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Monday, March 04, 2013

Air cargo transportation services provider Forward Air Inc. said today it has acquired Grand Haven, Michigan-based Total Quality Inc. (TCI), a provider of maximum security and temperature-controlled services for pharmaceutical and life sciences shippers.
Posted on 03/04 at 02:43 PM
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Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)last week introduced a bill—The American Infrastructure Investment Fund Act of 2013—that they said would leverage federal investment to rebuild and expand transportation infrastructure and create American jobs.
Posted on 03/04 at 02:41 PM
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Friday, March 01, 2013

Earlier today, the National Industrial Transportation League submitted its comments on the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Ex Parte 711, its July 2011 request to the STB that it adopt new rules regarding reciprocal switching between Class I railroad carriers, formally known as Petition for Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules, Ex Parte 711.
Posted on 03/01 at 01:39 PM
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The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 54.2 in February, which was 1.1 percent better than February and stands as the single highest PMI level since June 2011.
Posted on 03/01 at 01:37 PM
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YRC Freight, the largest subsidiary of less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, said this week that it completed an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. in which it will buy four liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks to be used in Southern California.
Posted on 03/01 at 01:35 PM
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Carload volume—at 278,059—was down 1.2 percent annually, and intermodal volume—at 238,083 containers and trailers—was up 11 percent.
Posted on 03/01 at 01:20 PM
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Thursday, February 28, 2013

While railroads are extremely focused on safety, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said this week that representatives from major U.S. freight railroads told the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week that the possibility of implementing fully interoperable positive train control (PTC) across the more than 60,000 route miles required by the Congressionally mandated 2015 deadline is not currently feasible.
Posted on 02/28 at 01:13 PM
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The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico fell 3.2 percent in December 2012 compared to December 2011 at $71.9 billion.
Posted on 02/28 at 01:11 PM
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Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics reported fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results yesterday and also announced that it acquired Chicago-based Covered Logistics & Transportation LLC, a non-asset third party freight brokerage business.
Posted on 02/28 at 01:09 PM
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This service, said UPS, provides shippers with time-in-transit improvements that leverage its existing North American freight network.
Posted on 02/28 at 12:33 AM
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