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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Following a proposed multi-year transportation reauthorization by the Republican Leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works has unveiled an outline for its take on new legislation.

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Following nine months of order backlogs for Class 8 trucks, June saw a less than 1 percent decrease, according to data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles. This marked the second consecutive month of slower order activity, according to ACT, with net orders hitting 21,266 units on a non-seasonal basis, which was 9 percent lower than May’s output. This data was featured in ACT’s most recent State of the Industry report.
Posted on 07/21 at 09:10 AM
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Class I railroad carrier CSX got things rolling on the tracks with record-setting second quarter earnings of $506 million and $0.46 per share for a 28 percent annual gain. This topped Wall Street estimates in the $0.44 per share range.
Posted on 07/20 at 01:39 PM
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The company yesterday rolled out an average GRI of 6.9 percent which will cover non-contractual shipments in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, with increases varying by lane and shipment type, according to company officials.
Posted on 07/20 at 09:26 AM
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Washington finally seems semi-serious about infrastructure. There are dueling bills circulating on Capitol Hill, with Senate Democrats favoring a two-year, $109 billion proposal and House Republicans offering a six-year, $230 billion deal to replace the six-year, $286 billion transportation funding law that expired 23 months ago.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Just when U.S. exports are ramping up, comes news that the American Association of Port Authorities and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration have signed a Memorandum of Intent at the Port of Oakland.
Posted on 07/19 at 10:39 PM
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FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, is taking steps to augment its ocean freight forwarding services in the form of a new Ocean Choices portfolio the company introduced today.
Posted on 07/19 at 02:21 PM
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The average price per gallon for diesel went up 2.4 cents to $3.923 per gallon, following a 4.9 cent increase last week, which marked the single largest weekly gain since the week of April 4, when prices went up 4.4 cents to $3.976 per gallon.
Posted on 07/19 at 09:16 AM
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It appears to be the season for less-than-truckload rate hikes, with Con-way Freight, the LTL subsidiary of freight transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc., announcing it is raising its rates by 6.9 percent, effective August 1.
Posted on 07/19 at 08:45 AM
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