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Thursday, March 31, 2011

TransCore reported that linehaul rates for vans on the spot market were up 38 percent in the 64 national lanes it tracks. But it also pointed out that rate declines in the remaining lanes left the national average up 0.8 percent.
Posted on 03/31 at 11:56 AM
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Monday, March 28, 2011

According to the PRC, the USPS advised it that due to falling mail volumes and revenues it is considering eliminating Saturday mail collection and delivery except for Express Mail and existing post office box service.
Posted on 03/28 at 12:10 PM
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While many of the major Western nations are presently united in a military effort to wipe out terrorism in the Middle East and East Africa, there’s been an ongoing “lack of will” to enforce the same vigilance when it comes to ocean piracy.
Posted on 03/28 at 07:57 AM
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Friday, March 25, 2011

New market intelligence on Japan is being made available to shippers this week.
Posted on 03/25 at 07:34 AM
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

The combination of the fragile-but-improving overall U.S. economy and tighter enforcement of unsafe truck drivers is reigniting fears of truck capacity shortages later this year, top trucking officials and analysts are saying.
Posted on 03/24 at 10:27 AM
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“If you are successful, America will be successful,” and with those words Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security, welcomed attendees to ProMat 2011 and to his keynote speech, titled “Fortune Favors the Brave: The Net Gain of Supply Chain Security in a Risk-Based World.”
Posted on 03/24 at 08:31 AM
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Caterpillar Inc. today announced it is examining a range of strategic options for its third party logistics business, which is part of its wholly owned subsidiary, Caterpillar Logistics Services, Inc. (Cat Logistics)
Posted on 03/23 at 01:43 PM
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

More than 20 railroad and shipping experts are slated to predict their industry’s futures at the 2011 North American Rail Shippers annual meeting at the Wyndham Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, May 25-27.
Posted on 03/22 at 11:47 AM
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Friday, March 18, 2011

UPS recently announced that it has appointed Scott Wicker as its first Chief Sustainability officer. Wicker previously served as UPS’s vice president of corporate plant engineering and has been with the company for 34 years, first joining as a package loader before serving in various engineering positions.
Posted on 03/18 at 11:54 AM
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Even though the trucking industry appears to benefit from relatively healthy volume growth, there are enough obstacles in the way to make its future outlook somewhat cloudy. That is the consensus of a recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP).


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