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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

As reported here in recent weeks, the Retail Industry Leaders Association has long been championing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). RILA’s vice president for international trade was in Singapore for the talks with the twelve countries, meeting with negotiators and other stakeholders this week and issued another ringing endorsement.
Posted on 02/25 at 03:14 PM
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

The impact of this once in a lifetime winter simply cannot be understated when viewing how it has impacted myriad facets of daily life and freight transportation operations, too, of course. What Old Man Winter has wrought early in the year looking at metrics like sluggish retail sales and declining truck tonnage is obvious to say the least. And while it will not last forever, its impact remains intact for now anyway.
Posted on 02/20 at 03:13 AM
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Monday, February 17, 2014

While we honor past presidents today, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is calling upon the nation’s current chief executive to move on his promise to promote U.S. exports.
Posted on 02/17 at 07:14 AM
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Friday, February 14, 2014

The FMCSA is committed to getting unsafe truckers off the road, and Administrator Ferro has, in essence, put shippers on notice. Stop playing Russian Roulette with trucks! If your company uses even one unsafe carrier, and something bad happens, your company will pay a price and (in the words of Administrator Ferro) be “held accountable.”
Posted on 02/14 at 02:34 AM
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Monday, February 10, 2014

The freight market is starting to heat up, and smart shippers need to evaluate their supply chain strategies if they are going to control their costs before it’s too late.
Posted on 02/10 at 01:56 AM
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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

A staggering 40 percent of big-box industrial requirements are correlated to e-commerce; a sector growing globally by 20 percent each year.
Posted on 02/05 at 01:02 PM
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Friday, January 31, 2014

Since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) formally rolled out its new trucking Hours-of-Service (HOS) regulations, and in advance of their debut really, there has been and remains a large amount of differing opinions about why these rules were needed, if they really took into account the day-to-day travails of trucking, and, of course, the safety reasons that came with these new rules.
Posted on 01/31 at 06:09 AM
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Thursday, January 30, 2014

According to research published recently by CDP and Accenture, companies are increasingly recognizing climate risk in their supply chains. But investment in emissions reductions programs is going down.
Posted on 01/30 at 05:15 AM
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

When the commercial real estate service Cushman & Wakefield released its year-end national market research data this week, some important regional advantages were outlined in detail.
Posted on 01/21 at 01:03 PM
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle just announced maritime industry leader John C. Driscoll as the Port’s new Director of Maritime.
Posted on 01/15 at 12:37 PM
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