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By Jeff Berman · June 14, 2016
Commerce reported that May retail sales at $455.6 billion rose 0.5 percent over April, and the NRF said retail sales saw a 3.2 percent annual increase in May.
By Jeff Berman · June 14, 2016
This marks the 16th time in the last 17 weeks the weekly average price saw an increase. And the current average price per gallon now stands as the new 2016 high and also the highest price since the week of December 14, when it was at $2.338 per gallon.
By Jeff Berman · June 14, 2016
Third-party logistics (3PL) services provider BDP International recently announced that it plans to open up an office in Casablanca, Morocco later this month. BDP officials said that this office will provide various services, including ocean/air export and import; export/import customs clearance; project logistics; ground transport; and warehousing/distribution, for shippers in the chemical/petrochemical, healthcare, energy, retail, oil and gas, and automotive sectors.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · June 14, 2016
National Forklift Safety Day, sponsored by the Industrial Truck Association, serves as a focal point for manufacturers to highlight the safe use of forklifts and the importance of operator training. This special day provides an opportunity for the industry to educate customers, the public, and government officials about safe forklift operation.
By Josh Bond · June 13, 2016
New Hannibal South facility to increase production of steel pallet rack by 33%.
By Josh Bond · June 13, 2016
Company to host events at Houston campus, release best safety practices guide, and send representatives to NFSD events in Washington, D.C.
By Jeff Berman · June 13, 2016
The financial impact of the United States railroad industry on all facets of the nation’s economy cannot even come close to being understated based on research issued today by the Association of American Railroads in its second 2016 “State of the Industry Report,” which features research from an economic impact study by Towson University’s Regional Economic Studies Institute (RESI).
By Jeff Berman · June 13, 2016
A new report from the MAPI Foundation indicates that despite the economic slowdown in the industrial sector over the past year, the incidence of actual and planned automation investment is very high in American manufacturing.
By Josh Bond · June 10, 2016
New website to reflect modernization taking place in the industry itself.
By LM Staff · June 10, 2016
Carloads saw a 16.6 percent annual decline at 224,258, and intermodal containers and trailers were off 17.9 percent at 231,088.
By Jeff Berman · June 10, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 1.3 percent from March to April, following two months of decreases.
By Patrick Burnson · June 9, 2016
Port of Oakland spokesmen contend that "a containerized export rally" is underway.
By Josh Bond · June 9, 2016
Posters spotlight best safety practices for forklift operators and those working around them.
By Josh Bond · June 9, 2016
AGV solution wins in the 'Intralogistics Solution' category.
By Josh Bond · June 9, 2016
Company recognizes the commitment of champions of safety, 365 days a year.

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