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By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2013
The February edition of the Cass Freight Index report released today by Cass Information Systems showed some signs of improvement, especially when compared to previous months.
By John D. Schulz · March 6, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation is establishing a National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) and soliciting nominations from industry and state officials for membership. The NFAC will provide advice and recommendations on freight issues.
By Patrick Burnson · March 5, 2013
Majority of manufacturers plan to beat 2012 revenue records, keep capital investments strong, and bring international sourcing closer to the U.S.
By Patrick Burnson · March 5, 2013
United Cargo, one of the world's largest belly carriers, announced it will accept two new tracking and monitoring devices on its entire mainline jet fleet of nearly 700 aircraft linking 381 airports across six continents.
By Jeff Berman · March 5, 2013
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today that non-manufacturing activity in February hit its highest level in a year, with non-manufacturing activity growing for the 38th consecutive month.
By John Schulz · March 5, 2013
Following meetings last week in Kansas City between ABF representatives and the Teamsters national negotiating committee, the Teamsters said that some progress has been made in that ABF has withdrawn its initial proposal and agreed to work from the existing agreement, as well as reaching tentative agreements on what it called various non-controversial items.
By LM Staff · March 5, 2013
On the heels of six consecutive weekly increases, diesel prices saw a decline for the week of March 4, according to data released by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Jeff Berman · March 5, 2013
Vitran officials said the purchase price for SCO is $97 million in cash, adding that it has used a portion of the cash to fully reduce its debt under its senior revolving credit facility.
By Patrick Burnson · March 4, 2013
Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and Engineering (MS-SCME) is now available online through the W. P. Carey School of Business Arizona State University
By Jeff Berman · March 4, 2013
Air cargo transportation services provider Forward Air Inc. said today it has acquired Grand Haven, Michigan-based Total Quality Inc. (TCI), a provider of maximum security and temperature-controlled services for pharmaceutical and life sciences shippers.
By Jeff Berman · March 4, 2013
Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)last week introduced a bill—The American Infrastructure Investment Fund Act of 2013—that they said would leverage federal investment to rebuild and expand transportation infrastructure and create American jobs.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2013
Our annual survey finds the industry steadying for a new, slower pace of growth following the release of pent-up demand after the downturn. Yet even as planned spending inside the four walls drops off, facility activity is the highest since 2007—signaling that “doing more with less” has stuck.
By John D. Schulz · March 1, 2013
Truckload carriers are increasing their fleet capacity to provide more dedicated truck options to solve complex shipper operations and eliminate volatility—and everybody seems to be happy.
By Bridget McCrea · March 1, 2013
Our technology correspondent examines the current state of the warehouse management systems (WMS) market, explores key trends driving the industry, and highlights the new, smarter capabilities that are just around the corner for both vendors and users.
<p>“Forwarder’s overall end-to end, port-to-door, door-to-door, and information management capabilities need to be emphasized in making solid provider selections.”<br />
— Evan Armstrong</p> By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2013
Freight intermediaries are no longer happy waiting in the wings, and that’s great news for shippers who want deeper engagement as extra emphasis is placed on U.S. exports over the coming years.

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