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April Retail Imports Expect 6.1 Percent Increase

The total for 2013 was 16.2 million TEU, up 2.3 percent from 2012’s 15.8 million TEU.
April 8, 2014
Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 6.1 percent in April, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
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HazMat Safety Scrutinized

Hazardous material accidents are an industry nightmare, raising safety questions and potentially tighter regulation.
April 5, 2014

 They were almost certainly asleep as the driverless oil train rumbled toward Lac-Mégantic, a popular tourist destination town alongside the same-named lake in eastern Quebec, Canada. 


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Fueling Change in Trucking

An aggressive fuel efficiency initiative is helping to change the face of trucking in the U.S.
April 5, 2014

In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama promised action.


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UPS Ranks No. 22 on 2014 InformationWeeK Elite 100

Auto Arrive and Depart system automates information exchange for UPS tractor trailer feeder fleet.
April 3, 2014
UPS announced its Auto Arrive and Depart (AAD) system ranked 22 on the 2014 InformationWeek Elite 100.
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Call for Participation on Medium- and Heavy-Duty Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards

This panel will focus on the EPA's proposed extension of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles' greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards beyond model year 2018.
April 2, 2014
The EPA is inviting small businesses, governments and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel.
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Grand Opening of Penske Room at Universal Technical Institute

Penske Truck Leasing unveiled brand new multipurpose room at automotive technical training school.
April 2, 2014
The room will serve as a venue for a multitude of student activities for both students and staff, including presentations, training seminars, student-peer tutoring sessions, as well as an active classroom and lab.
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Navis Unveils N4 2.6 at Intermodal South America, TOC CSC Asia

Key features help optimize rail operations, improve system management and administration, and provide enhanced control and planning UI.
April 2, 2014
Navis, the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, announced at Intermodal South America the next release of its industry-leading terminal operating system (TOS), N4 2.6
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Menlo Launches Freight Brokerage Service in Europe

The majority of the volume has been intra-Europe in extent but Asian and North American destined cargo has also been handled.
April 1, 2014
Menlo Freight Brokerage has undergone a year of preparation and trial operation and is now being launched across Europe.
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Barilla Pasta Awards APL Logistics as Carrier of the Year

APL Logistics provides over the road trucking and intermodal services for Barilla in the U.S.
April 1, 2014
The global 3PL’s performance throughout 2013 set it apart from other carrier partners of Barilla America.
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Ryder’s Natural Gas Fleet Surpasses 20 Million Miles

Ryder has replaced approximately 3.1 million gallons of diesel fuel with domestically produced natural gas and reduced emissions by more than 559,000 MTCO2e emissions since 2011.
March 31, 2014
The fleet consists of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas tractors serving more than 40 customer operations in California, New York, Texas, Arizona, Michigan, Utah, Georgia, and Louisiana.
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