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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Despite relatively slight gains, retail sales in November were up for the sixth straight month, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce.
Posted on 12/13 at 10:49 AM
NewsSupply Chain ManagementRetailDepartment of CommerceRetail SalesPermalink


The price per gallon for diesel fuel dropped for the third straight week, falling 3.7 cents to $3.894 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 12/13 at 10:04 AM
NewsEIADiesel PricesDieselPermalink


A Bloomberg report indicates that many shippers are in favor of increased truck sizes and weights.
Posted on 12/13 at 09:07 AM
NewsTruckingTruckRegulationsTruck size and weightPermalink


Monday, December 12, 2011

California's export trade fell prey to sluggish overseas demand in October but still managed to record a 24th straight month of overall growth
Posted on 12/12 at 09:18 PM
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As expected, the “Occupy” movement’s plans to shut down West Coast ports proved to be largely symbolic, having a minimal impact on cargo operations at most major ocean cargo gateways
Posted on 12/12 at 09:06 PM
NewsOcean FreightOcean CargoTradePermalink


The American Trucking Associations said the turnover rate for this category hit 89 percent in the third quarter, following rates of 75 percent and 79 percent in the first and second quarter, respectively.
Posted on 12/12 at 01:30 PM
NewsTruckingAmerican Trucking AssociationsDriver ShortagePermalink


At a time when volumes and capacity are relatively tight, there is a fair amount of optimism in the trucking industry, according to the results of the Fourth Quarter 2011 Transport Capital Partners (TCP) Business Expectations Survey.
Posted on 12/12 at 11:13 AM
NewsTruckingTrucking RatesTransport Capital PartnersPermalink


The company said that Monday, December 12 is expected to be the busiest day in its almost 40-year history, pegging today’s shipment count to check in at around 17 million, which is about twice as much a typical day’s average volume.
Posted on 12/12 at 09:46 AM
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Here’s the latest news on the “Occupy” movement’s plan to blockade West Coast ports today
Posted on 12/12 at 04:48 AM
BlogsOcean FreightOcean CargoTradePermalink


Friday, December 09, 2011

While carriers and shippers always have things like capacity, rates, and transit times top of mind, another item on that list is safety. It always has been and always will be important—there is no way around it. That is a good thing. ‘
Posted on 12/09 at 01:59 PM
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