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Thursday, February 28, 2013

While railroads are extremely focused on safety, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said this week that representatives from major U.S. freight railroads told the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) this week that the possibility of implementing fully interoperable positive train control (PTC) across the more than 60,000 route miles required by the Congressionally mandated 2015 deadline is not currently feasible.
Posted on 02/28 at 01:13 PM
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The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) said today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico fell 3.2 percent in December 2012 compared to December 2011 at $71.9 billion.
Posted on 02/28 at 01:11 PM
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Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics reported fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results yesterday and also announced that it acquired Chicago-based Covered Logistics & Transportation LLC, a non-asset third party freight brokerage business.
Posted on 02/28 at 01:09 PM
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This service, said UPS, provides shippers with time-in-transit improvements that leverage its existing North American freight network.
Posted on 02/28 at 12:33 AM
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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Dave Howland, vice president, Land Transport, for APL Logistics, to get his take on all things intermodal, the mode’s growth prospects, and how a slowly improving economy can pave the way for more intermodal success down the road.
Posted on 02/27 at 01:05 PM
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In a market that has literally thousands of entrants, a new one is now on the scene. Earlier this month, a new Web-based player entered the truckload brokerage market, Chicago-based buytruckload.com.
Posted on 02/26 at 09:07 AM
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Signs of a meaningful economic recovery in Europe appear to be slim at the moment, based on the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Posted on 02/26 at 09:05 AM
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This Friday, March 1, the National Industrial Transportation League and other concerns will file comments on the Surface Transportation Board’s Ex Parte 711, its July 2011 request to the STB that it adopt new rules regarding reciprocal switching between Class I railroad carriers, formally known as Petition for Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules, Ex Parte 711.
Posted on 02/26 at 09:03 AM
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