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Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Last week, IBM announced that it plans to acquire AT&T subsidiary Sterling Commerce, a provider of business-to-business integration and cross-channel solutions for $1.4 billion. The transaction is expected to close later this year.
Posted on 06/01 at 09:06 AM
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Roughly four months after the Department of Transportation awarded grants to various U.S. governments, cities, and transit agencies as part of the $1.5 billion Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant Program, DOT Secretary Ray LaHood has announced there is $600 million in TIGER II grants available for surface transportation projects.
Posted on 06/01 at 07:05 AM
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Is the line between the top third-party logistics providers blurring? Analysts we recently spoke with think so. Richard Armstrong, chairman of Stoughton, Wisc.-based Armstrong & Associates, noted that the industry mirrors what has occurred in the ocean carrier sector over the years.
Posted on 06/01 at 05:04 AM
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The American Trucking Associations recently reported this week that its advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index was up in April for the sixth time in seven months.
Posted on 06/01 at 03:47 AM
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Friday, May 28, 2010

Earlier this week, the Federal Highway Administration and the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released the findings of a new survey, which assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 100 locations on the U.S. national highway system.
Posted on 05/28 at 09:41 AM
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In an effort to target freight congestion, the Federal Highway Administration in conjunction with the American Transportation Research Institute has developed a Web-based application that will help to identify key traffic chokepoints on some of the busiest roads in the country.
Posted on 05/28 at 08:49 AM
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The International Air Transport Association said international scheduled cargo traffic saw the pace of its recovery slow to 25.2 percent growth.
Posted on 05/28 at 08:05 AM
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Following 12 straight weeks of traffic growth, the Association of American Railroads reported that volumes for the week ending May 20 have leveled off, although they remain up on an annual basis.
Posted on 05/28 at 07:13 AM
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

As trucking capacity continues to tighten and freight demand returns, many freight transportation stakeholders maintain that the specter of a future truck driver shortage is not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when.’
Posted on 05/27 at 12:13 PM
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Even though coal carloads are down roughly 3 percent year-over-year, the commodity’s importance to the freight railroad industry is not to be overlooked. That was the message from Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Edward R. Hamberger in recent testimony for the Congressional Caucus on Coal.
Posted on 05/27 at 09:34 AM
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