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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Following faster than expected recovery in global trade flows so far in 2010, World Trade Organization economists have revised their projection for world trade growth in 2010 upwards to 13.5 percent.
Posted on 09/29 at 01:59 AM
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Financially ailing YRC Worldwide, which controls nearly 20 percent of the $26 billion LTL market, has won another round of concessions from the Teamsters union, pending a rank-and-file vote.
Posted on 09/28 at 06:44 AM
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Transportation companies, spurred on by shippers and manufacturers, are joining the green revolution in a big way.
Posted on 09/28 at 04:36 AM
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Monday, September 27, 2010

As the trucking industry collectively holds its breath over a possible loss in productivity as a result of the long-awaited latest proposal to change truck driver hours of service, shipper interests are worried about the repercussions from such changes and other regulations coming out of Washington.
Posted on 09/27 at 04:00 AM
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A weaker-than-expected Peak Season may be in the making, according to a recent report. But we won’t likely know if that is 100 percent true until freight data through October is complete. If it is true, it is sure to be disappointing as many said and reported (yes, me) that there really would be a Peak Season in 2010.
Posted on 09/27 at 12:18 AM
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Friday, September 24, 2010

On the heels of recent news that White House last week has agreed to a request from Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to permanently enact a pilot program allowing trucks weighing up to 100,000 pounds to travel on federal interstate highways in Maine, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) has made it clear it does not support this push.
Posted on 09/24 at 11:41 AM
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The United States Chamber of Commerce has rolled out the inaugural edition of its Transportation Performance Index (TPI), which it said closely examines how United States transportation infrastructure is serving the needs of the country’s economy and business community.

Earlier this week, the House of Representatives voted to extend the current authorization for federal aviation programs through December 31, 2010 in what would be the 16th extension voted by Congress since the authorization’s scheduled expiration date in 2007, according to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Posted on 09/24 at 06:53 AM
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Railroad volumes returned to their recent trend of record-breaking volumes for the week ending September 18, with intermodal volumes on U.S. railways setting a new 2010 record along with containers hitting its highest level ever, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 09/24 at 06:18 AM
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

As widely expected, the Federal Maritime Commission is likely to be given more authority next year to end ocean carrier pricing collusion
Posted on 09/23 at 08:47 PM
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