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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Atlanta-based company said that it plans to hire between 90,000-to-95,000 seasonal employees, up from about 85,000 last year, to support “the anticipated holiday surge” for package deliveries commencing in October and running through January.
Posted on 09/17 at 09:47 AM
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The Memphis-based company reported today that quarterly net income of $606 million was up 24 percent annually, and revenue, at $11.7 billion, was up 6 percent. Operating income at $987 million was up 24 percent.
Posted on 09/17 at 09:30 AM
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Total POLB volumes dropped 9.1 percent in August at 573,083 TEU, and POLA volumes in August were up 6.7 percent compared to August 2013 at 757,702 TEU.
Posted on 09/16 at 10:07 AM
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Following a week in which the average price per gallon was flat, diesel prices resumed their decline, falling 1.3 cents to $3.801 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 09/16 at 09:01 AM
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Monday, September 15, 2014

While diesel prices have largely been out of the spotlight in 2014, freight transportation and logistics stakeholders always need to keep a close eye on what prices are doing, as it has a significant impact on transportation budgets and forecasting.
Posted on 09/15 at 01:51 PM
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Railroad service issues and rates, which many rail shippers deem as unreasonable, are front and center in a piece of legislation to be introduced soon by Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and John Thune (R-SD), chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation.
Posted on 09/15 at 11:32 AM
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Friday, September 12, 2014

FTR and Internet Truckstop said that this alliance will provide shippers and carriers with myriad benefits, including market analysis and specificity for contract and spot freight segments by region and trailer type.
Posted on 09/12 at 01:44 PM
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Commerce reported that August retail sales at $444.4 billion were up 0.6 percent compared to July and up 5.0 percent compared to August 2013, and the NRF said that August retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.5 percent compared to July and up 2.7 percent on an annual unadjusted basis.
Posted on 09/12 at 10:40 AM
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Carload volumes were up 2.7 percent at 286,002, and intermodal volume was up 4.5 percent at 239,142 trailers and containers.
Posted on 09/12 at 09:26 AM
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Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said this week that three global blue chip institutions––PSP Investments, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund called GIC, and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan–– have invested a cumulative $700 million into XPO, which company officials said will be used to accelerate its growth strategy and allocated mainly for unspecified acquisitions.
Posted on 09/12 at 08:53 AM
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