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Thursday, July 10, 2014

At issue in Southern California is what truckers maintain are unfair labor practices — being treated as independent contractors rather than employees.
Posted on 07/10 at 03:49 PM
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Maersk and MSC have signed a 10-year contract deal to share vessels on some of the world's busiest trade routes.
Posted on 07/10 at 02:07 PM
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LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently interviewed CarrierDirect CEO Jett McCandless about consolidation trends in the transportation and logistics sectors.
Posted on 07/10 at 10:22 AM
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Teamsters retirees from the trucking industry currently enjoy some of the most generous pensions in America—up to $3,500 a month for 30 years of service from any unionized trucking company that contributed to multiemployer pension plans that once covered the industry like a warm fuzzy financial security blanket. But those pension plans, once thought to be the “Cadillac” of all retirement plans, are in deep financial trouble. And there doesn’t appear to be any bailout coming from Washington.
Posted on 07/10 at 08:25 AM
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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

To be sure the ongoing truck driver shortage is crimping overall freight transportation production, and based on data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) that situation is unlikely to change in a meaningful way anytime soon.
Posted on 07/09 at 12:06 PM
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As negotiations between the PMA and ILWU continues, Port Tracker stated that July volumes could top 1.5 million containers, which would represent the single highest monthly volume in five years.
Posted on 07/09 at 11:31 AM
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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

A sharp spike in air cargo demand has been evident ever since the ILWU and PMA began negotiating a new contract several months ago.
Posted on 07/08 at 05:46 PM
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DHL Global Forwarding, a subsidiary of global express delivery and logistics service provider DHL recently announced the addition of 13 new locations to its global Thermonet network of Certified Life Science Stations in the Americas.
Posted on 07/08 at 11:44 AM
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Following two weeks of increases during which it saw a cumulative 3.8 cent increase, the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon of diesel dropped 0.7 cents to $3.913 per gallon.
Posted on 07/08 at 10:51 AM
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In a move geared toward expanding its global forwarding services and provide shippers with more options, UPS recently announced that it has added a Full Container Load (FCL) rail offering to its China-to-Europe services portfolio.
Posted on 07/08 at 09:03 AM
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