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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Not long ago, the price for a barrel of crude was $110, and a gallon of regular gasoline would set you back nearly $4. While consumers wished for relief, politicians hunted scapegoats on Wall Street.
Posted on 07/01 at 06:42 AM
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If you’ve been keeping one eye on ocean fuel (“bunkers”) pricing as I have, you know that the slowdown in the economy has had a pleasing effect on fuel prices.
Posted on 07/01 at 06:00 AM
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“Mom, can you change the time on my watch?” “Sure…bring it over, it should only take a few seconds.”
Posted on 07/01 at 05:34 AM
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Friday, June 29, 2012

In a widely anticipated move, Class I railroad carrier Canadian Pacific Railway formally named Hunter Harrison as its president and chief executive office and a member of its Board of Directors.

Thanks to a transformational organizational change led by Stotlar, he says Con-way is on its way back to its familiar leadership perch atop the LTL industry. Its largest unit, the $3.2 billion Con-way Freight LTL unit, has rebounded from its low point during the 2008-2010 recession to again one of the most profitable carriers in the sector.
Posted on 06/29 at 09:53 AM
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Carload volume—at 288,730—was up 1.4 percent annually, and intermodal volume—at 246,128 trailer and containers—were up 4.8 percent.
Posted on 06/29 at 09:27 AM
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There are various parts of the bill which stand to have a direct impact on freight transportation, logistics, and supply chain stakeholders.
Posted on 06/29 at 08:59 AM

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Leading manufacturing and retailing companies are leveraging technology improvements for greater supply chain efficiency, leading to increased profits and smoother, cheaper transportation costs.
Posted on 06/28 at 11:30 AM
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American businesses are on track to double exports by 2014, meaning million of new U.S. jobs that are fueling the overall economic recovery, according to a top Commerce Department official.
Posted on 06/28 at 11:23 AM
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Logistics Management Group News Editor recently caught up with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, at last week’s eyefortransport 3PL Summit in Chicago.
Posted on 06/28 at 11:04 AM
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