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Thursday, January 20, 2011

It’s hard to get Republicans and Democrats, shippers and carriers, administration officials and analysts, and practically everybody else in Washington to agree on much these days. Except this: the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) trial balloon to reduce by one hour (from 11 to 10) the actual time a truck driver can be driving is a horrific idea, unbased in science or data, that would conservatively cost the U.S. economy $2 billion in lost productivity, and probably much more in inefficiency and additional infrastructure requirements.
Posted on 01/20 at 08:56 AM
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As U.S. manufacturers begin to realign their supply chains with tactical and strategic initiatives, how will the recent recession inform their decisions? That question and others is addressed in the recently issued IDC Manufacturing Insights: Supply Chain Strategies: “Top 10 Predictions.”
Posted on 01/20 at 08:42 AM
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What happens when you combine the #1 provider of voice recognition solutions with the #3 provider of automatic data capture solutions? That’s a question Intermec and Vocollect will begin to answer over the coming months and years.
Posted on 01/20 at 08:30 AM
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told shippers at the SMC3 annual winter meeting in Atlanta yesterday that cross-border trucking would be revived “as soon as possible.”
Posted on 01/19 at 09:20 AM
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Coinciding with the Lunar New Year celebrated in Asia next month, several major ocean carriers will be withdrawing capacity on the Transpacific.

Friday, January 14, 2011

California’s exporters racked up another impressive performance in November, even while failing to keep pace with growth in the overall U.S. export trade
Posted on 01/14 at 09:58 AM
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

The recession may be just a dark memory for the Port of Los Angeles, which is reporting a year-over-year container surge of 16 percent in 2010
Posted on 01/13 at 02:27 PM
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An 8 percent annual increase is expected at major United States-based retail container ports in January, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates. In November, the most recent month for which data is available, U.S. ports handled 1.23 million Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU).

Oracle recently announced it has rolled out enhancements to its Oracle Transportation Management and Oracle Global Trade Management platforms. Company officials said these new features are geared to help shippers and logistics service providers “further streamline processes, reduce costs, and mitigate risks.”
Posted on 01/13 at 09:52 AM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was down 0.3 percent in November, following a 0.2 percent October gain and a 1.0 percent September gain.
Posted on 01/13 at 08:41 AM
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