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Monday, November 14, 2011

One priority goal the United States has pursued this year is to make the Asia-Pacific a seamless regional economy. Just how close this nation will come to achieving that will be made clear at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers and Economic Leaders’ Meetings in Honolulu, Hawaii this week.
Posted on 11/14 at 09:51 AM
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Friday, November 11, 2011

After things appeared to be looking up—in terms of business conditions—for shippers, data released this week by freight transportation forecasting firm FTR Associates indicates that tougher times are indeed back.
Posted on 11/11 at 03:01 PM
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A new indicator for truckload pricing, which was recently introduced by Cass Information Systems, the largest payer of freight bills with more than $17 billion in annual freight spend, and investment firm Avondale Partners, disclosed this week that per-mile truckload pricing saw significant gains in October.
Posted on 11/11 at 01:07 PM
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Manufacturing is indeed making a significant contribution to overall GDP growth and perhaps leading the way.

Intermodal volumes at 239,180 trailers and containers were up 3.5 percent annually.
Posted on 11/11 at 09:28 AM
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While the economy is still not in a full-fledged recovery, the situation may not be as dire as it was a month ago, according to the most recent edition of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index.
Posted on 11/11 at 07:15 AM
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Thursday, November 10, 2011

With several terminals closed at West Coast seaports due to Veterans Day, shippers are hoping that cargo operations will return to normal next week
Posted on 11/10 at 05:33 PM
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The bill, entitled Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), vows to reauthorize U.S. transportation programs for two years at a cost of $109 billion and reform these programs to make them more efficient.
Posted on 11/10 at 12:13 PM
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As companies look to streamline operations, improve efficiency and wring costs out of their supply chains, one of the most exciting opportunities for improvement is the inbound shipment of small parcels.

One surprising finding in the UPS-sponsored "Change in the (Supply) Chain" survey was that sustainability ranked above well-known issues such as cost and responsiveness
Posted on 11/10 at 10:09 AM
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