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Monday, November 28, 2011

In what could possibly viewed as a late in the year jump-start for the economy, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said that Thanksgiving and Black Friday holiday spending—in stores and on the Web—hit historic highs.
Posted on 11/28 at 02:48 PM
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The financial crisis in Europe and overall economic uncertainty are continuing to extend the trend of flattish and slightly declining volumes, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Posted on 11/28 at 12:43 PM
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CRST International has rolled out a new expedited Temperature Controlled Team Service which is initially focusing on transporting chilled and frozen products
Posted on 11/28 at 09:52 AM
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

USPS officials said that prices for Priority Mail and Express Mail will increase by an average of 3.1 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively, and added that the Postal Regulatory Commission will review the prices before they take effect on January 22, 2012.
Posted on 11/23 at 11:27 AM
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Port of Los Angeles is working with the International Association of Ports and Harbors to develop incentive program strategies to participate in the Environmental Ship Index Program starting in 2012.
Posted on 11/22 at 05:32 PM
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Seasonally-adjusted truck tonnage in October was up for the third time in the past six months, according to the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Posted on 11/22 at 01:54 PM
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When the price per gallon of diesel spiked a full ten cents last week, it still remained below $4 per gallon. But with this week’s 2.3 cent gain to $4.01 per gallon, it is back in territory it has not been in since mid-May, when it hit $4.061 on May 16, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 11/22 at 01:01 PM
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Monday, November 21, 2011

Recent data published by ACT Research stated that new and net orders for Class 8 vehicles hit six-month highs in October at 29,824 units and 28,026 units, respectively.
Posted on 11/21 at 01:38 PM
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Non-contractual 2012 rates will be comprised of a net increase of 4.9 percent for UPS ground packages and a net increase of 4.9 percent on all UPS air services and U.S. origin international shipments
Posted on 11/21 at 11:47 AM
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Company officials said that with this expansion U.S. Xpress now has 110 reefer trucks in service—since entering this market around March 2011— and they expect to expand its fleet to 250 by the middle of 2012.
Posted on 11/21 at 10:55 AM
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