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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Spot market freight volumes in August saw an 8.4 percent annual gain, according to data released by TransCore’s DAT North American Freight Index this week, marking the sixth time in 2012 monthly volumes have been up year-over-year.
Posted on 09/13 at 10:21 AM
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The long term implications of a strike at U.S. ports – no matter how short-lived – can be severe
Posted on 09/13 at 10:11 AM
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As the International Longshoreman's Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance prepare to resume negotiations, The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is telling its members that the disruptive impact is already being felt in locations far from the coastal seaports
Posted on 09/13 at 09:35 AM
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If the materials handling industry is any indicator, the economy is healing.
Posted on 09/13 at 09:24 AM
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Earlier this month, Class I railroad carrier CN rolled out plans to increase its assets by acquiring more than 2,200 new freight cars this year and 1,300 new containers. Company officials said the impetus for this is to support traffic growth and improve service.
Posted on 09/13 at 09:08 AM
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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Consensus views on a U.S. manufacturing resurgence have largely centered on rising labor costs in markets such as China as the key driver of re-shoring back to the U.S.
Posted on 09/12 at 02:06 PM
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The August edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners pointed to similar rate activity in August compared to the same period a year ago.
Posted on 09/12 at 01:56 PM
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The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today in its quarterly Trucking Activity Report that the annualized turnover rate for linehaul truckload fleets of all sizes increased in the second quarter
Posted on 09/12 at 11:29 AM
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Company officials said the move should be completed during the first quarter of 2013
Posted on 09/12 at 10:20 AM
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In a speech that should resonate with LM readers, UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis called on leaders in Washington, D.C., to prepare a bipartisan debt reduction plan by January.
Posted on 09/12 at 09:23 AM
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