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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

With the price per gallon of diesel fuel now officially north of $4, there remains a distinct possibility that future retail sales could tail off or remain relatively flat in the coming months.
Posted on 04/13 at 09:15 AM
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Pent-up demand based on various factors continue to point to an upcycle in buying activity for commercial vehicles, according to data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Posted on 04/13 at 08:04 AM
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A 10.2 cent weekly hike brings the current price to $4.078 per gallon, following a 4.4 cent increase last week and a 2.5 cent gain the week before. Diesel prices have been up 18 of the last 19 weeks. And on an annual basis, the price per gallon for diesel is up $1.009 per gallon.
Posted on 04/12 at 12:05 PM
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March rail carloads—at 1,493,553—were up 3.4 percent compared to March 2010 and up 11.2 percent compared to March 2009, said the AAR. The weekly carload average in March checked in at 298,711.
Posted on 04/12 at 09:25 AM
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The trucking industry is giving itself a pat on the back after government figures show the rate of truck-involved fatalities on U.S. highways fell to 1.17 per 100 million miles in 2009—making it the trucking industry’s safest year since the federal government began keeping track in 1975.

The Port Tracker report is calling for March to come in at 1.2 million TEU for an 11 percent annual gain. April is expected to reach 1.24 million TEU for a 9 percent annual increase.
Posted on 04/12 at 05:12 AM
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Monday, April 11, 2011

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) recently unveiled the details relating to an agreement made in early March regarding the cross-border trucking program between the United States and Mexico.
Posted on 04/11 at 10:35 AM
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Entitled UPS SurePost, this service is a “contract-only service that combines the consistency and reliability of the UPS Ground network, from pickup through transferring to the Post Office, with the cost benefits of using the United States Postal Service (USPS) for final delivery," according to company officials.
Posted on 04/11 at 09:12 AM
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Having launched a new enhancement to its analytics earlier this month, Zepol Corporation said it will follow up with fine tuning after gathering user feedback.
Posted on 04/11 at 08:27 AM
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Friday, April 08, 2011

Last month the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released an air cargo security update which is likely to have an impact on air cargo moving from non-U.S. locations inbound to the U.S.


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