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Wednesday, July 06, 2011

ABF received a dose of good news earlier today, when the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth District changed course on a previous dismissal made by a lower court regarding ABF’s lawsuit against the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, YRC, Inc., Trucking Management, Inc. and other related entities.
Posted on 07/06 at 12:20 PM
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Following the lead of UPS Freight, ABF Freight System announced today it will raise its rates by roughly 6.9 percent, effective July 25.
Posted on 07/06 at 11:25 AM
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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Crowley Maritime Corporation, a provider of ocean cargo transportation services, recently announced it has acquired the business and assets of Puerto Rico Freight Systems (PRFS), a provider of freight consolidation and less-than-container load (LCL) transportation services in the Caribbean.
Posted on 07/05 at 10:10 AM
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Friday, July 01, 2011

The cost of the U.S. business logistics system jumped up 10.4 percent in 2010, making up more than half of the preceding year’s decline. But don’t expect gains like this to continue as the economy begins to slow and all four transportation modes scramble to make adjustments during this period of unprecedented volatility.
Posted on 07/01 at 09:33 PM
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By setting reasonable goals, the converter and packager of cheese products upgraded its antiquated TMS, reduced its LTL shipments by nearly 30 percent, and brought its carrier relations into the 21st century.

Time to cash in on rates?
Posted on 07/01 at 09:17 AM
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As we turn the corner towards a lasting recovery, we’re reminded of the columns that we wrote in the recent past signaling the shifts in partnerships between shippers and transportation providers—specifically on the rates and services “dance” and potential capacity tension.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:39 AM
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The General Rate Increase will be 6.9 percent and covers non-contractual shipments in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, according to UPS. It also applies to minimum charge, LTL rates, and accessorial charges. UPS added that shippers will be able to view and download the new rates at http://www.ltl.upsfreight.com
Posted on 07/01 at 08:31 AM
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Earlier this year i wrote about the winds of change affecting LTL pricing in North America. If shippers and carriers are going to take advantage of pricing deregulation then they have to work together to disaggregate, cooperate, and automate.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:12 AM
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Those less-than-truckload (LTL shippers) yearning for an optimistic sign from YRC Worldwide’s four-year bout with bankruptcy and cessation may get a ray of hope from the LTL giant’s resumption of partial payments to its Teamsters’ pension plans after a 23-month hiatus.
Posted on 06/23 at 12:29 AM
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