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By Patrick Burnson · November 21, 2013
Fourteen consecutive quarters of declining vacancies in the warehouse sector highlight the U.S. industrial real estate market’s momentum through the third quarter of 2013, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
By John Schulz · November 21, 2013
Financially ailing YRC Corp., parent of the second-largest group of LTL carriers, is asking its 26,000 Teamsters employees to continue working at a 15 percent wage reduction and benefits cuts through 2018 in a labor proposal company officials have describe as vital to the future of the 87-year-old company.
By Jeff Berman · November 20, 2013
Commerce reported that October retail sales at $428.1 billion were up 0.4 percent compared to September and up 3.9 percent compared to October 2012, and the NRF reported that October retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 2.5 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from September and were up 4.2 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
By Jeff Berman · November 20, 2013
Amid a still topsy-turvy economic outlook truck tonnage volumes appear to holding up pretty well, according to data released by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) earlier this week.
By Jeff Berman · November 20, 2013
EIA reported that the price per gallon for diesel dropped 1 cent to $3.822 per gallon, marking the fourth straight week prices have fallen
By Patrick Burnson · November 20, 2013
E2open joins many leading, global businesses that have earned the prestigious ISO 27001 certification, including Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce.com
By Jeff Berman · November 19, 2013
It is not a secret that high-tech supply chains are among the most fluid and complicated as they are faced with myriad challenges in getting their goods from production to purchase. These challenges and ways in which high-tech logistics executives address them were front and center in the fourth annual global UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain survey released today by UPS.
By Patrick Burnson · November 16, 2013
Houston is the tenth-largest port in the world by volume, and is playing an increasingly important role in America’s rebirth as a producer of energy-related exports
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2013
Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said today it has brought Atlanta-based Optima Service Solutions LLC into the fold for $26.6 million.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2013
The Netherlands-based company said today that CEO Marv Schlanger will retire on January 2, 2014 and will be replaced by Xavier Urbain, a former executive at Kuehne+Nagel.
By LM Staff · November 15, 2013
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.8 percent from August to September. This is the third straight month the Freight TSI has gone up.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2013
Clean Energy Fuels Corp inked a multi-year bulk fueling agreement in which it will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to two Texas-based private stations owned by transportation and logistics giant UPS in Mesquite and Houston and also will open three of its America’s Natural Gas Highway stations in Amarillo, Mesquite, and San Antonio, Texas to support the UPS over-the-road fleet. And it also said that Clean Energy in a separate agreement with UPS will open three of its America’s Natural Gas Highway stations in Amarillo, Mesquite, and San Antonio, Texas to support the UPS over-the-road fleet.
By LM Staff · November 15, 2013
Carload volume—at 297,581—was up 4.9 percent annually, and intermodal—at 265,259 trailers and containers—was up 6.3 percent.
By Jeff Berman · November 14, 2013
Class I railroad carrier CSX and GE Transportation heralded a partnership that will focus on exploring emissions-cutting and efficiency advancements through the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) technology for locomotives.
By Jeff Berman · November 14, 2013
The overall decline in diesel prices remains unchanged, with the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting this week that the average price per gallon of diesel fell 2.5 cents to $3.832.

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