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Thursday, November 05, 2015

With the ink now dry from XPO Logistics’ acquisition of Con-way Inc. now dry, the company’s plan for how it plans to integrate Con-way into its plans is coming into fuller focus.
Posted on 11/05 at 11:03 AM
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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

While the pairing of trucking and freight railroad are key ingredients in the recipe for intermodal success, especially on the domestic intermodal side, they are also ingredients that clearly do not mix well at all when it comes to the ongoing debate between the two modes regarding increasing truck size and weight.
Posted on 11/04 at 01:18 PM
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Tuesday, November 03, 2015

While there’s always been a lot of talk about ocean shipper/carrier collaboration, most of the examples have been largely symbolic. A recent exception to that rule, though, surfaced this week with the announcement that AgTC and TSA would work together to address fresh amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea.
Posted on 11/03 at 03:57 PM
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Thursday, October 29, 2015

It is not entirely surprising that high inventory rates are cited first as one of the reasons for a paltry third quarter GDP number. That has been the case for a while and it is evident in the inventory-to-sales ratio, which stands at 1.37 through the end of August, compared to 1.30 in August 2014.
Posted on 10/29 at 09:50 AM
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Port director named recipient of the 2015 National Industrial Transportation League’s (NITL) Executive of the Year award.
Posted on 10/27 at 08:59 AM
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Monday, October 26, 2015

The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) will hold its annual conference and freight exhibition from Nov. 16-19 in New Orleans. In addition to the exhibition, the show will feature four educational sessions, led by industry experts.
Posted on 10/26 at 09:29 AM
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Late last week, the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx issued a draft National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP), which is open for public comment and comprised of specific policy proposals and solutions to address the growing challenges of moving freight in the U.S.
Posted on 10/20 at 10:22 AM
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Monday, October 19, 2015

John McLaurin, president of the San Francisco-based Pacific Merchant Shipping Association tells shippers that complacency is not an option
Posted on 10/19 at 03:24 PM
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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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