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By LM Staff · July 11, 2014
The BTS said that the May Freight TSI at 120.0 is the new all-time high level, topping November 2013’s 119.4, which was set before the harsh winter weather kicked in. BTS said that after falling to 94.6 in April 2009, the Freight TSI increased a cumulative 26.9 percent in the following 61 months.
By MMH Staff · July 10, 2014
Accreditation of Crane Institute Certification required submission of 11,000 pages of documentation.
By Patrick Burnson · July 10, 2014
At issue in Southern California is what truckers maintain are unfair labor practices — being treated as independent contractors rather than employees.
By Patrick Burnson · July 10, 2014
Maersk and MSC have signed a 10-year contract deal to share vessels on some of the world's busiest trade routes.
By Jeff Berman · July 10, 2014
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently interviewed CarrierDirect CEO Jett McCandless about consolidation trends in the transportation and logistics sectors.
By MMH Staff · July 10, 2014
May shipments up 13% compared to May 2013.
By John D. Schulz · July 10, 2014
Teamsters retirees from the trucking industry currently enjoy some of the most generous pensions in America—up to $3,500 a month for 30 years of service from any unionized trucking company that contributed to multiemployer pension plans that once covered the industry like a warm fuzzy financial security blanket. But those pension plans, once thought to be the “Cadillac” of all retirement plans, are in deep financial trouble. And there doesn’t appear to be any bailout coming from Washington.
By Jeff Berman · July 9, 2014
To be sure the ongoing truck driver shortage is crimping overall freight transportation production, and based on data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) that situation is unlikely to change in a meaningful way anytime soon.
By Jeff Berman · July 9, 2014
As negotiations between the PMA and ILWU continues, Port Tracker stated that July volumes could top 1.5 million containers, which would represent the single highest monthly volume in five years.
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2014
A sharp spike in air cargo demand has been evident ever since the ILWU and PMA began negotiating a new contract several months ago.
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2014
DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global express delivery and logistics service provider DHL recently announced the addition of 13 new locations to its global Thermonet network of Certified Life Science Stations in the Americas.
By LM Staff · July 8, 2014
Following two weeks of increases during which it saw a cumulative 3.8 cent increase, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon of diesel dropped 0.7 cents to $3.913 per gallon.
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2014
In a move geared toward expanding its global forwarding services and provide shippers with more options, UPS recently announced that it has added a Full Container Load (FCL) rail offering to its China-to-Europe services portfolio.
By Patrick Burnson · July 8, 2014
Pacific Northwest trucker's action creates new layer of complexity
By Patrick Burnson · July 7, 2014
Terminal operations and normal cargo activity were minimally disturbed said spokesmen for both ports.

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