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Wednesday, July 02, 2014

In an effort to grow its Priority Mail offering, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said this week that it has filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission to change prices for Priority Mail.
Posted on 07/02 at 10:59 AM
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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, dropped 0.1 percent to 55.3 in June (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth). This is 0.2 percent above the 12-month average of 55.1.
Posted on 07/01 at 12:47 PM
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ATA said it supports laws and regulations mandating the installation and use of electronic logging devices for recording drivers’ hours of service. And ATA added that it advocated for the MAP -21 provision mandating a rulemaking to require ELDs as it maintains these devices will improve HOS compliance as well as safety.
Posted on 07/01 at 11:37 AM
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The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline headed up for the second straight week, albeit barely, with a 0.1 cent gain to $3.92 per gallon, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:34 AM
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With the deadline for labor contract negotiations between ILWU (the International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association arriving aft midnight last night, the parties are expected to keep talking in an effort to reach an accord.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:10 AM
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Monday, June 30, 2014

Class I railroad carrier Union Pacific recently announced that it has increased the frequency of two of its main intermodal services–Portland-Chicago, and Northern California-Chicago-by offering four-day delivery in the morning.
Posted on 06/30 at 01:36 PM
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Forecast for manufacturing production to grow 3.2 percent in 2014 and 4.0 percent in 2015.
Posted on 06/30 at 09:57 AM
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In a recent letter to Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Mario Cordero, the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Inc. asked the FMC to consider procedures addressing port disruptions resulting from unusual occurrences such as major force majeure events or labor-related difficulties.
Posted on 06/30 at 09:50 AM
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Friday, June 27, 2014

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico increased 1.2 percent from April 2013 to April 2014 at $100.1 billion.
Posted on 06/27 at 09:34 AM
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Class I railroad carrier Kansas City Southern Railroad (KCSR) said earlier this month that it recently broke ground for a new Wylie, Texas-based intermodal facility, which it expects to be completed in mid-2015.
Posted on 06/27 at 09:00 AM
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