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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with UPS Freight President Jack Holmes about a variety of topics, including pricing, market conditions, and regulations, among others.
Posted on 11/05 at 01:59 PM
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The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 57.1 (a reading above 50 represents growth) in October, down 1.5 percent from September’s 58.6 and down 2.5 percent from August’s 59.6, which is the highest NMI reading since it was added to the report in January 2008.
Posted on 11/05 at 11:38 AM
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Commonly referred to as the “Driver Coercion Rule” in industry circles, the rule has various moving parts that have the potential to fundamentally change various facets of how freight is moved by motor carriers, tendered, and brokered, with many industry stakeholders maintaining they will not be changes for the better.
Posted on 11/04 at 01:59 PM
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske and Mexico’s Tax Administration Service (SAT) Chief Aristóteles Núñez Sánchez recently signed a mutual recognition arrangement that allows stronger collaboration between CBP’s Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) and SAT’s New Certified Companies Scheme (NEEC).
Posted on 11/04 at 10:20 AM
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Transportation costs are one of the biggest expenses for companies, and these costs continue to increase. Learn about the current conditions of the industry, what factors are contributing to these increases, and the benefits to why a TMS is so important. This complimentary whitepaper will answer any questions from the options available to the return on investment.
Posted on 11/04 at 10:19 AM
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For those managers in the business of transporting sensitive freight, the Polar Vortex now holds significant meaning to them, and the 2014 winter will go down as one of the most challenging winters on record. With refrigerated equipment at maximum capacity and quotas needing to be fulfilled, leaving your product to sit idle on the warehouse floor was not an option-and neither was shipping your cargo in a dry van and risking catastrophic losses. In order to overcome the increasing worry, savvy shippers are turning to passive temperature protection to increase the reliability in their surface transportation and even reduce their transportation costs.
Posted on 11/04 at 10:07 AM
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Diesel prices dropped again this week, with the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reporting that the average price per gallon fell 1.2 cents to $3.623 per gallon. Weekly diesel prices have failed to see a single increase since the week of June 23, when the weekly average headed up 3.7 cents to $3.919 per gallon, a span stretching 19 weeks.
Posted on 11/04 at 09:52 AM
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Motorola Solutions understands that both consumer and enterprise-grade mobile devices have a place within the business realm. But in order to select the one that's right for your business, you first need to understand each option. This complimentary white paper provides an overview of the ten most important factors you should consider before making an investment.
Posted on 11/04 at 09:23 AM
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Monday, November 03, 2014

A conference call hosted by investment firm Stifel Nicolaus last week that featured Dave Osiecki, Executive Vice President & Head of Advocacy at the American Trucking Associations (ATA) provided a detailed insight into the overall outlook for the trucking industry in terms of regulations and politics that can impact the industry going forward.
Posted on 11/03 at 03:08 PM
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Despite assurances that The International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) has been negotiating in good faith for a new contract, the ports of Seattle and Tacoma are reporting labor “slowdowns” in recent weeks.
Posted on 11/03 at 03:06 PM
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