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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in July was up 2.8 percent compared to June at 135.0 (2000=100) and marked its second-highest monthly reading ever, next to January’s 135.8.
Posted on 08/18 at 02:14 PM
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Volumes were decidedly mixed at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) in July.
Posted on 08/18 at 10:36 AM
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Following an announcement made it made earlier this month, the European Commission said late last week that it has pushed back its previous deadline of December 8 to January 13 in regards to FedEx’ planned acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV.
Posted on 08/18 at 09:36 AM
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Monday, August 17, 2015

The most recent in which could be described as a series of large-scale global 3PL (third-party logistics) acquisitions was announced today, with Geodis, a $6.1 billion France-based 3PL saying it has entered into an agreement to acquire Brentwood, Tennessee-based $1.3 billion OHL (formerly known as Ozburn Hessey Logistics).
Posted on 08/17 at 11:42 AM
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Truckload brokerage services are in high demand by shippers, and this comes at a time in which diesel prices have been dropping for more than two months, coupled with available truckload capacity looser than it was a year ago at this time a year ago.
Posted on 08/17 at 10:14 AM
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Unless you’re a major oil company or in the oil exploration business, the precipitous fall in the price of crude oil is providing a major and unexpected financial dividend. Truck shippers, in particular, are reaping a windfall as their fuel surcharges are dropping like leaves in the autumn breeze.
Posted on 08/17 at 09:31 AM
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Friday, August 14, 2015

July lived up to its reputation as a slow month for freight activity, based on the results of the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems.
Posted on 08/14 at 10:45 AM
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Carloads were down 4.4 percent annually at 288,460 and were below the week ending August 1 at 289,657 and ahead of the week ending July 25 at 286,660.
Posted on 08/13 at 02:30 AM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) dropped 0.3 percent from May to June, following a 0.8 percent increase from April to May and a 1.8 percent decline from March to April.
Posted on 08/13 at 02:06 AM
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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

When an industry is facing serious change, companies must adapt in order to survive. Publishing is one of many industries in which shifts in available technology platforms and consumer behavior are forcing companies to rewrite their game plans. How will they do it? There is no simple answer, but a solution cannot be found without addressing the supply chain.
Posted on 08/12 at 01:43 PM
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