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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

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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Friday, April 01, 2011

In its March Manufacturing Report on Business, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure the manufacturing sector—known as the PMI—was 61.2 percent, a 0.2 percent decline from February’s 61.4. February matched the highest PMI level since May 2004.

NYK Logistics (Americas) Inc. (NLA) and Yusen Air & Sea Service (U.S.A.) Inc. (YAS) merged today, thereby creating a new major force in the global marketplace
Posted on 04/01 at 08:42 AM
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Carload volume at 299,903 was up 1.9 percent annually and surpassed the week ending March 19 which hit 293,772. Intermodal volumes were up 5.7 percent at 223,034 trailers and containers,
Posted on 04/01 at 07:03 AM
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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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In a speech at Georgetown University yesterday, President Barack Obama outlined his plan to reduce the oil imported into the United States by one-third in the next decade.
Posted on 03/31 at 09:47 AM
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Various transportation interests met on Capitol Hill this week for a two-day hearing hosted by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, which focused on pending surface transportation reauthorization.


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