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By LM Staff · October 8, 2013
With a 2.2 cent decrease, the average price per gallon is now $3.897, said EIA. This comes on the heels of 3 cent, 2.5 cent, and 0.7 cent declines, bringing the cumulative decrease over the last four weeks to 8.4 cents.
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2013
A moderate economic recovery and a United States federal government shutdown do not appear to be enough to prevent holiday season-related import activity from posting an annual gain, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 8, 2013
MHI unveiled the first draft of the Material Handling & Logistics U.S. Roadmap at its annual meeting in Orlando last week.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2013
In the second quarter edition of its Trucking Activity Report, the ATA said that the annualized turnover rate at large truckload fleets is now at 99 percent, up two percent from the first quarter. This marks the highest point for driver turnover at large truckload fleets since the third quarter of 2012 and is slightly ahead of 2012’s annual rate of 98 percent.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2013
Even with gains occurring for both freight shipments and expenditures annually and sequentially in the month of September, the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index report released today indicated that does not necessarily translate into true economic growth.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2013
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS recently rolled out new shipment service levels for its Temperature True Portfolio, which is comprised of various services focused on protecting temperature-sensitive healthcare products, which includes quality assurance support and 24/7 control tower monitoring.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2013
Con-way Freight, the LTL subsidiary of transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc., recently announced it will be making a major expansion into central Texas, saying it will build a $3.7 million 48-door, 18,870 square-foot service center in Robinson, Texas.
By Patrick Burnson · October 7, 2013
Both major Southern California ocean cargo gateways are now searching for new executive directors.
By Jeff Berman · October 4, 2013
The AAR reported that September carloads—at 1,159,784—were up 0.7 percent over September 2012, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 4.4 percent annually with 1,027,522 containers and trailers.
By Patrick Burnson · October 4, 2013
In keeping with emerging market forecasts posted here by leading trade analysts, port authorities estimate that 30,000 Ford vehicles will be exported through Portland to China for the first time.
By Jeff Berman · October 4, 2013
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider UTi Worldwide (UTIW) recently said it is now providing warehousing capabilities for shippers that require warehousing and distribution without having their own distribution facility.
By Jeff Berman · October 3, 2013
Following two strong months of non-manufacturing activity in July and August, September dipped down a bit but remained in a good place, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.
By Patrick Burnson · October 3, 2013
The Port of Oakland’s newly-appointed executive director, Chris Lytle, gives a major address at an industry luncheon today to outline his vision. Meanwhile, the port he left behind – Long Beach – struggles to find a replacement.
By Jeff Berman · October 3, 2013
The NRF said it expects holiday sales to increase 3.9 percent to $602.1 million compared to the actual 3.5 percent growth in 2012, adding that this tops the 10-year average holiday sales growth of 3.3 percent. Holiday sales—as defined by the NRF—are sales in the months of November and December.
By LM Staff · October 2, 2013
According to IHS Global Insight economists, the manufacturing sector is looking better, but not that good.

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