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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.
Posted on 04/07 at 02:32 PM
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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.
Posted on 04/07 at 12:04 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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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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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.
Posted on 04/05 at 12:29 PM
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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.

Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said today it has acquired Philadelphia-based SCO Logistics, a 3PL serving the chemical industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Posted on 04/05 at 10:52 AM
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This increase follows a 2.5 percent gain and a 0.1 percent decline, respectively, over the last two weeks, with diesel prices showing gains in 17 of the last 18 weeks. On an annual basis, diesel is up 96.1 cents.
Posted on 04/05 at 05:04 AM
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Monday, April 04, 2011

Following a recent announcement which called for reducing United States oil imports by one-third in the next decade, President Barack Obama last week rolled out a new energy-focused initiative focusing on trucking in a speech at a UPS facility in Landover, Maryland.
Posted on 04/04 at 10:52 AM
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