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By LM Staff · January 9, 2014
BTS said that the November Freight TSI at 116.5 is 22.8 percent higher than April 2009’s low point of 94.8 during the recession and represents an all-time high, topping September 2013’s 115.4.
By Jeff Berman · January 9, 2014
Ocean shipping giant Maersk Line, a subsidiary of A.P. Moller Maersk Group, said this week it has established SeaLand, a regional, containerized shipping company focused on the intra-Americas market.
By Jeff Berman · January 8, 2014
UP said this service will focus on growing transportation needs for the automotive manufacturing and intermodal markets, as the automotive industry continues to rebound and shift production to North America.
By John D. Schulz · January 8, 2014
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will make a major push this election year to push Congress to pass multi-year surface transportation funding programs that are due to expire at the end of the September, the nation’s top business lobbyist vowed Wednesday.
By Jeff Berman · January 8, 2014
December freight shipments—at 1.037—were down 6.2 percent compared to November, which represents the third straight decline as well as the steepest monthly decline for all of 2013.
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By Charlie Tanner · January 8, 2014
Most companies acknowledge packaging and packaging operations as significant components of their supply chains. Managers see a focus here as a means to maintain customer service levels, which continues to be a high priority. But the benefit of packaging to the supply chain predictably and literally comes at a cost. Where are shippers incurring the greatest expense?
By LM Staff · January 8, 2014
In an effort to restore its financial footing and refinance its debt load, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide is looking to collect $1.15 billion in loans, according to a Bloomberg report published yesterday.
By Jeff Berman · January 7, 2014
With a new year here, it is always good to look at the big picture when it comes to figuring out the economy, which has become an annual event, not to mention an ostensible exercise in futility, too, at times.
By John D. Schulz · January 7, 2014
UPS Freight, the nation’s fourth-largest LTL carrier, is close to securing a new five-year labor agreement with its 13,000 Teamsters in a deal that the union says will make those workers the highest-paid in the LTL sector.
By LM Staff · January 7, 2014
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico increase 4.5 percent from October 2012 to October 2013 at $103.1 billion.
By LM Staff · January 7, 2014
Diesel prices were up 0.7 cents this week, bringing the average price per gallon to $3.91, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration
By Jeff Berman · January 7, 2014
Company officials said that this investment will help Schneider to deliver what it called “truck-like” intermodal service and also provide consistent access to lightweight, quality chassis when and where shippers need them, which it said has been an ongoing issued in the intermodal sector.
By Jeff Berman · January 6, 2014
The ISM’s index to measure growth—the NMI—dipped only 0.9 percent from November to December, coming in at 53.0. A reading above 50 represents growth. ISM said that economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in December for the 48th consecutive month.
By Jeff Berman · January 6, 2014
XPO Logistics said today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dublin, Ohio-based Pacer International, a freight transportation and logistics services provider and the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 3, 2014
When it comes to e-fulfillment, it's not enough to pick and pack the order. We need to remember that the process isn't complete until the customer gets the order.

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