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Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Using the “aim high” theory of labor negotiations, union locals representing 7,500 Teamsters at ABF Freight System have asked the seventh-largest LTL carrier for a two-year contract with healthy wage and benefit increases.
Posted on 12/04 at 01:09 PM
ABF Freight •
Following an August announcement in which it announced multiple pending changes to its much maligned government-mandated CSA program, which stands for “Compliance, Safety, Accountability,” the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said this week that the changes went into effect this week.
Posted on 12/04 at 11:09 AM
One week after the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline rose 5.8 cents to $4.034 per gallon, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the price fell 0.7 cents to $4.027 per gallon.
Posted on 12/04 at 10:25 AM
Diesel Prices •
U.S.-bound waterborne shipments, which were up 9 percent and down 3 percent and 4 percent, respectively, in the previous three recorded months declined 10 percent from September to October, coming in at 988,255.
Monday, December 03, 2012
A report in the Los Angeles Times earlier today stated that negotiations between teams representing employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach meet with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit (“OCU”) remain slow-going overall.
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 49.5 in November, which was down 2.2 percent from October’s 51.7.
The company said rates for each service will increase by a net average of 4.9 percent and take effect on January 7, 2013.
Posted on 12/03 at 10:45 AM
Friday, November 30, 2012
While negotiating teams representing employers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach meet with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit ("OCU") today, several key terminals at both ocean cargo gateways are shut down.
Carload volume—at 252,931—was down 4.6 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 194,538 trailers and containers—were up 1.9 percent annually.
Posted on 11/30 at 08:58 AM
Rail Freight •
Global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. recently rolled out Navisphere, which it said is the next version of its single global technology platform.