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Friday, April 12, 2013

Coming off a better than expected month in February, retail sales were somewhat lackluster in March, according to data released today by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
Posted on 04/12 at 10:21 AM
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A major Canadian supplier of construction materials prevented layoffs and grew their business in a down economy by building up impressive gains in productivity, accuracy, and order fulfillment. This leading supplier of building materials achieved a 99.6% order-fulfillment rate. How'd they get the lift?
Posted on 04/12 at 09:42 AM
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Carload volume—at 280,748—was up 3.7 percent annually, and intermodal—at 231,648 trailers and containers—was up 0.2 percent.
Posted on 04/12 at 09:27 AM
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Thursday, April 11, 2013

As the Chairman of NASSTRAC’s Advocacy Committee, in concerns me when a shipper asks the following: “Why should I get informed, engaged and involved in what is happening in the transportation industry?”
Posted on 04/11 at 12:26 PM
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The budget, which was released Tuesday, April 10, is calling for a total of $76.6 billion in discretionary and mandatory budget resources for the DOT, representing a 5.5 percent increase—or $4 billion—above the 2012, enacted level, according to the White House.
Posted on 04/11 at 10:05 AM
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The United States Postal Services’ (USPS) desire to eliminate Saturday delivery—as part of an effort to become financially solvent—is not likely to come to fruition.
Posted on 04/11 at 08:57 AM
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) rose 1.2 percent from January to February, matching the gain from December to January.
Posted on 04/10 at 12:35 PM
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Now that the impact of federal budget sequestration on the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is on hold, the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates is calling for gains in April United States-bound import cargo levels.
Posted on 04/10 at 11:52 AM
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ILA membership signs off on six-year Master Contract with USMX.
Posted on 04/10 at 09:19 AM
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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

IARW president and vice president of Global Cold Chain Alliance comments on the rankings.


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