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Rails Eye Intermodal Growth

Anticipating increased traffic in the near future, railroads are investing heavily in infrastructure improvements.

Freight volumes are reportedly strong. In some cases, the evidence is visible in official statistics, but in many cases, it is still anecdotal.


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Anheuser-Busch Converts Houston Trucking Fleet to CNG Vehicles from Ryder

New 66-tractor, heavy-haul fleet will deliver reduced environmental impact and company savings.
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YRC Freight Albuquerque Professional Driving Team Sets Company Safety Record

Fifteen million mile accident- and injury-free streak began in January 2013.
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Yusen Logistics UK Launches Transatlantic Export LCL Service

Global logistics and supply chain provider Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd announces the launch of a range of Transatlantic Services.
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Propane Exports Fueling Plans for Historic Investment in Portland

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

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

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.

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

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.
FedEx will seek a review of Ninth Circuit decisions on driver status.
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KC SmartPort Momentum

Kansas City SmartPort Momentum 2013 focused on 3PLs, the issues facing the industry, and the role or logistics in economic development

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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.

 

Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions

                                         

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Check out the September 2014 edition of World Trade WT100, featuring the 2014 Logistics Directory, plus much more!
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