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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

When the price per gallon of diesel spiked a full ten cents last week, it still remained below $4 per gallon. But with this week’s 2.3 cent gain to $4.01 per gallon, it is back in territory it has not been in since mid-May, when it hit $4.061 on May 16, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 11/22 at 01:01 PM
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Monday, November 21, 2011

As most diplomatic and trade activity grinds to a halt this holiday season, shippers should still keep their eyes on what is happening with NAFTA
Posted on 11/21 at 08:36 PM
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Recent data published by ACT Research stated that new and net orders for Class 8 vehicles hit six-month highs in October at 29,824 units and 28,026 units, respectively.
Posted on 11/21 at 01:38 PM
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Non-contractual 2012 rates will be comprised of a net increase of 4.9 percent for UPS ground packages and a net increase of 4.9 percent on all UPS air services and U.S. origin international shipments
Posted on 11/21 at 11:47 AM
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Company officials said that with this expansion U.S. Xpress now has 110 reefer trucks in service—since entering this market around March 2011— and they expect to expand its fleet to 250 by the middle of 2012.
Posted on 11/21 at 10:55 AM
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Friday, November 18, 2011

October volumes at the Port of Long Beach were down were down for the fourth straight month, according to data released by the port this week.

Carload volume—at 299,591—was up 0.5 percent annually and slightly ahead of the week ending November 5 at 298,465.
Posted on 11/18 at 11:48 AM
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A top transportation economist is predicted “sustained growth” in trucking freight demand for this decade as the nation recovers from the Great Recession, a credit crisis, two wars and the 9/11 terrorist attacks marring the first decade of this century.
Posted on 11/18 at 08:55 AM
NewsTruckingSupply Chain ManagementRegulationsPermalink


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Spurred by strong export growth, October volumes at the Port of Los Angeles were solid on a year-over-year basis on the heels of an uneven September the month before.
Posted on 11/17 at 03:20 PM
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To say that there is a lack of “love” for the proposed trucking Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules changes put forth by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is an understatement.
Posted on 11/17 at 01:42 PM
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