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By Jeff Berman · May 13, 2014
This six-year bill, which will be marked up by EPW on Thursday, would fund and improve the country’s highway programs at current funding plus inflation, according to EPW officials.
By MMH Staff · May 13, 2014
The American-made CM Man Guard is ideal for heavy-duty lifting applications with an H4 duty rating and long service life.
By Jeff Berman · May 13, 2014
Commerce reported that April retail sales at $434.6 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to March and up 4.0 percent compared to March 2013, and NRF said that April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were flat on a seasonally-adjusted and sequential basis, while seeing a 4.7 percent unadjusted annual increase.
By Jeff Berman · May 13, 2014
Commerce reported that April retail sales at $434.6 billion were up 0.1 percent compared to March and up 4.0 percent compared to March 2013, and NRF said that April retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were flat on a seasonally-adjusted and sequential basis, while seeing a 4.7 percent unadjusted annual increase.
By Jeff Berman · May 13, 2014
Ahead of negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), which began this week in San Francisco, a letter to ILWU President Robert McEllrath and PMA Chairman and CEO James McKenna pleaded the case for the sides to come to an agreement ahead of the June 30 contract deadline for West Coast dockworkers.
By LM Staff · May 13, 2014
The average price per gallon dropped 1.6 cents to $3.948 per gallon after a 1.1 cent decline last week.
By MMH Staff · May 13, 2014
Habasit America and Crown Plastics have joined forces to supply the Durasurf STS product.
By Jeff Berman · May 12, 2014
Late last week, a foursome of Congressional lawmakers heavily involved in domestic transportation policy hailed a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) conference report.
By Jeff Berman · May 12, 2014
Despite what it is happening in the economy, one thing has remained constant over the years: the steady hold, and gains, in freight transportation market share held by the trucking sector.
By Patrick Burnson · May 12, 2014
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) released a meta-analysis of research on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), revealing the state of knowledge about the landmark trade agreement’s impacts on trade, energy and the environment.
By Patrick Burnson · May 12, 2014
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing air freight markets in March were up 5.9 percent compared to a year ago and capacity grew 3.4 percent.
By MMH Staff · May 9, 2014
Shipments up 4.2% over March 2013.
By LM Staff · May 9, 2014
Carloads in April—at 1,481,586—were up 88,801 carloads or 6.4 percent annually, and intermodal—at 1,316,176 trailers and containers—was up 108,485 units or 9 percent compared to April 2013.
By Jeff Berman · May 9, 2014
The first quarter of 2014 did not pick up where the fourth quarter of 2013 left off when it comes to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the transportation and logistics sectors, according to PwC US’s report, “Intersections: First Quarter 2014 global transportation and logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis.”
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2014
Revenue was down 8.9 percent annually at $1.865 billion, and adjusted EBITDA saw a 7.3 percent increase to $43 million.

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