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Thursday, September 16, 2010

On its fiscal first quarter earnings call earlier today, FedEx announced some significant changes for FedEx Freight, its less-than-truckload (LTL) unit
Posted on 09/16 at 09:45 AM
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FedEx got fiscal year 2011 off to a strong start, with net income of $380 million for the quarter for a 110 percent increase from $181 million during the same timeframe a year ago.
Posted on 09/16 at 08:15 AM
NewsFedExEarningsLess-Than-TruckloadPackage DeliveryPermalink


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Earlier today, Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller (D-WV) released a report entitled “The Current Financial State of the Class I Freight Rail Industry,” which takes Class I railroads to task for what he described as earning record profit margins at the expense of shipper customers.
Posted on 09/15 at 02:07 PM
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Imports lead the way at both ports, while exports show sequential declines.
Posted on 09/15 at 12:01 PM
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Following a nearly 2 percent gain in July, the results from the most recent Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) took a slight dip in August
Posted on 09/15 at 08:22 AM
NewsTruckingCeridianPCITodd DooleyUCLAPulse of Commerce IndexEd LeamerPermalink


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The United States Postal Service kicked off negotiations with the National Rural Letter Carriers Association this week. The current contract for the NRLCA expires at midnight on November 20.
Posted on 09/14 at 12:54 PM
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Retail sales in August showed modest increases, according to data released earlier today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Posted on 09/14 at 09:17 AM
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Following four straight weeks of declines, diesel prices went north for the week ending September 13, according to data released this week by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 09/14 at 07:45 AM
NewsDepartment of EnergyEIADiesel PricesPermalink


While the July index is down 22% from June, it is up 49% from the July 2009 index of 88
Posted on 09/14 at 03:46 AM
NewsConveyorsMaterials HandlingCEMAPermalink


Monday, September 13, 2010

Citing strong second quarter earnings performances for publicly traded truckload carriers as a driver, increased demand for heavy duty vehicles and trailers is expected, according to ACT Research Inc., a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Posted on 09/13 at 11:47 AM
NewsACT ResearchKen ViethCommercial VehiclesPermalink



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