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Friday, February 11, 2011

By now, you have probably seen the most recent batch of numbers from the Commerce Department regarding the trade deficit. In short, the data pretty much represents an ongoing trend. Commerce said that the international trade deficit increased 5.9 percent in December 2010, to $40.6 billion, up from $38.3 billion in November. And exports grew 1.8 percent, to $163.0 billion, and imports rose 2.6 percent, to $203.5 billion.
Posted on 02/11 at 01:13 PM
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Intermodal volumes continued the solid trends which have been occurring throughout 2010 with a strong fourth quarter and 2010, according to the quarter Market Trends report from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA).
Posted on 02/11 at 12:35 PM
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When the 36th Annual Federal Aviation Administration’s Forecast Conference convenes in Washington next week, shippers should expect to hear that profitability for U.S. carriers will hinge a stable environment for fuel prices.
Posted on 02/11 at 07:58 AM
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Legislation recently introduced by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) vows to reform the Positive Train Control (PTC) regulatory mandate to reduce compliance costs and maintain a safe rail system.

This CarrierWatch® CSA Industry Report focuses on the approximately 166,000 for-hire interstate carriers evaluated under the new program (CSA) program.
Posted on 02/10 at 11:23 AM
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Despite modest gains in volumes, financial issues are still prevalent at the United States Postal Service.
Posted on 02/10 at 10:39 AM
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Diplomat(s) expressed increasing concern that Saudi Arabia is no longer able to lift oil production at a rate fast enough to prevent oil prices from escalating.
Posted on 02/10 at 09:21 AM
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Rail volumes in January were up compared to the same period in 2010, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

President Obama and Canada’s prime minister, Stephen Harper issued a joint statement reconfirming their support of new and existing trade initiatives.
Posted on 02/10 at 06:28 AM
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Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Express delivery and logistics services provider DHL said today that it plans to spend $22.5 million to expand its hub facility at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport to meet the growing needs of international shippers.
Posted on 02/09 at 01:45 PM
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