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Friday, February 13, 2015

At 123.8, the Freight TSI was 30.9 percent above April 2009’s low of 94.6, which was during the depths of the recession. It was slightly below November’s 123.9, which is the historic peak for the Freight TSI, according to BTS.
Posted on 02/13 at 10:44 AM
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U.S. Carloads were up 4.7 percent annually at 273,648, and intermodal at 237,915 containers and trailers was down 3.3 percent.
Posted on 02/13 at 10:28 AM
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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results for Van Buren, Ark.-based USA Truck Inc. were strong, with the company reporting its ninth straight quarter of improved earnings results and its third straight quarter of positive operating income, along with its highest earnings per share in nine years.
Posted on 02/12 at 01:58 PM
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January retail sales data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) were mildly mixed but on similar trajectories over all.
Posted on 02/12 at 01:53 PM
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LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Jannine Miller, the new director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics, which is a statewide resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness that works to address the needs and opportunities of companies of any size involved in logistics and freight transportation.
Posted on 02/12 at 10:00 AM
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

PMA members will temporarily suspend premium-pay weekend and holiday vessel operations on four upcoming dates
Posted on 02/11 at 08:40 PM
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Even with the months-long labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union still in full effect, with the possibility of a full-blown West Coast port shutdown rising, the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates issued today is calling for import volume growth at U.S-based container retail ports.
Posted on 02/11 at 12:20 PM
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EDF Senior Manager, Supply Chain Logistics Jason Mathers said that these proposed standards for new regulations for fuel-efficient standards make sense on multiple levels on a societal basis for things like protecting health and infrastructure, as well as from a commerce-based perspective, as EDF believes these standards will provide a clear business value, with shippers saving money and carriers lowering business costs.
Posted on 02/11 at 10:28 AM
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Keeping in line with seasonal patterns that have been intact since the conclusion of the Great Recession, both shipment volumes and freight spending declined from December to January, although each saw annual gains, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index.
Posted on 02/10 at 02:15 PM
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With a 0.4 cent increase to $2.835 per gallon, the average price per gallon checked in at $2.835, which is slightly ahead of last week’s $2.831 per gallon, which marks the lowest average weekly price since the week of February 15, 2010, when it was at $2.756 per gallon.
Posted on 02/10 at 11:26 AM
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