Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The U.S. Department of Transportation is establishing a National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) and soliciting nominations from industry and state officials for membership. The NFAC will provide advice and recommendations on freight issues.
Posted on 03/06 at 03:08 PM
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Majority of manufacturers plan to beat 2012 revenue records, keep capital investments strong, and bring international sourcing closer to the U.S.
United Cargo, one of the world's largest belly carriers, announced it will accept two new tracking and monitoring devices on its entire mainline jet fleet of nearly 700 aircraft linking 381 airports across six continents.
Posted on 03/05 at 07:21 PM
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today that non-manufacturing activity in February hit its highest level in a year, with non-manufacturing activity growing for the 38th consecutive month.
Following meetings last week in Kansas City between ABF representatives and the Teamsters national negotiating committee, the Teamsters said that some progress has been made in that ABF has withdrawn its initial proposal and agreed to work from the existing agreement, as well as reaching tentative agreements on what it called various non-controversial items.
Posted on 03/05 at 03:01 PM
ABF Freight •
On the heels of six consecutive weekly increases, diesel prices saw a decline for the week of March 4, according to data released by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 03/05 at 02:49 PM
Diesel Prices •
Vitran officials said the purchase price for SCO is $97 million in cash, adding that it has used a portion of the cash to fully reduce its debt under its senior revolving credit facility.
Posted on 03/05 at 02:48 PM
Vitran Corporation •
Monday, March 04, 2013
Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and Engineering (MS-SCME) is now available online through the W. P. Carey School of Business Arizona State University
Posted on 03/04 at 07:22 PM
Supply Chain •
Air cargo transportation services provider Forward Air Inc. said today it has acquired Grand Haven, Michigan-based Total Quality Inc. (TCI), a provider of maximum security and temperature-controlled services for pharmaceutical and life sciences shippers.
Posted on 03/04 at 02:43 PM
Air Freight •
Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)last week introduced a bill—The American Infrastructure Investment Fund Act of 2013—that they said would leverage federal investment to rebuild and expand transportation infrastructure and create American jobs.
Posted on 03/04 at 02:41 PM