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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.
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

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