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By Jeff Berman · December 11, 2013
XPO Logistics has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NLM, the largest provider of Web-based expedited transportation in North America from Jacksonville, Fla.-based Landstar System.
By LM Staff · December 11, 2013
New monthly report offers fresh insight into U.S. export and import container activity and trends
By Jeff Berman · December 11, 2013
As has been the case in its respective monthly manufacturing and non-manufacturing reports on business, continued growth remains in the cards for 2014, according to the December 2013 Semiannual Economic Forecast released this week by the Institute for Supply Management.
By Jeff Berman · December 10, 2013
Toronto-based less-than-truckload carrier and transportation services provider Vitran Corporation Inc. announced this week that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Manitoulin Transport Inc., a Pembroke, Ontario-based provider of LTL transportation services.
By LM Staff · December 10, 2013
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped 0.4 cents to $3.879 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).This snapped a two-week stretch in which prices headed up a cumulative 6.1 cents.
By Jeff Berman · December 10, 2013
Boosted by some promising signs in the United States economy, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates is calling for a positive end to 2013 in terms of annual import growth at U.S.-based retail container ports.
By John D. Schulz · December 9, 2013
Ballots are going out Tuesday to about 26,000 Teamsters on continuation of a wage and pension concession package that will save the ailing carrier about $100 million annually. Results of the rank-and-file vote will be announced Jan. 8 and could go a long way in determining the future of 80-year-old YRC, which has lost in excess of $2.6 billion in the last decade.
By Jeff Berman · December 9, 2013
Alan Gershenhorn, senior vice president of Worldwide Sales, Marketing and Strategy for UPS, says e-commerce has significantly changed how retailers fulfill orders and replenish stock—whether at the store, an online storefront or from a distribution center.
By Jeff Berman · December 9, 2013
The thesis of “better things to come in 2014” in North Europe remained intact, according to the most recent edition of the North Europe Global Port Tracker report produced by maritime consultancy Hackett Associates and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
By Patrick Burnson · December 9, 2013
Recent developments demonstrate that the World Trade Organization is not such a dysfunctional entity after all.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2013
Unifor said yesterday that a tentative deal has been reached for a new contract for DHL Express members in Canada.
By Jeff Berman · December 6, 2013
The trend of bumpy end-of-the-year economic activity remained intact in November, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report.
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.

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