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By Patrick Burnson · February 25, 2014
As reported here in recent weeks, the Retail Industry Leaders Association has long been championing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). RILA’s vice president for international trade was in Singapore for the talks with the twelve countries, meeting with negotiators and other stakeholders this week and issued another ringing endorsement.
By Jeff Berman · February 25, 2014
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems (RRTS) continues to remain highly active on the acquisition front, announcing yesterday it purchased Little Rock, Arkansas-based Rich Logistics, a provider of truckload and expedited services.
By Jeff Berman · February 25, 2014
Total fourth quarter revenue for XPO Logistics—at $257.2—was up 137.1 percent. For all of 2013, XPO’s total revenue of $702.3 million marked a 152.1 percent annual increase, with a net loss of $48.5 million, which exceeded a 2012 net loss of $20.3 million.
By Jeff Berman · February 25, 2014
Diesel prices rose for the fifth straight week, with the average price per gallon up 2.8 cents to $4.017 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Over the course of the last five weeks, the average price per gallon has risen a cumulative 14.4 cents.
By Jeff Berman · February 25, 2014
CHRW said this office will serve as a “key step in developing the Austrian market as well as improving and expanding the C.H. Robinson office network across Europe” and will be concentrated on European road transportation.
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By Charlie Tanner · February 24, 2014
Leading facility managers and operations professionals are scrutinizing energy use and re-evaluating traditional lighting choices - even HIF - in search of energy savings. This Guide lays out a step-by-step approach to evaluating alternatives and comparing 'apples to apples' to ensure that you find a solution that best meets your lighting needs.
By Patrick Burnson · February 24, 2014
A new report, Perspectives on Supply Chain, from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) says that the favorable economic conditions could present critical issues for the supply chain of the future.
By John D. Schulz · February 24, 2014
Lane Kidd, the highly respected president of the Arkansas Trucking Association since 1992, is leaving the organization to devote his full energies to The Kidd Group, LLC, a business investment and public affairs firm he created in 2013.
By John D. Schulz · February 21, 2014
Charles W. “Wick” Moorman told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce second annual infrastructure that he was “optimistic” that new and improved methods of hauling crude on rails will be found that will make the system even safer.
By LM Staff · February 21, 2014
POLA kicked off 2014 with a 2.5 percent annual gain in January at 685,550 TEU, and POLB was down 1.4 percent annually at 528,884 TEU.
By LM Staff · February 21, 2014
Carloads—at 270,632—dropped 2.9 percent annually, and intermodal was down 5.7 percent at 236,625 containers and trailers.
By John D. Schulz · February 20, 2014
The United States is facing “a massive infrastructure deficit” that will cripple the U.S. economy and stunt the economic recovery, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has declared.
By Jeff Berman · February 20, 2014
Various cargo and port productivity issues have prompted the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) to call on leadership at the Port of New York/New Jersey over disruptions occurring at the port which RILA Vice President, Government Affairs Kelly Kolb said in a letter to the port’s Executive Director Patrick J. Foye and Deputy Executive Director Deborah L. Grammiccioni have had damaging consequences on the delivery of retailers’ goods.
By Jeff Berman · February 20, 2014
The impact of this once in a lifetime winter simply cannot be understated when viewing how it has impacted myriad facets of daily life and freight transportation operations, too, of course. What Old Man Winter has wrought early in the year looking at metrics like sluggish retail sales and declining truck tonnage is obvious to say the least. And while it will not last forever, its impact remains intact for now anyway.
By Jeff Berman · February 19, 2014
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) truck tonnage in January dropped 4.3 percent, following a 0.8 percent drop in December, and the not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index, which represents the change in tonnage actually hauled by fleets before any seasonal adjustment was 122.3 in January.

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