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Monday, July 28, 2014

Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, recently said it is opening up the “vault,” so to speak. The vault in this case is making its copious amount of trade data accessible through an Application Programming Interface (API), which enables customers to extract Panjiva’s trade data into their own database.
Posted on 07/28 at 11:57 AM
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Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express recently announced it has rolled out improved transit times for less-than-truckload (LTL) service from the Midwest to Toronto and other cities.
Posted on 07/28 at 11:02 AM
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Data issued by the National Retail Federation lowered its 2014 retail sales forecast, due to a slow first six months of the year (and largely negatively influenced by the terrible winter weather), but noted that retail sales are expected to be strong over the next five months to finish the year.
Posted on 07/28 at 10:35 AM
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Anne Ferro, a ferocious advocate for greater truck safety and a constant thorn to truck drivers and some unsafe trucking fleets, says she is leaving as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. No successor has been immediately named.
Posted on 07/28 at 10:25 AM
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Data issued by the National Retail Federation lowered its 2014 retail sales forecast, due to a slow first six months of the year (and largely negatively influenced by the terrible winter weather), but noted that retail sales are expected to be strong over the next five months to finish the year.
Posted on 07/28 at 10:17 AM
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Friday, July 25, 2014

The saga continues, as the PMA and ILWU plan to resume their contract negotiations on Monday, August 4, in San Francisco
Posted on 07/25 at 07:57 PM
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Carload volumes were up 7.6 percent at 299,256, topping the week ending January 12 at 290,607 and the week ending July 5 at 270,731.
Posted on 07/25 at 10:46 AM
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U.S. companies made only marginal improvements in their ability to collect from customers and pay suppliers in 2013, while showing no improvement in how well they managed inventory, according to the 16th annual working capital survey from REL a division of the Hackett Group, Inc.
Posted on 07/25 at 09:14 AM
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Study suggests solutions for filling the talent gap, including the development of robust ties with the education system.
Posted on 07/25 at 09:06 AM
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico increased 5.4 percent from May 2013 to May 2014 at $103.9 billion.
Posted on 07/24 at 01:13 PM
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