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Thursday, January 12, 2012

For the week ending January 7, carload volume—at 274,862—was down 3.7 percent annually, and intermodal loadings—at 193,812—were down 9.3 percent.
Posted on 01/12 at 03:34 PM
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Even a casual observer of freight transportation and logistics knows that December’s final rule from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regarding the truck drivers’ Hours-of-Service (HOS) rule was a big deal.
Posted on 01/12 at 01:53 PM
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The U.S. economy is “superbly positioned” for a “new era of growth” as it emerges from three years of economic doldrums, but must make key decisions and investments to take advantage of the rebound, America’s top business lobbyist is predicting for 2012.
Posted on 01/12 at 11:50 AM
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Spurred to a large degree by a decent holiday shopping season, December retail sales showed sequential and annual growth, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Posted on 01/12 at 11:08 AM
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Amid concerns that over capacity will continue to haunt the container shipping industry comes news that U.S. imports have gone into a slump
Posted on 01/12 at 09:11 AM
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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

December’s PCI was up 0.2 percent, following increases of 0.1 percent and 1.1 percent in November and October, respectively.
Posted on 01/11 at 03:42 PM
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Daniel Griswold is a trade evangelist, and his mission to destroy existing barriers is embraced and shared by LM readers.
Posted on 01/11 at 03:16 PM
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The National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ) announced that Daniel Griswold, a nationally recognized advocate for open trade and economic expansion, has been appointed NAFTZ President
Posted on 01/11 at 03:08 PM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.1 percent from October to November.

Business conditions for shippers appear to be on a fairly typical seasonal pattern, according to the most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates.
Posted on 01/11 at 11:40 AM
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