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Monday, July 07, 2014

United States Class I carloads were up 43,310 carloads–or 3.6 percent annually–at 1,177,655 in June, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 67,967 units–or 6.7 percent–compared to June 2013 at 1,077,385.
Posted on 07/07 at 09:20 AM
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Thursday, July 03, 2014

Non-manufacturing activity continued to remain on a growth track for the month of June, according to the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), which was released today.
Posted on 07/03 at 11:00 AM
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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

A Reuters report released today stated that transportation and logistics titan UPS intends to invest $1 billion into its European operations on the next three-to-five years, primarily with an emphasis on expanding its logistics centers.
Posted on 07/02 at 12:40 PM
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In an effort to grow its Priority Mail offering, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said this week that it has filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission to change prices for Priority Mail.
Posted on 07/02 at 10:59 AM
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, dropped 0.1 percent to 55.3 in June (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth). This is 0.2 percent above the 12-month average of 55.1.
Posted on 07/01 at 12:47 PM
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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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