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Friday, December 02, 2011

These regulatory initiatives have added to the ever-expanding list of labor-related challenges that involve cutting costs while still looking to improve operational efficiencies.
Posted on 12/02 at 04:02 PM
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There is different type of football being played in the nation’s capital when it comes to long-term transportation funding. And that is called political football. It is likely you have heard of it, especially since SAFETEA-LU expired in September 2009.
Posted on 12/02 at 03:25 PM
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With its primary index—the PMI—showing signs of leveling out in recent months, the Institute for Supply Management’s Manufacturing Report on Business increased nearly two full percentage points in November to extend the growth streak for economic activity in the manufacturing sector to 28 straight months and the overall economy showed growth for the 30th consecutive month.

While the prospects of a national railroad strike were fairly high earlier in the week, the situation appears to be far less dire, with tentative agreements in place between major freight railroads and two of the three railroad labor unions that the railroads had yet to reach an agreement.
Posted on 12/02 at 10:54 AM
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Rail traffic continues to positively trend upward, with gains on both the carload and intermodal side for the week ending November 26 according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 12/02 at 08:24 AM
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Thursday, December 01, 2011

With its eye on further expanding its rapidly growing global healthcare business, UPS announced today it has agreed to purchase Pieffe Group, an Italy-based pharmaceutical logistics company.
Posted on 12/01 at 01:15 PM
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Freight transportation services provider Con-way Inc. recently announced that Con-way Multimodal, a subsidiary of Con-way’s Menlo Worldwide Logistics group, will open a new branch office in Frisco, Texas, a Dallas suburb, on December 5.
Posted on 12/01 at 12:26 PM
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Driven by the boom in shale oil production from the Bakken formation that straddles the Montana/North Dakota border, U.S. oil production has climbed steadily since 2008 after declining for 22 of the previous 23 years. This fact alone might lead logistics professionals to the conclusion that price relief is just around the corner. Well, it isn’t.
Posted on 12/01 at 12:30 AM
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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide announced that effective Friday, December 2 it will implement a 1:300 reverse split of YRC common stock.
Posted on 11/30 at 04:25 PM
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Pricing across the transportation modes
Posted on 11/30 at 03:30 PM
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