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Friday, May 15, 2015

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) headed up 1.7 percent from February to March, following a 1.7 percent decline from January to February.
Posted on 05/15 at 02:04 AM
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U.S. carloads were down 7.9 percent compared to the same week last year at 273,433, and intermodal volume was up 3.8 percent annually at 277,601 containers and trailers.
Posted on 05/15 at 01:31 AM
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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Retail bellwether Walmart is getting ready to roll out an unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer, which will be priced lower than Amazon’s “Prime” service, which sells for $99 per year.
Posted on 05/14 at 11:52 AM
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A year ago at this time, truckload capacity was viewed by most people as the tightest it has ever been, or something close to that anyhow. There was an incredibly difficult winter to contend with, which was the case again again this year, and the driver shortage was rearing its ugly head, too, much like it still is now.
Posted on 05/14 at 10:29 AM
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UPS and FedEx have changed they way they charge our customers to ship their orders. That's creating an opportunity for our industry to play a role in reducing packaging and shipping costs.
Posted on 05/14 at 08:22 AM
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

While maritime industry analysts are questioning the sustainability of global mega-vessel operations, it is now clear that Pacific Rim ports will be asked to accommodate them in the near future.
Posted on 05/13 at 04:00 PM
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SEKO said New York-based private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, which has more than $2 billion of committed capital in companies in the global transportation industry, including logistics, distribution, and, freight, among others, will serve as its private equity growth partner.
Posted on 05/13 at 12:00 PM
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Earlier this week, UPS opened up a healthcare-dedicated air freight forwarding facility at Amsterdam Schipol, Netherlands, which it said serves as an expansion of its European-based temperature-controlled supply chain capabilities.
Posted on 05/13 at 10:32 AM
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Very modest gains in retail sales remained the norm, according to data for the month of April issued today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation.
Posted on 05/13 at 09:54 AM
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Annual declines and sequential gains for freight shipments and expenditures for the month of April were the main themes of the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems released this week.
Posted on 05/13 at 08:09 AM
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