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By LM Staff · February 28, 2014
Carloads—at 281,678—were up 3.1 percent compared to the same week a year ago, and intermodal was up 6.4 percent annually at 253,358 containers and trailers.
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By Charlie Tanner · February 27, 2014
New thinking, new regulations and new technology are re-defining pickup and delivery based on optimizing customer service and satisfaction. Until now, pickup and delivery technology could be described as: "scan-on, scan-off." The new generation of technology has come a long way, and the industry and its customers are benefiting greatly.
By Jeff Berman · February 27, 2014
In a year that was replete with labor-related and financing issues, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide reported relatively solid earnings for the fourth quarter and 2013 year-end.
By Jeff Berman · February 27, 2014
In a speech at the Union Depot train station in St. Paul, Minnesota yesterday, President Barack Obama again called for increased investment in transportation infrastructure as a way to spur job creation and repairing and modernizing the nation’s roads, bridges, railways, and transit systems.
By Jeff Berman · February 26, 2014
The Department of Transportation said today that its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program will make $600 million available to fund United States-based transportation projects.
By LM Staff · February 26, 2014
With a sharp eye on safety in the wake of tragic accidents from crude by rail (CBR) operations, major U.S.-based Class I railroads and United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx recently rolled out what they described as a rail operations safety initiative comprised of new voluntary operating standards for moving crude by rail.
By John D. Schulz · February 26, 2014
The federal board that oversees labor relations is proposing a sweeping change to the way union elections are held, much to the chagrin of non-union trucking companies who say their ability to fight back will be compromised.
By Patrick Burnson · February 25, 2014
As reported here in recent weeks, the Retail Industry Leaders Association has long been championing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). RILA’s vice president for international trade was in Singapore for the talks with the twelve countries, meeting with negotiators and other stakeholders this week and issued another ringing endorsement.
By Jeff Berman · February 25, 2014
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems (RRTS) continues to remain highly active on the acquisition front, announcing yesterday it purchased Little Rock, Arkansas-based Rich Logistics, a provider of truckload and expedited services.
By Jeff Berman · February 25, 2014
Total fourth quarter revenue for XPO Logistics—at $257.2—was up 137.1 percent. For all of 2013, XPO’s total revenue of $702.3 million marked a 152.1 percent annual increase, with a net loss of $48.5 million, which exceeded a 2012 net loss of $20.3 million.
By Jeff Berman · February 25, 2014
Diesel prices rose for the fifth straight week, with the average price per gallon up 2.8 cents to $4.017 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Over the course of the last five weeks, the average price per gallon has risen a cumulative 14.4 cents.
By Jeff Berman · February 25, 2014
CHRW said this office will serve as a “key step in developing the Austrian market as well as improving and expanding the C.H. Robinson office network across Europe” and will be concentrated on European road transportation.
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By Charlie Tanner · February 24, 2014
Leading facility managers and operations professionals are scrutinizing energy use and re-evaluating traditional lighting choices - even HIF - in search of energy savings. This Guide lays out a step-by-step approach to evaluating alternatives and comparing 'apples to apples' to ensure that you find a solution that best meets your lighting needs.
By Patrick Burnson · February 24, 2014
A new report, Perspectives on Supply Chain, from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) says that the favorable economic conditions could present critical issues for the supply chain of the future.
By John D. Schulz · February 24, 2014
Lane Kidd, the highly respected president of the Arkansas Trucking Association since 1992, is leaving the organization to devote his full energies to The Kidd Group, LLC, a business investment and public affairs firm he created in 2013.

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