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Monday, April 27, 2015

Last week, the United States Department of Transportation took further steps to address various issues identified in recent train accidents involving crude oil and ethanol shipped by rail. The announcement was made by DOT with other DOT agencies, including the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).
Posted on 04/27 at 02:16 PM
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Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to interview Derek Leathers, President and Chief Operating Officer of Werner Enterprises, at this month's NASSTRAC Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando. They discussed various aspects of the truckload market, including prices, fuel, and regulations.
Posted on 04/27 at 11:21 AM
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For February, the month for which most recent data is available, the SCI dropped to -1.0 from January’s 2.6, with FTR explaining that the short term positive impact from one-time adjustments for rapidly dropping diesel prices and the suspension of the 2013 motor carriers hours-of-service expires later this year.
Posted on 04/27 at 09:23 AM
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Friday, April 24, 2015

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in March was up 1.1 percent on the heels of a revised 2.8 percent (from 3.1 percent) February decline, with the SA index at 133.5 (2000=100). This is off 0.3 percent from the all-time high for the SA of 135.8 from January 2015 and is up 5 percent annually.
Posted on 04/24 at 12:11 PM
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Intermodal volume was up 8.1 percent annually at 280,016 containers and trailers. This outpaced the week ending April 11 at 270,463 and the week ending April 4 at 271,127. AAR said this tally marks the second highest weekly output it has ever recorded as well as the first time container and trailer traffic was higher than carloads for a one-week period.
Posted on 04/24 at 10:12 AM
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Despite great opportunity for growth, the logistics market in Latin America is lagging behind other emerging markets thanks in part to its notoriety for corruption, violence, poor infrastructure and government bureaucracy.
Posted on 04/20 at 03:55 PM
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Friday, April 17, 2015

Both the mega-port of Los Angeles, and the Port of Oakland (California's third largest ocean cargo gateway, issued positive reports this month.
Posted on 04/17 at 01:07 PM
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Container lines must accelerate their internal-transformation efforts and extract more value from their alliances in order to restore profitability, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
Posted on 04/15 at 08:39 AM
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A.T. Kearney released the 2015 Global Retail E-Commerce Index, a study designed to help retailers devise successful global online retail strategies and identify market investment opportunities while understanding the tradeoffs and barriers to success.
Posted on 04/15 at 08:35 AM
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

While keeping customers content is clearly responsibility number one, the objective for every business is turning a profit, and that is where myriad challenges and issues pertaining to being in the black lie. That is a major takeaway in a report entitled “The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative,” which was prepared for JDA Software Group Inc. by PwC.
Posted on 04/14 at 09:02 AM
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