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Friday, May 13, 2011

On the heels on a 2.7 percent gain in March, following a cumulative 2.8 percent decline in January and February, the April edition of the Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) was down 0.5 percent. The PCI has been down on a sequential basis in six of the last nine months, but it was up 3.5 percent compared to April 2010 and has been up annually for 17 consecutive months.
Posted on 05/13 at 09:12 AM
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Friday, May 06, 2011

While the Cass data showed growth in February and March following three months of decreases, April was relatively flat on a sequential basis. April shipments at 1.113 were up 12.3 percent annually and 0.45 percent compared to March’s 1.108, with shipments above for the 1.0 mark for the 11th straight month going back to May 2010’s 1.014 breaking the 1.0 level for the first time since November 20008.
Posted on 05/06 at 10:34 AM
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Earlier today, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide (YRCW) reported a $102 million net loss in the first quarter and a $2.14 loss per share. Despite the losses, company officials said this represented an improvement over the first quarter of 2011, which saw a net loss of $274 million and $13.15 per share.
Posted on 05/06 at 09:14 AM
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Thursday, May 05, 2011

First quarter earnings for Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, saw total revenue-at $129.4 million-increase by 45.3 percent compared to the first quarter of 2010.
Posted on 05/05 at 12:10 PM
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ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said this week that a preliminary reading of heavy-duty Class 8 commercial vehicles net orders for North American markets hit 32,800 units in April.
Posted on 05/05 at 09:35 AM
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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 11.8 percent in February 2011 compared to February 2010 increasing to $66.5 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Posted on 05/03 at 09:49 AM
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Monday, May 02, 2011

YRC Worldwide, the financially ailing second-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) company which has lost in excess of $2.7 billion the last four years, says it has reached another “milestone” in its long-awaited restructuring plan now scheduled for completion in July.
Posted on 05/02 at 10:12 AM
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The company has released JDA Transportation & Logistics Management 6.3.4, which company officials said is the “second phase” of its post i2 acquisition transportation and logistics product roadmap integration plan rolled out in April 2010.
Posted on 05/02 at 09:16 AM
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Friday, April 29, 2011

Commercial trailer net orders and shipments in March saw significant gains compared to February, according to data from ACT Research Co., a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
Posted on 04/29 at 07:55 AM
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

At a time when trucking market conditions are experiencing tight capacity, increasing fuel costs, and slow and somewhat steady volume gains, one of the survey’s main takeaways was that 71 percent of respondents believe that business conditions will improve in 2011 compared to 2010, with 22 percent expecting things to remain the same and 3 percent expecting them to get worse.
Posted on 04/28 at 09:13 AM
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