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Monday, April 11, 2011
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.
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.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
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.
While the majority of transportation interests on Capitol Hill are largely fixated on getting a future surface transportation authorization passed, Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood this week took to the water in releasing a detailed report on United States Marine Highways.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Company officials said the new 104,000 square-foot location, with more than 85,000 square-feet for distribution, provides shippers with expanded service offerings, including freight forwarding, customs brokerage, and distribution services.
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The ISM’s index for measuring the sector’s overall health—known as the NMI—was 57.3 in March, 2.4 percentage points less than February’s 59.7. But despite the slight decrease, a reading above 50 represents growth.