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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

FedEx Express launched a new dedicated 777F route connecting FedEx World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee to South Korea with four nonstop flights a week. And UPS launched four direct flights from Hong Kong to Europe this week, which, it said, enables the company to offer the widest next-day delivery package for packages and heavy freight to Europe from Hong Kong.
Posted on 03/29 at 08:50 AM
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Monday, March 28, 2011

According to the PRC, the USPS advised it that due to falling mail volumes and revenues it is considering eliminating Saturday mail collection and delivery except for Express Mail and existing post office box service.
Posted on 03/28 at 12:10 PM
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Spurred by customer demands, FedEx subsidiary FedEx Express announced it has opened up a new China-based station in Suzhou in the Jiangsu Province, which is the company’s third station in Suzhou.
Posted on 03/28 at 10:07 AM
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Friday, March 25, 2011

Class 8 vehicle commercial trailer net orders increased more than 25 percent—to 21,990—in February over January, according to data from ACT Research Co., a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Posted on 03/25 at 11:50 AM
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European import and export volumes are off to a decent start, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.

Railroad volumes were up again for both carload and intermodal for the week ending March 19, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 03/25 at 09:11 AM
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Earlier this month, Pacific Northwest-based refrigerated motor carrier Brown Line, LLC, a subsidiary of Lynden Transport, acquired the operations of Port Side Trucking, a Kent, Washington-based refrigerated trucking company.
Posted on 03/25 at 08:29 AM
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

The combination of the fragile-but-improving overall U.S. economy and tighter enforcement of unsafe truck drivers is reigniting fears of truck capacity shortages later this year, top trucking officials and analysts are saying.
Posted on 03/24 at 10:27 AM
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While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says it currently is in a period of “phased implementation,” it advises motor carriers and shippers that the CSA program is fully in effect. Enforcement procedures can range from simple warning letters to full-blown compliance reviews for the most egregious violators.
Posted on 03/24 at 08:52 AM
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“If you are successful, America will be successful,” and with those words Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security, welcomed attendees to ProMat 2011 and to his keynote speech, titled “Fortune Favors the Brave: The Net Gain of Supply Chain Security in a Risk-Based World.”
Posted on 03/24 at 08:31 AM
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