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By Jeff Berman · June 12, 2013
Con-way Freight, the LTL subsidiary of transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc., will implement a 5.9 percent GRI for non-contractual business that will take effect on June 24.
By Jeff Berman · June 11, 2013
The United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation yesterday approved the nomination of Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation.
By LM Staff · June 11, 2013
The average price per gallon for diesel gasoline dropped for the third straight week, falling two cents to $3.849 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Jeff Berman · June 11, 2013
Following the lead of some of its biggest competitors, FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx Freight, said this week it is raising rates for non-contractual freight in the form of GRI (general rates increases) by 4.5 percent effective, July 1.
By Patrick Burnson · June 10, 2013
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 1.1 percent in June over the same month last year, reflecting modest growth expectations as retailers head toward the back-to-school and holiday seasons, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates
By Patrick Burnson · June 10, 2013
Further evidence that West Coast ports will protect their market share after the Panama Canal expansion surfaced last week as the Los Angeles Harbor Commission adopted a 2013-14 fiscal year (FY) budget of approximately $1.1 billion for the Port of Los Angeles.
By Jeff Berman · June 7, 2013
On Monday, I will be participating in a “Meet the Editors” panel at the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association annual conference in Ponte Vedra, Fla. With the event just a few days away, it seems like a good time for a bit of a PR refresher for those of you in the public relations world on how to best send pitches to me, as well as my colleagues at Logistics Management and the other Peerless Media titles
By Jeff Berman · June 7, 2013
Toronto-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and transportation services provider Vitran Corporation Inc. said this week that it has “entered into an interline agreement with a prominent West Coast carrier” to serve its customers to California, Arizona, and Nevada as well as a similar service with a second carrier to serve Colorado.
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By Charlie Tanner · June 7, 2013
E-commerce is a boon to large retailers and lower-volume Internet fulfillment operations alike, but low read rates from automated sorting equipment can really reduce margins.
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By Charlie Tanner · June 7, 2013
The concepts of total quality management and continuous improvement have been around for decades but have only recently been successfully applied in logistics environments. Today, many companies are finding that they can strengthen their businesses by making total quality management (TQM) part of their logistics operations.
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By Charlie Tanner · June 7, 2013
Is it time to audit your customs service provider? As a company dealing with international suppliers or customers, you succeed when your supply chain functions seamlessly. Given the demands of global business and the rapid evolution of customs policies and regulations, your relationship with your broker can provide a strategic advantage - but only if your requirements are being met.
By Jeff Berman · June 7, 2013
Total U.S. carloads in May—at 1,401,584—were up 0.7 percent annually, marking the first time monthly carloads have been up annually in 16 months
By Patrick Burnson · June 6, 2013
The two ports have agreed to share strategies and best practices on topics ranging from port infrastructure, environmental and security challenges, and strategies to enhance trade competitiveness.
By Jeff Berman · June 6, 2013
In a Webcast yesterday, USPS Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Joseph Corbett explained that the financial outlook at the USPS has “created a crisis of confidence” for the Postal Service in the eyes of the marketplace, adding that the USPS “needs to as quickly as possible resolve the issues."
By Jeff Berman · June 6, 2013
Con-way Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of Con-way Inc., this week officially dedicated its new 65-door service center in Lumberton, N.C., which opened for business on March 31.

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