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By Jeff Berman · May 7, 2014
The outlook for growth in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors for the remainder of 2014 can be described as very good. That is the general thesis of the Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) this week.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2014
A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article noted that Amazon is testing its own delivery network for “last-mile” services in San Francisco, with plans to do the same in Los Angeles and New York.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2014
Total intermodal volume movements—at 3,777,454—were up 2.6 percent compared to the first quarter of 2013. But unlike the previous six quarters, first quarter growth came with a twist: trailers’ growth rate at 7.5 percent and 413,064 trailers topped domestic containers, which grew 3.2 percent annually at 1,473,124.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2014
Data released by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed an improvement in global trade activity from February to March after a lackluster February.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2014
Data released by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed an improvement in global trade activity from February to March after a lackluster February.
By LM Staff · May 6, 2014
The average price per gallon of diesel fell 1.1 cents to $3.964 per gallon.
By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2014
Oberstar chaired the House T&I Committee from 2006-2010 and prior to that served as ranking minority member of the committee. He was highly-regarded for his knowledge of transportation issues and working with members of Congress in a productive bipartisan manner.
By MMH Staff · May 5, 2014
Film showcasing American competitiveness to be screened in facility tours nationwide on Oct. 3, 2014.
By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, headed up 2.1 percent in April to 55.2.
By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, headed up 2.1 percent in April to 55.2.
By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2014
Effective January 1, 2015, FedEx will apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments moved via FedEx Ground, and at FedEx Freight, the company’s less-than-truckload group, FedEx has updated its fuel surcharges for the U.S. and Canada by 3 percent.
By MMH Staff · May 2, 2014
Jason Dorsey completes four years of coursework in less than two years.
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2014
First quarter gross revenue for XPO Logistics—at $282.4 million—was up 147.7 percent annually, while net revenue saw a 259.1 percent increase to $58.4 million.
By John D. Schulz · May 2, 2014
Arkansas Best Corp., parent of 90-year-old ABF Freight System (the nation’s eighth-largest LTL carrier with $1.7 billion in revenue last year) has changed its name to ArcBest Corp., effective May 1. Its stock symbol has changed from ABFS to ARCB.
By MMH Staff · May 2, 2014
Orders just shy of the all-time record of 6,235 robots valued at $385 million in Q4 2012.

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