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Friday, June 11, 2010

Transportation funding is an “explosive” issue facing the country, the nation’s top air cargo representative says.
Posted on 06/11 at 07:14 AM
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The transport business community often bristles when Democrats control the White House and Congress because regulations and, at times, red tape increases. Four top Obama administration officials strongly defended their increased policing and regulatory enforcement, compared with the rather lax enforcement some transport officials say was in place during the George W. Bush administration. That can be seen just in the number of regulations affecting shippers and motor carriers coming out of Washington.
Posted on 06/11 at 07:04 AM
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Scarce federal resources are forcing states to leverage the limited funds available for freight projects and need to be more creative in the manner in which those funds are distributed, Virginia’s transportation secretary says.
Posted on 06/10 at 12:32 PM
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High-speed rail is coming to America—but not without the cooperation of five Class 1 freight railroads in North America, the nation’s top transportation official says.
Posted on 06/10 at 12:24 PM
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Rosalyn Wilson, a transportation consultant for Delcan Corporation, provided LM with an exclusive interview on the eve of the release of The 21st Annual “State of Logistics Report,” noting that disruptions in ocean carrier deployments has had dire consequences for shippers.
Posted on 06/10 at 10:32 AM
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While the economy is slowly showing signs of bouncing back, its uneven recovery throughout the world has myriad impacts on global trade patterns, commodity flows, and subsequently freight transport flows, according to the findings of a recent research report from the International Transport Forum.
Posted on 06/10 at 10:16 AM
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When the Agriculture Transportation Coalition stages its annual meeting in San Francisco today and tomorrow, shippers will again be pleading with ocean carriers to explain why boxes are so hard to find.
Posted on 06/10 at 08:10 AM
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Less-than-truckload freight transportation services provider YRC Worldwide is currently seeking pension cuts with the Teamsters, according to a report from the website of Teamsters for a Democratic Union.
Posted on 06/09 at 01:28 PM
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Business logistics costs fell to a record low of 7.7 percent of Gross Domestic Product last year, compared with 9.3 percent of GDP in 2008, according to a new annual benchmark report issued Wednesday.
Posted on 06/09 at 11:52 AM
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The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) was up 0.3 percent in April from March. This marks the third straight month the Freight TSI grew on a sequential basis.
Posted on 06/09 at 10:06 AM
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