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By Jeff Berman · June 19, 2014
While over-the-road capacity availability remains tight, the outlook is not quite as dire as it was earlier this year. That was a major theme in the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) released this week by freight transportation consultancy FTR.
By Jeff Berman · June 19, 2014
Since the new motor carrier driver Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations took effect in July 2013, there has been more than a little bit of subsequent criticism aimed at these revised regulations, specifically its restart provision.
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By Charlie Tanner · June 19, 2014
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By John D. Schulz · June 19, 2014
Lawmakers are struggling to head off a pending crisis in the Highway Trust Fund. That fund is scheduled to run out of money around July 18. That would cause another bailout of the HTF from the General Treasury, something that has happened at least six times in the past decade or so.
By Patrick Burnson · June 18, 2014
Is this is just the beginning of China’s “showing muscle” on the world stage?
By Jeff Berman · June 18, 2014
POLA reported that total volumes were up 8.2 percent annually at 689,141 TEU, and POLB volumes were up 2.7 percent at 599,509 TEU.
By Jeff Berman · June 18, 2014
Quarterly net income of $730 million was up 42 percent annually, and revenue, at $11.8 billion, was up 3 percent. Operating income at 1.18 billion was up 136 percent.
By Jeff Berman · June 18, 2014
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in May rose 1.0 percent, and compared to a year ago, the May SA was up 3.4 percent for its second-highest annual gain of 2014.
By Josh Bond · June 17, 2014
University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute reports on successful strategies for supply chain integration.University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute reports on successful strategies for supply chain integration.
By Patrick Burnson · June 17, 2014
China's Ministry of Commerce – citing anti-trust concerns – noted that the P3 Netword would control 47% of the Asia-to-Europe container shipping market, and failed to demonstrate that it would bring more benefit than harm to shippers’ interest.
By Patrick Burnson · June 17, 2014
Port productivity (or lack thereof) is becoming a key issue in the current negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers.
By John Schulz · June 17, 2014
Following the lead of its chief competitor, FedEx, Atlanta-based transportation and logistics bellwether UPS today said that effective December 29, it will also adopt dimensional pricing in the United States. Company officials said that dimensional weight will be used to calculate the billable weight of a shipment on all UPS Ground services and UPS Standard to Canada packages.
By John D. Schulz · June 17, 2014
The highly anticipated 2013 "State of Logistics" report, compiled by analyst Rosalyn Wilson and presented by Penske and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), describes last year’s logistics environment as uneven. After a slow start to 2013, mid-year shipments were strong before a very deep dive at the end of the year with not much movement in freight rates across the modes.
By LM Staff · June 17, 2014
At $3.882 per gallon, diesel dropped 1 cent from last week. Diesel prices have dipped in 12 of the last 14 weeks since hitting the 2014 year-to-date high of $4.021 reached during the week of March 10.
By Patrick Burnson · June 16, 2014
“Powerful global and national trends that are out of your (and our) control are beginning to determine how much import and export cargo will flow through West Coast ports,” says AgTC.

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