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Friday, July 01, 2011

By setting reasonable goals, the converter and packager of cheese products upgraded its antiquated TMS, reduced its LTL shipments by nearly 30 percent, and brought its carrier relations into the 21st century.

As we turn the corner towards a lasting recovery, we’re reminded of the columns that we wrote in the recent past signaling the shifts in partnerships between shippers and transportation providers—specifically on the rates and services “dance” and potential capacity tension.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:39 AM
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The General Rate Increase will be 6.9 percent and covers non-contractual shipments in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, according to UPS. It also applies to minimum charge, LTL rates, and accessorial charges. UPS added that shippers will be able to view and download the new rates at
Posted on 07/01 at 08:31 AM

Earlier this year i wrote about the winds of change affecting LTL pricing in North America. If shippers and carriers are going to take advantage of pricing deregulation then they have to work together to disaggregate, cooperate, and automate.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:12 AM
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I’m not sure who said it, but it’s one of my favorite lines when it comes to putting the current market environment into perspective: You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:07 AM
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Responding to shipper concerns, the West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced it will postpone until August 1 its planned adjustment to the Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
Posted on 07/01 at 07:05 AM
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A new piece of legislation introduced by Congressmen Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Frank Guinta (R-NH) is focused on addressing fraud-related issues in the freight transportation marketplace.
Posted on 06/30 at 08:21 AM
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Even a casual media observer likely knows that natural gas is high up on the list of “topic du jour” lately. It is not all that surprising, considering that the price of diesel fuel—while down in recent weeks—is still about a dollar more per gallon than it was a year ago.
Posted on 06/29 at 12:31 PM

The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 12.1 percent in April 2011 compared to April 2010, coming in at $73.8 billion.
Posted on 06/29 at 09:49 AM
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Data published this week by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, indicated that total U.S. trailer net orders dipped for the second straight month, falling 9 percent in May.
Posted on 06/29 at 09:10 AM
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