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Monday, October 06, 2014

Not only is the truck driver shortage ostensibly a problem that won’t go away, the situation appears to have become exacerbated compared to previous sentiments in recent years. Given that this dilemma is far from new, there are also more related problems, at least on the surface, when it comes to assessing just what needs to be done to remedy things.
Posted on 10/06 at 11:07 AM
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Despite service-related issues which continue to receive a fair amount of attention, railroad and intermodal volume for the month of September both saw gains, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 10/06 at 09:51 AM
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Exports crept 0.2% higher while imports nudged up by 0.1%. The monthly differences versus July were counted in the millions rather than the billions because of the small movements. Indeed, the revision to the July report of a $0.2 billion narrower shortfall matched the $0.2 billion August improvement.
Posted on 10/06 at 08:40 AM
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Friday, October 03, 2014

With the September NMI remaining above 50, economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector has grown for the last 56 months, according to ISM. The PMI is up 3.2 percent compared to the 12-month average of 55.4.
Posted on 10/03 at 11:30 AM
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Data issued this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, showed that global trade growth continues to be in a good place, heading into the home stretch of 2014.
Posted on 10/03 at 09:39 AM
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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Average carbon-dioxide emissions for global ocean container transport have declined year on year, and by nearly 8 percent between 2012 and 2013.
Posted on 10/02 at 03:53 PM
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As the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement (TSA) carrier discussion group prepares for a new round of service contract negotiations, shippers are being told to expect a new approach to pricing.
Posted on 10/02 at 03:49 PM
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Phoenix-based Knight Transportation, one of the top and most profitable truckload companies said this week it has acquired Barr-Nunn Transportation, a dry van truckload carrier based near Des Moines, Iowa.
Posted on 10/02 at 10:19 AM
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A weak fourth quarter growth forecast is on the horizon for ocean container volumes in Northern Europe, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from maritime consultancy Hackett Associates and Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Posted on 10/02 at 09:26 AM
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3PL makes its first acquisition in its 85-year history with purchase of the Southeast and Northeast regional hubs of Bloomington, Illinois-based 3PL Nexus Distribution Corporation.
Posted on 10/02 at 07:45 AM
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