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Tuesday, November 12, 2013
It’s a new era in trucking employee relations as the virtually union-free industry—except for UPS, YRC and ABF and a handful of other Teamster-related companies—copes with a pending labor shortage that is bad and threatens to be even worse.
Posted on 11/12 at 01:55 PM
Third quarter deal value—for deals valued at $50 million or more—was $10.2 billion and represents 40 announced deals compared to the second quarter, which had 37 deals totaling $16.3 billion.
Posted on 11/12 at 11:07 AM
The financially-beleaguered United States Postal Service (USPS) and e-commerce giant Amazon announced yesterday that they have teamed up in a joint effort focusing on Sunday delivery in the Los Angeles and New York metropolitan areas, which kicked off last Sunday.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Trade experts say cultural dissonance may continue to complicate the relationship
Ian Hobkirk from Commonwealth Supply Chain Advisors provides insight into the intersection of the supply chain and the military on Veterans Day.
Posted on 11/11 at 12:53 AM
Friday, November 08, 2013
In a move geared towards bringing more volume to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) in 2014, the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners said yesterday it has signed off on an incentive program that will reward shipping lines bringing new container business into POLA.
October carloads—at 1,443,609—were up 1.5 percent—or 21,059 carloads— annually, and intermodal volumes were impressive, rising 6.8 percent (or 84,120 units) to 1,317,601 containers and trailers.
Economic recovery prospects in North Europe appear to be on the right track, according to the most recent edition of the North Europe Global Port Tracker report produced by maritime consultancy Hackett Associates and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 2.0 percent in August 2013 compared to August 2012 at $96.5 billion.
Posted on 11/07 at 12:39 PM
Financially struggling YRC Worldwide Inc., parent of the second-largest LTL carrier in the nation that has lost more than $2.6 billion in the last six years, has initiated discussions with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in seeking another round of wage and benefit concessions.
Posted on 11/07 at 12:00 PM
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