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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

“Resilient” truckload carriers, enjoying a strong rate environment, fret over driver availability, equipment costs, and general economic malaise as they plot their course for 2012 and beyond.
Posted on 11/30 at 01:33 AM
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

With the clock winding down, the ongoing dispute between railroad management and labor over contractual issues largely focused on health care and economic issues remains in flux.
Posted on 11/29 at 03:03 PM
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The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 13.8 percent in September 2011 compared to September 2010, hitting $77.7 billion.
Posted on 11/29 at 01:29 PM
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As freight transportation volumes are primarily showing flat or modest growth levels, intermodal still is showing very strong growth prospects, with the very likely possibility that the drivers for future intermodal gains are very promising.
Posted on 11/29 at 12:07 PM
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As soon as the price per gallon for diesel eclipsed the $4 per gallon mark a week ago, it went back below $4, with a 4.6 cent decline to $3.964 per gallon, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 11/29 at 09:45 AM
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Monday, November 28, 2011

In what could possibly viewed as a late in the year jump-start for the economy, the National Retail Federation (NRF) said that Thanksgiving and Black Friday holiday spending—in stores and on the Web—hit historic highs.
Posted on 11/28 at 02:48 PM
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The financial crisis in Europe and overall economic uncertainty are continuing to extend the trend of flattish and slightly declining volumes, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker Report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
Posted on 11/28 at 12:43 PM
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Did you know that you can accelerate your business operations by standardizing and automating your business processes. Easier said than done, right?
Posted on 11/28 at 10:05 AM

CRST International has rolled out a new expedited Temperature Controlled Team Service which is initially focusing on transporting chilled and frozen products
Posted on 11/28 at 09:52 AM

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A few economic indicators released this week were not new or jarring in terms of a “wow factor,” but they are telling at the same time.
Posted on 11/23 at 12:08 PM

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