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By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2013
Earlier today, the National Industrial Transportation League submitted its comments on the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Ex Parte 711, its July 2011 request to the STB that it adopt new rules regarding reciprocal switching between Class I railroad carriers, formally known as Petition for Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules, Ex Parte 711.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2013
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 54.2 in February, which was 1.1 percent better than February and stands as the single highest PMI level since June 2011.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2013
YRC Freight, the largest subsidiary of less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, said this week that it completed an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. in which it will buy four liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks to be used in Southern California.
By Jeff Berman · March 1, 2013
Carload volume—at 278,059—was down 1.2 percent annually, and intermodal volume—at 238,083 containers and trailers—was up 11 percent.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2013
This month we dive into the details of Logistics Management’s 2013 Warehouse/DC Equipment and Technology Survey, our annual study conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that offers a comprehensive snapshot of the investment plans of managers involved in the purchase decision process of materials handlings solutions.
By Peter Moore · March 1, 2013
In a recent article by Cornelius Frolik in the Dayton Daily News, we learned that the number of licensed truck drivers in the State of Ohio dropped for the first time on record.
By Mark Pearson · March 1, 2013
In this column—the third in a series of five articles focused on dynamic operations—we look at the role and importance of adaptable structure.
By Patrick Burnson · March 1, 2013
Brian Conrad, executive administrator for the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA), is not only regarded as a “thought leader” in the ocean shipping arena, but also as a man of uncommon candor. For the past several years now, he has weathered the storm brought on by shippers’ associations challenging pricing and operations in the world’s most active—and vital—trade lane linking North America and Asia.
By Jeff Berman · February 28, 2013
When it comes to the ongoing quarrel between the American Trucking Associations and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration over the pending motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) changes, did anyone really think that ATA would not have the last word, at least for now anyhow?
By Jeff Berman · February 28, 2013
While railroads are extremely focused on safety, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said this week that representatives from major U.S. freight railroads told the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week that the possibility of implementing fully interoperable positive train control (PTC) across the more than 60,000 route miles required by the Congressionally mandated 2015 deadline is not currently feasible.
By LM Staff · February 28, 2013
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico fell 3.2 percent in December 2012 compared to December 2011 at $71.9 billion.
By Jeff Berman · February 28, 2013
Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics reported fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results yesterday and also announced that it acquired Chicago-based Covered Logistics & Transportation LLC, a non-asset third party freight brokerage business.
By Jeff Berman · February 28, 2013
This service, said UPS, provides shippers with time-in-transit improvements that leverage its existing North American freight network.
By Jeff Berman · February 27, 2013
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Dave Howland, vice president, Land Transport, for APL Logistics, to get his take on all things intermodal, the mode’s growth prospects, and how a slowly improving economy can pave the way for more intermodal success down the road.

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