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By Jeff Berman · July 28, 2017
Spurred by what it called concerns about deteriorated service resulting from recent operating changes at Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX Transportation, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) sent a letter to CSX CEO Hunter Harrison regarding a number of informal complaints from both CSX customers and railroad industry stakeholders.
By LM Staff · July 28, 2017
United States trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico headed up 9.4% annually to $98.2 billion in May, for its seventh straight annual increase, according to the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
By LM Staff · July 28, 2017
Carloads declined 2% to 256,863, and intermodal containers and trailers saw a 4.1% increase to 277,289.
By Jeff Berman · July 27, 2017
Quarterly revenue for the Atlanta-based transportation and logistics bellwether at $15.7 billion was up 7.7% annually, and earnings per share at $1.58 was up 11% compared to last year and ahead of Wall Street estimates of $1.46. Operating profit was up 8.7% at $2.2 billion.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
New research report suggests that because Amazon "will never stop innovating or taking risks," retailers continue to struggle to compete.
By Patrick Burnson · July 26, 2017
PierPass Inc. today announced that its OffPeak program has diverted more than 40 million truck trips out of weekday daytime traffic in the Los Angeles area since the program began 12 years ago this week.
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
Following a call by the House Appropriation’s Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing & Urban Development and Related Agencies issuing a report that directs the FMCSA to consider delaying the implementation of ELD (Electronic Logging Devices), the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said it opposes any effort that would delay the implementation of ELD, which is slated for December.
By MMH Staff · July 26, 2017
As participants in the program, trade associations serve as an on-site resource for the more than 30,000 attendees expected at the co-located event.
By MMH Staff · July 26, 2017
The Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC) will be showcasing automation standard initiatives at Pack Expo Las Vegas (September 25-27; Las Vegas Convention Center) that are helping to advance the Industrial Internet of Things and improve packaging efficiency.
By Jeff Berman · July 25, 2017
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Greg West, C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Vice President of LTL Transportation to talk about various aspects of the less-than-truckload sector, including pricing, the impact of e-commerce and last mile services on LTL, and other industry topics.
By LM Staff · July 25, 2017
With a 1.6 cent increase, the average price per gallon stands at $2.507. Over the last four weeks, the national diesel average has increased a cumulative 4.2 cents.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 25, 2017
The deal gives Korber AG a foothold in the U.S. market.
By MMH Staff · July 25, 2017
Recognized and referenced by more than 400 codes, rating systems, and procurement policies worldwide, the GREENGUARD Certification requires that products meet some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive limits for low emissions of volatile organic compounds into indoor environments.
By Jeff Berman · July 24, 2017
Taking steps to expand its e-commerce delivery platform, trucking and intermodal services bellwether J.B. Hunt (JBH) recently announced it plans to acquire Special Logistics Dedicated LLC (SLD) for $136 million, with the deal subject to customary closing conditions.
By MMH Staff · July 24, 2017
Kardex Remstar has announced the recent purchase of the Services Operations of Alternative Handling Technologies (AHT Services Group, LLC) from Bob Hutson.

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