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Monday, August 09, 2010

In a development that would be laughable if it were not so calculatingly devious, the Teamsters have forged a partnership with “progressives” comprising community activists and environmental groups to mandate that independent owner-operator truckers be banned from the ports.
Posted on 08/09 at 04:19 PM
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Legislation introduced last week by Senators Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and John Ensign (R-Nev.) is focused on putting more investment towards improving and increasing railroad infrastructure and capacity.
Posted on 08/09 at 12:58 PM
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Now that the United States Senate has reached a stalemate of sorts regarding a national energy policy, the subsequent effects of this political stalemate from a transportation and logistics perspective remain to be seen, it seems.
Posted on 08/09 at 10:13 AM
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A piece of bipartisan legislation introduced this week pledges to increase truck weighs on the United States Interstate Highway Systems from 80,000 pounds to 97,000 pounds and allow states to authorize the operation of heavier trucks
Posted on 08/09 at 06:56 AM
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Friday, August 06, 2010

The World Trade Organization is now lending its support to the fight against protectionist temptations of the kind that inevitably put governments under pressure in times of economic downturn.
Posted on 08/06 at 03:10 PM
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Supply chain virtual conference offers workshop sessions in sourcing, procurement, transportation, warehousing and reverse logistics.
Posted on 08/06 at 02:52 PM
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Following last month’s report which noted import cargo volumes at U.S.-based retail container ports would begin to decline in the coming months, the most recent Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates notes that 2010 volume is pegged to hit 14.5 million containers for a 15 percent annual increase.
Posted on 08/06 at 11:25 AM
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Ongoing fiscal woes continue to threaten the financial viability of the United States Postal Service, as evidenced by its recently released fiscal year third quarter earnings.
Posted on 08/06 at 09:11 AM
NewsUSPSParcelMailPostmaster GeneralJohn PotterPermalink


Coming off of two straight weeks of lower volumes, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said that United States railroads hit their highest traffic levels of the year for carload and intermodal traffic during the week ending July 31.
Posted on 08/06 at 08:09 AM
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The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) has approved a $250 million working capital loan guarantee for Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan.
Posted on 08/06 at 06:43 AM
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