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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Even though year-over-year comparisons were relatively easy, June volumes at the Ports of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) turned in strong performances.
Posted on 07/15 at 09:27 AM
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By now, most readers have already digested the top line data from the 21st Annual State of Logistics Report (SoL) that was officially released back on June 9. And if for some reason you missed the news, I’ll cut to the chase.
Posted on 07/15 at 08:10 AM
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Port authorities contend that without a method of enforcement, supply chain security has little chance of truly enhancing safety. Here’s a closer look at the different paths U.S. ports are taking in route to establishing standards and adhering to new regulation mandates.
Posted on 07/15 at 08:00 AM
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Our technology correspondent examines where RFID and wireless communications currently stand as logistics and supply chain management enablers and then defines the remaining barriers to adoption. Just how far are we from real-time visibility?
Posted on 07/15 at 08:00 AM
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The cost of the U.S. business logistics system declined 18.2 percent in 2009—the largest drop in the history of the State of Logistics Report. But as the economy slowly improves, shippers will need to be more cautious and tactical as they face increasing volumes, tight capacity, and higher rates.
Posted on 07/15 at 08:00 AM
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While the extent of the recovery remains uncertain, shippers will continue to be hit with rate increases across all modes.
Posted on 07/15 at 07:59 AM
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The market for Class 8 vehicles continues to show sustained strength, according to recent data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Posted on 07/15 at 07:11 AM
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In a move designed to expand its services in the Midwest, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider New England Motor Freight (NEMF) said this week it has opened up a new terminal in Toledo, Ohio.
Posted on 07/15 at 06:20 AM
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The first half of 2010 brought us several positive economic indicators that were more than welcome. These indicators were to be expected to a certain degree, due to a beyond challenging 2009. But now, in a two-week span or so, the warning signs of a bad economy, or……a double-dip recession appear to be rearing their ugly heads.
Posted on 07/14 at 12:45 PM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in May, following two months of sequential increases.
Posted on 07/14 at 12:28 PM
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