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By Jeff Berman · May 28, 2014
Missing somewhere amid the recent hubbub regarding the positive steps being taken by both Congress (and the White House, for that matter) in terms of advancing legislation that would help keep the current federal authorization intact for maybe the next several years, is some good, old fashioned pessimism.
By LM Staff · May 28, 2014
The average price per gallon fell 0.9 cents to $3.925 per gallon, following declines of 1.4 cents, 1.6 cents, and 1.1 cents, respectively, over the previous three weeks, for a cumulative 5 cent drop over the last four weeks.
By Patrick Burnson · May 28, 2014
A new report from JLL posits the idea that retail supply chain managers will become increasingly reliant on the conversion of brick-and-mortar stores to fulfilment centers providing package pick-up and ship-from-store services.
By LM Staff · May 27, 2014
The United States Senate last week signed off on H.R. 3080 The Water Resources Act of 2014 by a 91-7 margin last week. The bill will now head to the White House to be signed into law by President Obama, which is widely expected by industry stakeholders.
By Bob Trebilcock · May 27, 2014
Supply chain leading the way is the theme of this year's conference
By Bob Trebilcock · May 27, 2014
The world will face formidable resource challenges in the future. While many are predicting stagnating economic growth and the depletion of resources, Stefan Heck, co-Author of Resource Revolution, believes these represent the biggest business opportunity in a century. Here’s why.
By Jeff Berman · May 23, 2014
When it comes to how the harsh winter weather impacted manufacturing and non-manufacturing operations, it was not nearly as dire as it was for freight transportation and logistics, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast that was issued earlier this month.
By LM Staff · May 23, 2014
Carloads were up 4.4 percent at 298,932, and intermodal was up 6.8 percent at 267,061.
By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2014
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace and its company-owned intermodal marketing company (IMC) Celtic International recently announced they have expanded its cross-border and intra-Mexico intermodal services, which they said will provide shippers with a more thorough U.S.-Mexico service into and out of Mexico.
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By Charlie Tanner · May 22, 2014
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By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2014
Affiliates of Eagle Merchant Partners, a private equity firm in Atlanta with a concentration southeast U.S.-based middle-market buyouts, acquired Austin, Texas-based LSO (Lone Star Overnight), a parcel delivery company.
By Jeff Berman · May 22, 2014
The much anticipated P3 Network vessel-sharing agreement, whose objective is to give ocean carrier heavyweights Maersk, MSC, and CMA CGM the ability to discuss and agree on the size, number and operational characteristics of vessels to be operated on transatlantic and transpacific trade lanes between the U.S. and Asia, North Europe and the Mediterranean, will be getting a later start than originally thought.
By Jeff Berman · May 21, 2014
Tight capacity in the freight transportation market continues to be the norm, and that theme was no exception in the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from FTR.
By Jeff Berman · May 20, 2014
On an annual basis, the April seasonally-adjusted truck tonnage index was up 4.8 percent, marking its biggest annual gains for any month in 2014. And on a year-to-date basis SA tonnage is up 2.9 percent through April.
By LM Staff · May 20, 2014
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dipped 1.4 cents to $3.934 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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