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By Jeff Berman · May 12, 2014
Late last week, a foursome of Congressional lawmakers heavily involved in domestic transportation policy hailed a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on the Water Resources and Development Act (WRDA) conference report.
By Jeff Berman · May 12, 2014
Despite what it is happening in the economy, one thing has remained constant over the years: the steady hold, and gains, in freight transportation market share held by the trucking sector.
By Patrick Burnson · May 12, 2014
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) released a meta-analysis of research on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), revealing the state of knowledge about the landmark trade agreement’s impacts on trade, energy and the environment.
By Patrick Burnson · May 12, 2014
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data showing air freight markets in March were up 5.9 percent compared to a year ago and capacity grew 3.4 percent.
By Mike Regan · May 9, 2014
Through my engagement in industry associations such as TIA, NASSTRAC and the NIT League, I have the opportunity to periodically talk with our political leaders and government officials in order to learn about and understand the issues affecting shippers, brokers, and third parties. I recently conducted an interview with Administrator Anne Ferro, who has responsibility for leading the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (or FMCSA), and she shared some valuable insights about the issues FMCSA is addressing.
By LM Staff · May 9, 2014
Carloads in April—at 1,481,586—were up 88,801 carloads or 6.4 percent annually, and intermodal—at 1,316,176 trailers and containers—was up 108,485 units or 9 percent compared to April 2013.
By Jeff Berman · May 9, 2014
The first quarter of 2014 did not pick up where the fourth quarter of 2013 left off when it comes to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the transportation and logistics sectors, according to PwC US’s report, “Intersections: First Quarter 2014 global transportation and logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis.”
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2014
Are things what they seem when we look at how the economy currently stands? Given what we have seen and experienced in recent years, it remains as valid a question as ever, it seems.
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2014
Revenue was down 8.9 percent annually at $1.865 billion, and adjusted EBITDA saw a 7.3 percent increase to $43 million.
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2014
Following signs that freight transportation market conditions may be on the mend after a difficult winter, the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems Inc. helped to confirm that trend with a strong overall performance in April.
By Patrick Burnson · May 7, 2014
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its 2014 Salary Survey that revealed a decrease in salary for the average professional, and the fact that compensation was the most important factor for job candidates evaluating job opportunities in the supply chain industry.
By Patrick Burnson · May 7, 2014

By Jeff Berman · May 7, 2014
Growth is anticipated in the coming months at U.S. retail container ports despite some looming challenges along the way, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · May 7, 2014
The outlook for growth in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors for the remainder of 2014 can be described as very good. That is the general thesis of the Spring 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) this week.
By Jeff Berman · May 6, 2014
A recent Wall Street Journal (WSJ) article noted that Amazon is testing its own delivery network for “last-mile” services in San Francisco, with plans to do the same in Los Angeles and New York.

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