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By Jeff Berman · March 21, 2013
The Surface Transportation Board this week said that it declined a petition filed by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), whom was requesting that the STB institute a rulemaking proceeding to consider reintroducing indirect competition as a fact or in determining the reasonableness of rail rates for coal transportation.
By Jeff Berman · March 20, 2013
Con-way released an update on first quarter trends at Con-way Freight, its less-than-truckload unit, which it said could collectively reduce Freight’s quarterly operating income by roughly $14 million.
By Josh Bond · March 20, 2013
Earlier this month, a collection of industry associations announced a plan to develop a roadmap for the future of materials handling and logistics in the United States.
By Jeff Berman · March 20, 2013
Despite solid performances from its Ground and Freight units, fiscal third quarter earnings for transportation and parcel bellwether FedEx were down overall on an annual basis, with quarterly net income—at $361 million—down 31 percent.
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By Charlie Tanner · March 19, 2013
Hazen Transport wanted to improve their efficiency and speed while also being able to commingle deliveries for multiple customers in one truckload. They needed a new scanning solution and software to support these goals. The Motorola MC65 gave Hazen Transport the capabilities to strategically grow their customer base, and save money through increased driver efficiency.
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By Charlie Tanner · March 19, 2013
Whether you're shipping auto brakes, consumer appliance parts, paper or simply packaging material, there are incredible intricacies to cross-border transit - from documentation standards and customs issues, to specific requirements for certain types of shipments. Getting it right is essential: timely delivery impacts production south of the border. To help, we've put together this strategy guide for making your intermodal shipments into Mexico smoother.
By Jeff Berman · March 19, 2013
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today that trucking volumes showed modest gains in February.
By Jeff Berman · March 19, 2013
In an effort to pre-inspect truck-hauled cargo between the United States and Canada, the countries last week issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Canada’s Ministry of Public Safety and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to launch a truck cargo pre-inspection pilot program in Canada.
By Jeff Berman · March 19, 2013
Following declines of 4.2 cents and 2.9 cents, respectively, over the last two weeks, the EIA reported that diesel prices this week dipped 4.1 cents to $4.047 per gallon. Over the last three weeks, priced have dropped a cumulative 11.2 cents.
By Jeff Berman · March 18, 2013
Zepol data indicates United States-bound containerized vessel imports were mixed for the month of February, with imports down sequentially and up annually.
By Jeff Berman · March 18, 2013
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider MIQ Logistics announced earlier this month that it has opened a Laredo, Texas-based facility which it said will focus on serving shippers’ cross-border supply chain needs.
By Jeff Berman · March 18, 2013
Speaking specifically to IANA’s reported container growth in the fourth quarter, an intermodal expert explained that while a headline in regards to a record number of domestic containers—as a data point—is true, there are also other things to keep in mind.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2013
As the defence budgets of leading countries around the world are cut, anti-piracy operations are being hard hit. The US could be the latest country to cut anti-piracy spending, meaning a further reduction to the forces patrolling the area around Somalia.
By John D. Schulz · March 15, 2013
The government’s proposed changes to the complex truck driver hours of service regulations had their day in court on the Ides of March and certainly anybody that expected clarity on the issue should have been beware.
By Patrick Burnson · March 15, 2013
In response to global challenges faced by most businesses throughout the past few years, freight forwarders have adjusted their business models in response to adverse economic demands.

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