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By John D. Schulz · August 7, 2013
YRC Worldwide, the largest Teamsters-covered LTL carrier, continued its financial improvement in the second quarter.
By Jeff Berman · August 7, 2013
A little more than a month ago, Association of American Railroads (AAR) President and CEO Ed Hamberger told a Senate Commerce Committee panel that the 2015 target date for railroads to install Positive Train Control (PTC) technology may be somewhat overly ambitious.
By Patrick Burnson · August 6, 2013
Communication – whether it be technological or interpersonal – is the key to advancing every port’s agenda
By Jeff Berman · August 6, 2013
The Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) reported this week in its Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report that total second quarter intermodal container and trailer movements showed annual growth, albeit not at the levels seen in the first quarter, with total movements—at 3,885,581 trailers and containers—up 2.4 percent annually.
By Patrick Burnson · August 6, 2013
The group is in active dialogue with additional, major global carriers, as well as feeder lines, that are increasingly seeing the business value of collaborating in Clean Cargo
By Bob Trebilcock · August 6, 2013
Materials handling ain't glamorous, but a recent Amazon deal shows just how far we've come.
By Jeff Berman · August 6, 2013
Diesel prices dropped for the first time in five weeks, with the average price per gallon dipping $0.6 cents to $3.909 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
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By George Kokoris · August 5, 2013
Supply chain executives and operations managers have been debating strategies for managing and integrating disparate order taking and fulfillment processes.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2013
Citing the ongoing congestion issues at the Port of New York and New Jersey in recent weeks, which has significantly slowed down cargo operations at the port, National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay last week penned a letter to leadership at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York Shipping Association, regarding the situation, which stems from the recent rollout of new computer processes by Maher Terminals, the port’s operating manager.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2013
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today that non-manufacturing activity in July had a very solid month.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2013
Following the tragic event on July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when a Montreal, Maine & Atlantic Railway train carrying crude oil derailed, resulting in a massive explosion and 47 casualties, Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the United States Department of Transportation, issued an emergency directive designed to increase rail safety.
By Jeff Berman · August 2, 2013
Trucking stakeholders holding out hope for the recently enacted motor carrier Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations to be overturned had their hopes dashed—mostly—in a ruling handed down today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
By Jeff Berman · August 2, 2013
Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the transportation and logistics sectors in the second quarter was up slightly on an annual basis, according to data released this week by Pricewaterhouse Coopers.
By LM Staff · August 2, 2013
Carload volume—at 295,532—was up 2.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 2.4 percent annually at 256,379 trailers and containers.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and U.S. ports will walk the red carpet to receive their award for outstanding service performance over the past year? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards.

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