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By LM Staff · September 15, 2015
After heading up for the first time in 14 weeks last week, the average price per gallon for diesel gasoline went back to its more familiar pattern of declines, falling 1.7 cents to $2.517 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
By MMH Staff · September 14, 2015
U.S. forklift manufacturer will provide private label pneumatic tire forklift trucks to Toyota Material Handling U.S.A, Inc., under an exclusive five-year agreement.
By MMH Staff · September 14, 2015
Changes intended to strengthen customer focus and technological development.
By MMH Staff · September 14, 2015
Following 0.7% decline in Q1, MAPI Foundation forecasts manufacturing production growth of 2.1% in 2015, 3.4% in 2016, and 3.1% in 2017.
By Patrick Burnson · September 14, 2015
With the approach of Peak Season, California’s third largest container port reports increased import volumes.
By Jeff Berman · September 14, 2015
Following July, which saw mixed results, August volumes at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) were on the same page, with the two largest North American ports, which collectively account for more than 40 percent of U.S. imports, posting annual gains.
By Jeff Berman · September 14, 2015
August followed a similar pattern laid out in July in the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems, with declines for both freight shipments and expenditures.
By John D. Schulz · September 14, 2015
When it comes to addressing the yawning infrastructure needs of this country, many state legislatures and governors are basically saying, “Who needs Washington? Let’s do it ourselves.”
By MMH Staff · September 11, 2015
Greater Reading Economic Partnership is coordinating the event at the Schmidt Training and Technology Center at Reading Area Community College.
By LM Staff · September 11, 2015
The most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continued to show a recent growth push, with the July TCI, which is the most recent month for which data is available, hitting a new high for 2015.
By LM Staff · September 11, 2015
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.6 percent from June to July, following a 0.3 percent decline from May to June.
By LM Staff · September 11, 2015
Carloads were off 0.4 percent annually at 287,339, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 17 percent compared to the same week last year at 279,867.
By Jeff Berman · September 9, 2015
With the holiday season quickly approaching, gains in imports are following, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · September 9, 2015
Earlier today, the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), a trade union representing pilots at UPS, said its leadership has called on its 2,528 members to authorize a pilot strike against UPS. It said that if this gets membership approval, the IPA’s five-member executive board would be able to request a release from federally-mediated negotiations with UPS
By LM Staff · September 9, 2015
With a 2 cent gain to $2.534 per gallon, the national weekly average price is up for the first time since it increased from $2.904 the week of May 18 to $2.914 the week of May 25.

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