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Monday, June 25, 2012

Last week, LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman conducted an on-stage interview with Jack Holmes, president of UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of UPS at the 10th annual eyefortransport 3PL Summit, which was held in Chicago. Holmes provided an in-depth look at the LTL sector and how LTL’s and shippers should—and could—work well together, among other topics.
Posted on 06/25 at 12:33 PM

Saturday, June 23, 2012

The McKinsey Global Institute analysts noted that over the past three decades – as developing economies industrialized and began to compete in world markets – a global labor market started taking shape
Posted on 06/23 at 04:44 PM
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Southern regions remain relatively strong in manufacturing, with eight metropolitan areas on that list.
Posted on 06/23 at 04:39 PM

All the major players are telling shippers the General Rate Increases (GRI’s) will not be jeopardized by competition offering deep discounts this year
Posted on 06/23 at 04:34 PM
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Friday, June 22, 2012

Rodolfo R. Sabonge, Vice President of Market Research and Analysis with the Panama Canal Authority told Bay Area shippers that a wider Panama Canal will pose no threat to the Port of Oakland
Posted on 06/22 at 10:31 AM
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Thanks in part to heavy last-minute lobbying by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as well as other groups including freight transportation shippers, House and Senate conference committee members were furiously at work to produce a multi-year bill before the current funding mechanism expired on June 30.
Posted on 06/22 at 10:15 AM
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Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload subsidiary of Con-way Inc., is the most recent LTL carrier to roll out a mid-year general rate increase (GRI).
Posted on 06/22 at 10:04 AM
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Carload volume—at 287,036—was down 2.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 5.2 percent at 249,975 trailers and containers.
Posted on 06/22 at 09:32 AM
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

UPS and Netherlands-based TNT NV, a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, said today that UPS’s $6.5 billion cash offer for TNT, which was announced in March, commences tomorrow and will run through August 31.
Posted on 06/21 at 11:52 AM
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Various factors could tip the scales in assessing how 2012 Peak Season plays out.
Posted on 06/21 at 10:35 AM
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