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By John D. Schulz · July 31, 2015
A new Government Accountability Office report on the effects of changes to truck driver hours of service rules has sparked a war of words between the American Trucking Associations and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the arm of the Transportation Department that is in charge of making those rules.
By LM Staff · July 31, 2015
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico in May dropped 10.8 percent annually to $92.7 billion, following a 6.8 percent annual decline to $93.3 billion in April.
By LM Staff · July 31, 2015
Carloads headed down 2.5 percent annually to 286,660, and intermodal containers and trailers remained on a growth path, up 2.3 percent to 270,952.
By MMH Staff · July 31, 2015
Through acquisition of UniCarriers, MHI and Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift will achieve a full lineup of product offerings giving them greater response capacity to customers’ diverse needs.
By MMH Staff · July 30, 2015
his acquisition is part of OMRON’s strategy to promote its development of factory automation technology and strengthen its sales capability in the control device business.
By LM Staff · July 30, 2015
Earlier today, the United States Senate signed off on a six-year surface transportation authorization, according to various media reports. The bill, entitled the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act, passed by a 65-34 margin and comes at a time, when the most recent extension for surface transportation funding expires tomorrow, July 31.
By LM Staff · July 30, 2015
Demand for the $500 million in available funding for the United States Department of Transportation’s TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) competitive grant program was easily trumped, with applications for the seventh round of TIGER grants coming in at $9.8 billion, or nearly twenty times the available amount, DOT said this week.
By Patrick Burnson · July 30, 2015
Global logistics managers will be tracking the progress of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks in Maui, Hawaii this week, as negotiating parties hope to finalize the agreement.
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2015
UPS Access Point locations serve as a replacement delivery address when consumers are not at home to receive a package or when consumers want a delivery to go somewhere other than their residence.
By Jeff Berman · July 29, 2015
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTS) said this week it has acquired El Paso, Texas-based Stagecoach Cartage and Distribution for $35 million along with an earn-out at $5 million.
By MMH Staff · July 29, 2015
The new name better represents how the company strategically partners with customers on lifecycle planning to maximize return on investment.
By MMH Staff · July 28, 2015
PMMI used the EXPO PACK México stage to announce that beginning in 2017, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and EXPO PACK México will alternate years.
By Patrick Burnson · July 28, 2015
Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, is moving quickly to fund improvements in its new Alaska operations following its May 29 acquisition of Horizon Lines' Alaska services.
By Jeff Berman · July 28, 2015
Josh Green, CEO of Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, said despite the recent trends coming out of China, it is important to remember is that on a big picture level, its impact on the global economy is big and growing.
By LM Staff · July 28, 2015
Diesel gasoline’s average price per gallon dropped for the ninth week in a row, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) this week.

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