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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

There are so many ways to analyze the state of truckload capacity, and on top of that there is, perhaps, no other facet of freight transportation that is so directly impacted by myriad moving parts, whether it be driver availability, rates, demand, weather, the economy, and, of course, federal regulations, among others.
Posted on 10/13 at 11:36 AM
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Monday, October 12, 2015

With the sinking of the El Faro last week, and the resulting deaths of its entire crew of 33, the viability of the Jones Act is again being called into question.
Posted on 10/12 at 01:00 PM
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Thursday, October 08, 2015

The NRF is calling for 2015 holiday sales to see a 3.7 percent annual gain to $630.5 billion, which comfortably outpaces the ten-year average of 2.5 percent.
Posted on 10/08 at 10:29 AM
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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

More than 20 U.S. port authority officials and their key staff, representing seaports from all four U.S. coasts, will gather on October 8 to meet with Congressional leadership to discuss the upcoming surface transportation bill and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation budget.
Posted on 10/07 at 04:57 PM

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

At a certain point, it seems like the ongoing truck driver shortage cannot get any worse, right? Well, think again, because of myriad reasons we could well be in the very early innings of a game that is, and continues, to be hard to watch. That was made clear in a report issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), entitled “Truck Driver Analysis 2015.”
Posted on 10/06 at 11:07 AM
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Monday, October 05, 2015

Just when it appeared that agreement among participants comprising the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be reached this year, spokesmen announced that recent discussion rounds in Atlanta produced consensus.
Posted on 10/05 at 08:41 AM

Friday, October 02, 2015

While coffee is one of the first things on the minds of many people early in the morning, it was especially prevalent this week, when Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz gave the keynote address at this week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Diego.
Posted on 10/02 at 08:28 AM
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ocean freight rates for cargo moving under contracts on the major East-West routes have seen a sharp reduction since the beginning of the year
Posted on 09/29 at 08:03 AM
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Monday, September 28, 2015

Driven by the expansion of international trade and major new trade agreements, the worldwide market for Global Trade Management (GTM) will continue its strong growth over the forecast period, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.
Posted on 09/28 at 01:44 PM
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index saw a fourth consecutive month of decline in September.
Posted on 09/23 at 07:57 AM
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