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Propane Exports Fueling Plans for Historic Investment in Portland

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A new propane export facility in Portland could prove to be a massive boon for the local economy in coming years.
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Rail Deliveries of U.S. Oil Continue to Increase in 2014

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The amount of crude oil and refined petroleum products moved by U.S. railroads increased 9 percent during the first seven months of this year compared with the same period in 2013.
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An Issue for Every Supply Chain

By Perry A. Trunick
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When James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide spoke to shippers, carriers and 3PLs at the SMC3 Connections event, he covered a lot of territory in a short time


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Transportation’s Market Challenge

Volumes may be rising, but so are cost drivers.
By Perry A. Trunick
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The first quarter of 2014 showed some strength in trucking in the spot market as shippers tried to get freight moved, comments James Welch, CEO of YRC Worldwide.


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U.S.-NAFTA Freight Totaled $103 Billion in June 2014

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All five major transportation modes –- air, vessel, pipeline, rail, and trucks -– carried more freight by value in June 2014 than in June 2013.
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Ninth Circuit Rules FedEx Drivers Were Employees

FedEx disagrees and says new agreements have been updated.
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FedEx will seek a review of Ninth Circuit decisions on driver status.
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Capacity Trucks Names J.P. Looney as National Sales Director

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Mr. Looney will be focused on fostering relationships that will result in greater business opportunities from the company’s national accounts, such as UPS and Fed Ex.
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Healing Wounds

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The bright white stars are 9.5 inches from tip to tip on this 20-foot-by-30-foot American flag. It’s massive. And it was unfurled recently on the east steps of the U.S. Capitol as a tribute to our wounded heroes.


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Yusen Logistics Named Freight Forwarder Partner to Oishii JAPAN 2014 Food Trade Show

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Yusen Logistics announces that it has been designated as a partner freight forwarder for Oishii JAPAN 2014, a Japanese food trade show to be held in Singapore in October 2014.
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Energy Department Awards $17 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

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The funding will go toward projects that pursue breakthrough approaches to providing Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment.
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Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.

 

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