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Thursday, March 24, 2011

The combination of the fragile-but-improving overall U.S. economy and tighter enforcement of unsafe truck drivers is reigniting fears of truck capacity shortages later this year, top trucking officials and analysts are saying.
Posted on 03/24 at 10:27 AM
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While the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) says it currently is in a period of “phased implementation,” it advises motor carriers and shippers that the CSA program is fully in effect. Enforcement procedures can range from simple warning letters to full-blown compliance reviews for the most egregious violators.
Posted on 03/24 at 08:52 AM
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“If you are successful, America will be successful,” and with those words Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security, welcomed attendees to ProMat 2011 and to his keynote speech, titled “Fortune Favors the Brave: The Net Gain of Supply Chain Security in a Risk-Based World.”
Posted on 03/24 at 08:31 AM
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Truck tonnage saw its first decline in three months, according to data released this week by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Caterpillar Inc. today announced it is examining a range of strategic options for its third party logistics business, which is part of its wholly owned subsidiary, Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. (Cat Logistics)
Posted on 03/23 at 01:43 PM
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More than 20 railroad and shipping experts are slated to predict their industry’s futures at the 2011 North American Rail Shippers annual meeting at the Wyndham Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, May 25-27.
Posted on 03/22 at 11:47 AM
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The GPA announced that it experienced 16.3 percent container volume growth in February 2011 with additional impressive gains in automobiles, machinery and wood pulp
Posted on 03/22 at 11:28 AM
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Words cannot describe the human and emotional impacts of the devastating Japan earthquake, tsunami, and the still-unfolding nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. Nearly half a million people have been displaced, forced to find shelter from the snow and freezing temperatures, and the death toll—currently estimated to be 6,911—continues to climb with more than 10,000 people still missing.
Posted on 03/21 at 12:13 PM
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No major disruptions to inbound and outbound calls are anticipated, but carriers remain on guard
Posted on 03/21 at 08:02 AM
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As President Obama completes his trip to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador, U.S. manufacturers are urging his administration to move forward on a the pending free trade agreement with Colombia.
Posted on 03/21 at 07:26 AM
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