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Monday, November 05, 2012

The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently said that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 2.6 percent in August 2012 compared to August 2011 at $82.5 billion.
Posted on 11/05 at 11:16 AM
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The Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) last week announced it is requesting the disclosure of additional information in regards to a new rule regarding interchange commitments underlying a lease or rail-line sale filed with the STB, also known as paper barriers.
Posted on 11/05 at 10:46 AM
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RRTS continues to remain active on the acquisition front with today’s announcement that it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Central Cal Transportation, a provider of intermodal transportation and related services from the Northern California region.
Posted on 11/05 at 09:26 AM
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Friday, November 02, 2012

Posting sharply improved third quarter operating results in the 15th month under new CEO James L. Welch, YRC Worldwide reported Friday an operating profit of $27.3 million on top of a $15.5 million operating profit in the second quarter.
Posted on 11/02 at 10:02 AM
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Carload volume—at 287,104—was down 7 percent annually, and intermodal volumes—at 253,186 trailers and containers—were up 3.9 percent.
Posted on 11/02 at 08:31 AM
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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Following three straight months of declining manufacturing output, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today that the manufacturing sector grew in October for the second straight month.
Posted on 11/01 at 12:53 PM
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RedPrairie and JDA officials said that the combined entity will “offer a broad portfolio of solutions and services to manage global supply chains—from raw materials, to finished products, into the hands of customers—through any channel.”
Posted on 11/01 at 11:04 AM
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The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) granted an exemption to extend the Offer Period for the proposed acquisition of TNT by UPS.
Posted on 11/01 at 09:00 AM
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

In addition to infrastructure damage, Hurricane Sandy has forced the idling of about 70% of the East Coast’s oil refineries. This does not bode well for the supply of refined oil products as capacity was already quite tight prior to the shutdowns
Posted on 10/31 at 04:09 PM
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UPS expects to deliver 527 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and FedEx expects to deliver more than 280 million packages during that same period.
Posted on 10/31 at 10:02 AM
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