Monday, August 06, 2012
Freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates recently reported that its preliminary data for July Class 8 truck net orders hit its lowest level since August 2010.
On August 22, the ILA said its union’s negotiating sub-committee, known as the 20-member committee, meets with the employer's smaller negotiating committee in Delray Beach, Florida. And it added that the ILA and USMX have scheduled three days of meetings with this committee on August 22-24 and will likely call full Wage Scale meetings in early September.
Posted on 08/06 at 08:05 AM
Friday, August 03, 2012
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 52.6 in July, up 0.5 percent from June and down from May’s 53.7
Based on today’s second quarter earnings announcement from less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, business conditions are continuing to gradually improve for the Overland Park, Kan.-based carrier.
Posted on 08/03 at 10:03 AM
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July carloads—at 1,103,733—were down 7,787 carloads or 0.7 percent annually, and intermodal—at 946,071 trailers and containers—was up 50,431 units or 5.6 percent compared to July 2011.
Posted on 08/03 at 08:59 AM
This week, CEVA reported second quarter revenue of $1.81 billion Euro or $2.2 billion U.S. which was up 5.5 percent annually. LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman spoke with CEVA CEO John Pattullo about the company’s second quarter and first half performance and other industry-related items
Posted on 08/03 at 07:40 AM
Global Logistics •
Thursday, August 02, 2012
For nearly 30 years, Logistics Management’s Quest for Quality has been regarded in the transportation and logistics industry as the most important measure of customer satisfaction and performance excellence—and the annual Quest for Quality Awards Dinner has been widely considered the best evening of the year for carrier and 3PL executive networking.
Posted on 08/02 at 06:16 PM
2012 Quest for Quality •
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and U.S. ports will walk away with a gold medal for their outstanding service performance over the past year? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to reveal this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards. The editorial staff of Logistics Management (LM) is proud to unveil the results of the 29th Annual Quest for Quality Awards.
UPS this week has rolled out what it calls a “wearable” scanning system that augments and speeds up how packages are loaded onto vehicles by its employees as well as the delivery of visibility information to customers.
Posted on 08/02 at 10:32 AM
A U.S. District Court this week elected to dismiss a lawsuit by less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier ABF Freight System Inc. against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, YRC Inc. and other related entities.
Posted on 08/02 at 09:44 AM
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