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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.

For the week ending April 2, the AAR reported that carload volume hit its highest level since the end of 2008 at 305,905 carloads for a 5.7 percent annual increase. This outpaced the weeks ending March 26, March 19, and March 12, which hit 200,903, 292,164, and 303,953, respectively.
Posted on 04/08 at 07:09 AM
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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Many shipping industry insiders were caught off guard when Richard D. Steinke announced his intention to retire as executive director of the Port of Long Beach this week.
Posted on 04/07 at 06:21 PM
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The abrupt withdrawal of Boeing 737 aircraft from Southwest Airlines’ fleet had little impact on shippers, said an industry leader
Posted on 04/07 at 06:13 PM
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Lately when I think of NAFTA, I tend to think of the U.S.-Mexico cross-border trucking program and all of the starts and stops and related drama associated with it over the years. But a recently-released report from the Secretariat of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) got me thinking about NAFTA in a different way.
Posted on 04/07 at 02:32 PM
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According to IDC group vice president, Bob Parker, Toyota is losing $80 million per day largely due to several strategic suppliers being located in the Northeast

UPS said that 69 percent of the 1,136 IBT members that voted approved the contract which covers 1,200 aircraft maintenance technicians and employees in related trades at UPS, by a 69 percent to 31 percent margin.
Posted on 04/07 at 08:50 AM
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Company officials said this effort is possible due to legislation recently passed by the New Mexico state legislature and signed into law by Governor Susan Martinez, which grants Union Pacific a locomotive fuel tax deduction, coupled with a $400 million investment by UPRR.
Posted on 04/07 at 07:35 AM
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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Upon ratification by union membership in the next two months, this deal will run through May 20, 2015 and impact roughly 205,000 employees, according to USPS officials.
Posted on 04/06 at 11:31 AM
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ACT reported that a preliminary reading of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicle net orders for North American markets increased to 29,200 units in March, representing the largest monthly order intake since May 2006.
Posted on 04/06 at 09:05 AM
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