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Monday, April 09, 2012

Supply Chain managers may expect to see a dramatic acceleration of globalization efforts that will likely increase the number of procurement jobs performed offshore by more than 50 percent by 2013
Posted on 04/09 at 09:16 AM
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Friday, April 06, 2012

While transportation infrastructure funding on a federal level continues to be strung along by a series of continuing resolutions to keep federal funding for surface transportation intact at current levels, one area which remains in high demand is the United States Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant program.
Posted on 04/06 at 11:06 AM
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March carloads—at 1,123,298—were down 69,190 carloads or 1.9 percent annually. Intermodal—at 928,350 trailers and containers—was up 31,348 units or 2.4 percent compared to March 2011.
Posted on 04/06 at 09:51 AM
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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Company officials said that this acquisition, which is expected to close this summer, is part of its growth strategy in Europe and is expected to supplement FedEx’ service portfolio in Poland.
Posted on 04/05 at 01:28 PM

The PCI was up 0.3 percent in March, following February’s 0.7 percent gain. This cumulative 1.0 percent increase does not offset January’s 1.7 percent decline to start the year.
Posted on 04/05 at 12:21 PM
NewsTruckingCeridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce IndexPCIPermalink

ACT reported that preliminary net orders in March for heavy-duty Class 8 vehicles in North American markets will come in around 20,000 units, while FTR Associates pegged it at 19,682 units.
Posted on 04/05 at 10:33 AM
NewsTruckingACT ResearchClass 8 Heavy-Duty VehiclesClass 8 TrucksPermalink

Damco, a third-party logistics (3PL) subsidiary of A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, recently rolled out a new Web-based service that it said enables shippers to increase flexibility, respond quicker to changes, and reduce manual work.
Posted on 04/05 at 09:34 AM
News3PLThird Party LogisticsLogisticsMaersk LineDamcoPermalink

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Despite a sequential decline, non-manufacturing activity in March remained positive, according to the March edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.

In an unusual move that likely is dead on arrival in an election year, the trucking industry is asking Congress to raise the federal fuel tax on diesel in exchange for dropping a 12 percent federal excise tax on large trucks.
Posted on 04/04 at 11:06 AM
NewsTruckingAmerican Trucking AssociationsFuel TaxPermalink

The TCI, which reflects tightening conditions for hauling capacity and is comprised of various metrics, including capacity, fuel, bankruptcies, cost of capital, and freight, was 5.9 in February, down from January’s 6.1 and December’s 7.0.
Posted on 04/04 at 09:56 AM
NewsTruckingTruckFTR AssociatesTrucking Conditions IndexPermalink

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