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Monday, October 20, 2014

The long-simmering court battle over whether FedEx Ground’s workers are independent contractors or employees appears headed to the appellate courts—and maybe the U.S. Supreme Court.
Posted on 10/20 at 01:23 AM
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Carload volume headed up 4.3 percent to 298,376, and intermodal units, at 273,376 containers and trailers were up 4.8 percent annually.
Posted on 10/17 at 07:32 AM
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

In light on various service-related freight railroad service issues, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) recently announced it is now requiring Class I railroads to publicly file weekly data reports on service performance. These weekly reports are slated to begin on October 22.
Posted on 10/16 at 01:00 PM
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According to its data, spot market volume for the month of September was up 32 percent on an annual basis and set a new record for the 14th straight month, with gains for each of the three equipment categories it tracks, including load availability for: dry vans up 42 percent; refrigerated (reefer) up 24 percent; and flatbed volume up 46 percent.
Posted on 10/16 at 09:40 AM
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, two of the largest non-union LTL carriers in the nation, are battling organizing efforts by the Teamsters union in a closely watched unionization effort.
Posted on 10/15 at 01:36 PM
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With the holiday shopping set to gear up in a few weeks, it looks like the retail sector could use a seasonal spark based on declining retail sales in September, according to data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Posted on 10/15 at 10:16 AM
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CSX reported it had record third quarter earnings of $509 million or $0.51 per share, which was up 10.6 percent annually over $455 million and $0.45 per share and ahead of Wall Street estimates of $0.48 per share.
Posted on 10/15 at 09:08 AM
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Port staff was directed by the full Harbor Commission at the urging of Slangerup to come up with a proposal within 30 days to obtain additional chassis.
Posted on 10/15 at 08:05 AM
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Dropping 3.5 cents, the average price per gallon now stands at $3.698, which is 32.3 cents below the 2014 high of $4.021 during the week of March 10. The average price per gallon is down 18.8 cents year-over-year.
Posted on 10/15 at 07:50 AM
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

With holiday-related e-commerce sales expected to head up, supply chain stakeholders are putting a heavy focus on forecasting, planning, and preparation for whatever comes their way.
Posted on 10/14 at 11:51 AM
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