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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Company officials said that this acquisition, which is expected to close this summer, is part of its growth strategy in Europe and is expected to supplement FedEx’ service portfolio in Poland.
Posted on 04/05 at 01:28 PM
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The PCI was up 0.3 percent in March, following February’s 0.7 percent gain. This cumulative 1.0 percent increase does not offset January’s 1.7 percent decline to start the year.
Posted on 04/05 at 12:21 PM
NewsTruckingCeridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce IndexPCIPermalink


ACT reported that preliminary net orders in March for heavy-duty Class 8 vehicles in North American markets will come in around 20,000 units, while FTR Associates pegged it at 19,682 units.
Posted on 04/05 at 10:33 AM
NewsTruckingACT ResearchClass 8 Heavy-Duty VehiclesClass 8 TrucksPermalink


Damco, a third-party logistics (3PL) subsidiary of A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, recently rolled out a new Web-based service that it said enables shippers to increase flexibility, respond quicker to changes, and reduce manual work.
Posted on 04/05 at 09:34 AM
News3PLThird Party LogisticsLogisticsMaersk LineDamcoPermalink


Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Despite a sequential decline, non-manufacturing activity in March remained positive, according to the March edition of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Non-Manufacturing Report on Business.

In an unusual move that likely is dead on arrival in an election year, the trucking industry is asking Congress to raise the federal fuel tax on diesel in exchange for dropping a 12 percent federal excise tax on large trucks.
Posted on 04/04 at 11:06 AM
NewsTruckingAmerican Trucking AssociationsFuel TaxPermalink


The TCI, which reflects tightening conditions for hauling capacity and is comprised of various metrics, including capacity, fuel, bankruptcies, cost of capital, and freight, was 5.9 in February, down from January’s 6.1 and December’s 7.0.
Posted on 04/04 at 09:56 AM
NewsTruckingTruckFTR AssociatesTrucking Conditions IndexPermalink


The specter of a recession in Europe appears to be more likely than not if it is not already happening and is reflected in volume numbers for European imports, according to the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Posted on 04/04 at 09:20 AM
NewsOcean ShippingHackett AssociatesGlobal Port TrackerPermalink


Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Knowing which questions to ask is key in choosing the right manufacturing software for your business.
Posted on 04/03 at 02:35 PM
WhitepaperERPEnterprise Resource PlanningSagePermalink


As the economy picks up steam, organizations are increasing their investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) technology as a way to help grow their business.
Posted on 04/03 at 02:23 PM
WhitepaperERPEnterprise Resource PlanningSagePermalink



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