicoCross-border TruckingPermalink


Cargo volume has reached an all-time high at the Port of Oakland.
Posted on 01/13 at 12:08 PM
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