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Monday, June 13, 2011

Freight transportation and logistics services provider Hub Group Inc. said today that earlier this month its Comtrak Logistics Inc. subsidiary, which offers national drayage and truckload services, acquired Domestic Transport Inc., a Pacific, Washington-based provider of intermodal drayage services.
Posted on 06/13 at 08:55 AM
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Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific (CP) recently announced it will be a tenant at the Western Canada-based Global Transportation Hub (GTH). CP’s plans for a new intermodal facility at the Global Transportation Hub were announced in December, 2007.
Posted on 06/13 at 08:06 AM
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Carload volume—at 273,584—was up 1.1 percent annually, but behind the week ending May 28 at 288,049 and the weeks ending May 21 and May 14 at 295,148 and 294,271l, respectively. It was also behind the week ending April 2, which hit 305,905 carloads, marking the highest weekly carload tally since the end of 2008.

In an effort to meet increasing shipper demand, global express delivery and logistics services provider DHL Express began service for new, next-day intercontinental flights between the U.S. and the Middle East and Asia-Pacific to the U.S.
Posted on 06/10 at 10:04 AM
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Weeks after the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said it would not meet its initial goal of publishing a new hours-of-service (HOS) rule—based on changes to the rule it proposed late last year—by its initial deadline of July 26, pushing the deadline back to October 28, two prominent industry organizations—the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) — are again voicing their displeasure with the proposed rules.
Posted on 06/10 at 08:40 AM
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Despite recent signs of a slackening pace of global economic growth, California exporters turned in another impressive performance in April with shipments totaling $12.88 billion, a gain of 14.4 percent over the same month last year, according to an analysis by Beacon Economics of foreign trade data released this week by the U.S. Commerce Department.
Posted on 06/10 at 07:36 AM
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Thursday, June 09, 2011

While labor costs and “green” initiatives may be making West Coast ports less dominant in the coming years, they are hardly at risk, said a prominent industry analyst.
Posted on 06/09 at 08:59 AM
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Company officials said that this new terminal will provide New York and New Jersey customers areas outbound LTL services to Illinois down through Texas and every state west of the Mississippi River.
Posted on 06/09 at 08:42 AM
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Railroad carload traffic in May was flat year-over-year with a 0.5 percent annual gain, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). Intermodal saw steady gains compared to last year.
Posted on 06/09 at 07:45 AM
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Proposed legislation in California that would make that state’s ports less competitive with other Pacific Rim and Gulf ports is being opposed by The International Warehouse Logistics Association
Posted on 06/09 at 07:30 AM
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