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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

With the calendar turning to March 1 today, we are now two-thirds of the way though the first quarter and are seeing some favorable trends so far, which will hopefully serve as a springboard to success for the rest of the year and beyond, when it comes to assessing the marketplace.
Posted on 03/01 at 06:32 AM
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Monday, February 28, 2011

Cross-docking has increased significantly over the past few years, according to a recent survey sponsored by Saddle Creek Corporation. The practice serves as a viable strategy for companies challenged by today’s unpredictable economy – helping to improve service levels, reduce transportation costs and consolidate shipments to destination. The 2011 Cross-Docking Trends Report explores the latest cross-docking practices, benefits and challenges, outsourcing trends and more.
Posted on 02/28 at 01:57 PM
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Most recent continuing resolution to keep SAFETEA-LU funding at current levels expires on Friday, March 4.

USPS officials said that this is a formal request to move Commercial First-Class Mail Parcels from the market-dominant product list and add “Lightweight Commercial Parcels” to the competitive product list.
Posted on 02/28 at 08:54 AM
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A dramatic example of how supply chain transparency and the “known shipper” rule fights terrorism was on public display last week as Con-way Freight helped the FBI foil a jihadist plot.
Posted on 02/28 at 07:36 AM
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Friday, February 25, 2011

The American Association of Port Authorities has expressed “deep concerns” over the proposed funding cut for the Department of Homeland Security’s Port Security grant program that was included in the Continuing Resolution (CR) bill that recently passed the House of Representatives
Posted on 02/25 at 01:17 PM
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In a sign that the economic recovery is showing some more positive signals, the Department of Commerce reported this week that new orders for manufactured durable goods in January went up $5.3 billion—or 2.7 percent—to $200.5 billion.

The week ending February 19 delivered solid year-over-year gains, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 02/25 at 10:30 AM
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Want to know where all that corporate cash we hear about sitting on the sidelines is going? Try the materials handling industry.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition is asking its members to share information on ocean carrier practice regarding Entry Summary Declaration
Posted on 02/24 at 05:35 PM
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