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By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2013
Carloads—at 1,145,353—were up 1.3 percent, and intermodal—at 1,007,549 trailers and containers—was up 7.8 percent.
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2013
Earlier this week, Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced legislation that would gradually increase the existing federal fuel tax levels by 15 cents over the next three years.
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2013
With the House and Senate conferees focused on reconciling their respective versions of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), there appears to be a true sense of urgency when it comes to getting as bill signed into law, something which has not happened for this type of legislation since 2007.
By Jeff Berman · December 4, 2013
Despite seeing sequential declines for its key metrics, non-manufacturing activity again showed growth in November, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · December 4, 2013
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Bill Logue, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload subsidiary of FedEx, at the NITL/IANA Transcomp event in Houston about various industry topics, including rates, regulation, and infrastructure, among others.
By Jeff Berman · December 4, 2013
It comes as no surprise that shale gas has the potential to play a key role in the domestic freight transportation landscape.
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By Charlie Tanner · December 3, 2013
We asked organizations from around the world, what advice they would give their peers on improving response time to customer inquiries and complaints using Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
By Jeff Berman · December 3, 2013
ODFL is calling for an annual increase tons per day in the 9.5 percent-to-ten percent range, which is ahead of a previous forecast of 9 percent-to-ten percent growth
By LM Staff · December 3, 2013
The average price per gallon rose 3.9 cents to $3.883 per gallon, following last week’s 2.2 cent increase, which was the first time prices rose in 11 weeks
By Jeff Berman · December 3, 2013
Even though supply chain professionals pride themselves on providing exemplary service and execution during this time of year in advance of the holiday season, a survey recently released by Capgemini found that there are myriad issues when it comes to keeping customers content with delivery and ordering processes.
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By Charlie Tanner · December 3, 2013
We asked manufacturers from around the world, “What advice would you give peers to reduce costs and improve efficiencies in the supply chain?” Find out what they said.
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By Charlie Tanner · December 3, 2013
LEDs have unique and compelling characteristics that make them ideal for industrial lighting applications. But there are a variety of misconceptions about LEDs, how well they work, how long they last, and more.
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By Charlie Tanner · December 2, 2013
We asked organizations from around the world, what advice they would give their peers on gaining better visibility into marketing campaigns using Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Find out what they said. Download volume two of our "Notes from the Field" series with 6 pieces of advice and much more, on marketing visibility.
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By Charlie Tanner · December 2, 2013
When collaboration is done right, companies can respond more quickly to potential inventory shortages, unexpected upside, shipment delays, and unexpected disruptions. Learn how effective communications combined with real-time visibility across suppliers and trading partners is critical to achieving sustainable supply chain success.
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By Charlie Tanner · December 2, 2013
You face increasing challenges in today's competitive environment as customers require greater flexibility and insist on timely delivery.
Keeping your mobile workforce connected is essential to meeting these demands and protecting them on the road. At the same time, your business is facing creeping fuel costs and growing traffic congestion, and crumbling infrastructure.

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