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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

This decline comes on the heels of the 3.3 cent drop last week and stands as the lowest average weekly price per gallon since the week of February 21, 2011, when it checked in at $3.573.
Posted on 12/02 at 12:45 PM
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In a move geared towards expanding its freight brokerage presence even further, global logistics services provider and freight forwarder C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc. (CHRW) said yesterday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Kansas City-based Freightquote.com for $365 million. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.
Posted on 12/02 at 10:46 AM
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Read this special report where we offer a collection of articles designed to help retail shippers maximize efficiencies by getting a better handle on managing parcel costs, improving returns management, and understanding how new packaging processes can help contain new "dim weight" pricing being rolled out by the parcel carrier giants.
Posted on 12/02 at 10:24 AM
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Monday, December 01, 2014

Fully embracing the convergence of intermodalism and NAFTA, Michael Haverty says he was the right man at the right place at the right time.
Posted on 12/01 at 09:00 PM
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As we have for the past several years in the December issue, we’ve removed ourselves from the end-of-year prediction business and have attempted to put together an educational experience that will help you prepare for the year ahead.
Posted on 12/01 at 07:26 PM
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The PMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, declined 0.3 percent to 58.7 in November, with the November PMI 3.1 percent above the 12-month average of 55.6.
Posted on 12/01 at 02:25 PM
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The biggest oil and fuel market story of 2014 was the 30+ percent decline in global crude oil prices experienced in the second half of the year. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) spot prices fell from just under $110 to $74 per barrel—a level not seen since the global recession cut a whopping 6 percent from global consumption back in 2009. This price decline has come largely at the hands of surging U.S. oil production and the fact that global demand has lagged due to significant deceleration in the growth rate of Chinese demand.
Posted on 12/01 at 02:16 PM
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Carloads were down 0.3 percent annually at 295,812, and intermodal units, at 269,373 containers and trailers saw a 0.7 percent annual gain.
Posted on 12/01 at 12:40 PM
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While it comes as no surprise that Thanksgiving weekend is commonly viewed as the true beginning of the holiday shopping season, it appears that, perhaps, the booming shopping volumes that come along with time spent with family and friends, too much turkey and football may take a bit longer to materialize than originally anticipated.
Posted on 12/01 at 10:52 AM
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Recent US West Coast port congestion issues have temporarily reversed the long-term modal shift from air to ocean as shippers seek alternative ways to make sure their goods hit the stores in time for the US holiday season, note analysts at Drewry Supply Chain Advisors in London.
Posted on 12/01 at 09:11 AM
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