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Friday, June 24, 2011

In an effort to combat high oil prices causes by geopolitical issues in the Middle East, the White House and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) said this week that the U.S. and partner nations in the International Energy Agency will release 60 million barrels of oil.
Posted on 06/24 at 08:23 AM
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Those less-than-truckload (LTL shippers) yearning for an optimistic sign from YRC Worldwide’s four-year bout with bankruptcy and cessation may get a ray of hope from the LTL giant’s resumption of partial payments to its Teamsters’ pension plans after a 23-month hiatus.
Posted on 06/23 at 12:29 AM
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Truck driver shortages, a persistent dilemma for shippers seeking adequate capacity, are back.
Posted on 06/22 at 12:14 AM
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A pretty big relationship between global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider CEVA Logistics and freight transportation and logistics services provider Ryder got even bigger with week, with the companies announcing that CEVA has added more than 1,000 full service lease trailers from Ryder.
Posted on 06/21 at 09:00 AM
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On the heels of the first weekly increase since the week of May 2, when the price per gallon of diesel hit $4.124, the average price per gallon dipped 0.4 cents to $3.95 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 06/21 at 08:26 AM
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Monday, June 20, 2011

FTR said the most recent SCI is at -5.4 percent compared to -11.4 in May, which was the worst SCI reading of this current economic cycle. The firm attributed the 6 point improvement to a slowdown in freight demand growth due to a lull in economic activity, as well as ongoing delays in Federal trucking regulations like driver Hours-of-Service (HOS).
Posted on 06/20 at 08:15 AM
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Business logistics costs rose 10.4 percent last year, totaling $1.21 trillion, which is about what American businesses paid for freight transport in 2010, according to the authoritative 22nd annual State of Logistics report released Wednesday.
Posted on 06/15 at 10:50 AM
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A Bloomberg report released earlier this week stated that Mexican Economy Minister Bruno Ferrari said his country will sign a formal agreement to end a cross-border trucking dispute with the U.S. as early as this month, setting the stage for the Latin American country to remove punitive tariffs.
Posted on 06/15 at 09:37 AM
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Even with some recent moderation in freight volumes and signs of renewed economic weakness, ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said this week that demand is still strong for commercial vehicles.
Posted on 06/15 at 09:19 AM
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of UPS said this week it has improved transit times from Vancouver, British Columbia to 181 United States cities in the Midwest and Northeast.
Posted on 06/14 at 10:44 AM
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