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Monday, March 04, 2013

Air cargo transportation services provider Forward Air Inc. said today it has acquired Grand Haven, Michigan-based Total Quality Inc. (TCI), a provider of maximum security and temperature-controlled services for pharmaceutical and life sciences shippers.
Posted on 03/04 at 02:43 PM
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Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)last week introduced a bill—The American Infrastructure Investment Fund Act of 2013—that they said would leverage federal investment to rebuild and expand transportation infrastructure and create American jobs.
Posted on 03/04 at 02:41 PM
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Friday, March 01, 2013

Our annual survey finds the industry steadying for a new, slower pace of growth following the release of pent-up demand after the downturn. Yet even as planned spending inside the four walls drops off, facility activity is the highest since 2007—signaling that “doing more with less” has stuck.

Truckload carriers are increasing their fleet capacity to provide more dedicated truck options to solve complex shipper operations and eliminate volatility—and everybody seems to be happy.

Our technology correspondent examines the current state of the warehouse management systems (WMS) market, explores key trends driving the industry, and highlights the new, smarter capabilities that are just around the corner for both vendors and users.

Freight intermediaries are no longer happy waiting in the wings, and that’s great news for shippers who want deeper engagement as extra emphasis is placed on U.S. exports over the coming years.
Posted on 03/01 at 06:00 PM
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While logistics managers wait to see how the American/US Airways merger shakes out, analysts say deals like this recent blockbuster may be a blessing in the long run for shippers.
Posted on 03/01 at 04:00 PM
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The following paper will discuss the regulatory and logistical hurdles that a U.S. business must be aware of when shipping across the U.S./Canadian border. Each of these challenges must be understood and addressed as part of the cross-border experience.
Posted on 03/01 at 03:54 PM
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Earlier today, the National Industrial Transportation League submitted its comments on the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) Ex Parte 711, its July 2011 request to the STB that it adopt new rules regarding reciprocal switching between Class I railroad carriers, formally known as Petition for Rulemaking to Adopt Revised Competitive Switching Rules, Ex Parte 711.
Posted on 03/01 at 01:39 PM
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The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, was 54.2 in February, which was 1.1 percent better than February and stands as the single highest PMI level since June 2011.
Posted on 03/01 at 01:37 PM
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