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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

A report issued today by the National Research Council’s Transportation Research Board (TRB) takes the freight railroad sector to task, stating that current federal railroad regulations have not “kept pace with the industry’s transformation” and need to be replaced with a system that better matches what is needed today.
Posted on 06/10 at 01:36 PM
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In passing a Transportation and House and Urban Appropriations Development (T-HUD) appropriations bill yesterday, the United States House of Representatives received plaudits from the trucking sector for two provisions included in the bill’s language that the American Trucking Associations said “are critical for improving the safety and efficiency of the trucking industry.”
Posted on 06/10 at 10:16 AM
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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

The most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates point to closer levels of normalcy at United States-based retail container ports on the heels of a recently inked West Coast port labor agreement between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU).
Posted on 06/09 at 10:53 AM
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While physical threats to international sea and air cargo gateways have been top of mind ever since the events of 9/11, security analysts say more attention should be given to reduce exposure to internet penetration and hacking attacks. Should existing cyber security processes be compromised, they add, a cascading effect might be created, thereby disrupting huge segments of any given supply chain.
Posted on 06/09 at 08:47 AM
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Following its April announcement that it planned to acquire Lyon, France-based 3PL Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.53 billion, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said yesterday that the acquisition has been made official.
Posted on 06/09 at 08:34 AM
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The average price per gallon saw a 2.5 cent decline to $2.884 per gallon, following a 0.5 cent decrease last week, which followed six straight weeks of falling prices for a cumulative 16-cent drop.
Posted on 06/09 at 07:43 AM
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Monday, June 08, 2015

Late last week, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) formally released its long-awaited Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study, which was a requirement of the current federal surface transportation bill known as Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). While the objectives of the study were ambitious, its findings did not yield anything of true significance, because of what DOT called data limitations.
Posted on 06/08 at 12:28 PM
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said last week that POLA and Cargomatic and POLA are testing Cargomatic’s mobile app to accelerate the flow of containerized cargo at the port, which POLA said is key for increasing supply chain efficiency.
Posted on 06/08 at 10:40 AM
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Friday, June 05, 2015

As West Coast ports get back to a sense of normalcy on the heels of a nine-month labor disruption that that had a major impact of port throughput and operations, the inbound supply chain, and the economy, new legislation introduced this week aims to ensure that the situation that led to that predicament does not happen again in the future.
Posted on 06/05 at 12:15 PM
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Starting with the 2017 model year, new Class 8 truck configurations will have to be outfitted with electronic stability controls (ESC) that backers and regulators say will sharply curtail truck rollovers.
Posted on 06/05 at 11:05 AM
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