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By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2016
Given the sluggish volume declines on United States rail carloads in 2016, it is fair to say that weekly volume readings continue to remain on a downward trajectory, depending on type of carload commodity to be sure.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2016
Following a strong growth month for United States-bound waterborne shipments in July, August picked up where July left off and then some, according to recent data issued by Panjiva.
By LM Staff · September 20, 2016
Falling 1 cent to $2.389 per gallon, this follows declines of 0.8 cents and 0.2 cents, respectively, over the previous two weeks.
By Jeff Berman · September 19, 2016
Following a strong growth month for United States-bound waterborne shipments in July, August picked up where July left off and then some, according to recent data issued by Panjiva.
By Jeff Berman · September 19, 2016
FTR Senior Partner Noel Perry noted at his firm’s transportation conference in Indianapolis last week that average recovery growth for GDP continues to decline, from 7 percent in 1950 to 1 percent in 2016, which means that there will not be much help coming from economic growth over the next 2-3 years, with a best case scenario being 2-3 percent growth during that span.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
Despite decent job growth, U.S. economy needs to overcome still high inventory levels and sluggish GDP.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
Representing North Haven, Connecticut-based warehouse workers for freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics, Teamsters Local 443 said yesterday it filed for Teamsters representation. This follows similar action from earlier in the week, when Illinois-based XPO Freight (the former Con-way Freight LTL group) also filed similar action, according to a Teamsters statement.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
A downward trending month for the intermodal sector was fully reflected in the most recent edition of the Intermodal Conditions Index (ICI) issued by freight transportation forecasting firm FTR this week.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
Department of Commerce and NRF report August retail sales dropped 0.3% compared to July at $456.3 billion and were up 1.9% annually.
By LM Staff · September 16, 2016
Commerce reported that August retail sales dropped 0.3 percent compared to July at $456.3 billion and were up 1.9 percent annually. The NRF reported that retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were down 0.3 percent from July to August, with August up 4.1 percent compared to August 2015.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2016
Carloads fell 6 percent to 252,627, and intermodal containers and trailers dropped 4.8 percent compared to the same week last year at 230,267.
By MMH Staff · September 15, 2016
Program provides rebates and financing assistance for customers as well as relief for local employees.
By MMH Staff · September 15, 2016
Certified sustainable facility features fitness suite, lounges, a restaurant and the new Vanderlande Academy.
By MMH Staff · September 15, 2016
Acqusition to expand Pregis's North American product portfolio to include a complete line of paper void fill, cushioning and block/brace solutions.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 13, 2016
Dematic's 31st Material Handling & Logistics Conference got underway with a survey that finds that most attendees see growth in their future.

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