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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

This marks the third consecutive year that supply chain concerns have increased, says BDO USA, a leading accounting and consulting organization
Posted on 05/16 at 06:55 PM
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Housing starts were up 2.6 percent in April at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 717,000 compared to March’s revised estimate. This represents a 29.9 percent year-over-year gain from April 2011. A nearly 30 percent increase. What exactly does that tell us—that a year ago at this time housing starts were still basically terrible or that things are really getting better. I suspect that it is a combination of both.
Posted on 05/16 at 01:50 PM
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YRC Freight President Jeff Rogers said the decision to add drivers is due to the fact that “YRC Freight is growing and our volumes are building.”
Posted on 05/16 at 11:19 AM
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At a time when truckload capacity remains fairly tight and is expected to remain that way, freight brokerages appear to be reaping the benefits. That was a central theme in a recent report issued by TransCore,
Posted on 05/16 at 10:45 AM
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Despite ongoing uncertainty in Europe, exports are expected to remain a driving force of Germany's economic strength
Posted on 05/16 at 09:05 AM
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Expectations for second quarter and into third quarter are not high as many providers expect little increase in freight at best
Posted on 05/16 at 08:05 AM
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

April container volumes for the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) were markedly improved over March, with the port announcing that container volumes for the month represented the single best output for the month of April in POLA history.
Posted on 05/15 at 01:41 PM
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Today, the benefits of sourcing from low cost countries and selling into new foreign markets are driving the vast majority of enterprise-class companies to go global. However, many of these companies are still making due with sub-standard global processes and technologies borrowed from domestic organizations.
Posted on 05/15 at 12:29 PM
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Commerce reported that April retail sales at $408.0 billion were up 0.1 percent over March and 6.4 percent higher than April 2011.The NRF reported that April retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were down 0.1 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from March and up 2.8 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
Posted on 05/15 at 11:06 AM
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The price per gallon of diesel fuel dropped at its steepest level in nearly five months, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 05/15 at 09:20 AM
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