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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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Managing 2014 Transportation Fuel Expenses

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Fuel is often viewed as an unmanageable expense, or simply an, uncontrollable cost of doing business. It doesn’t have to be.
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DOE & Fuel Cells

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Nuvera Fuel Cells and DOE National Laboratory demonstrate fuel cell power for refrigerated trucks in grocery distribution.
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Industry Update: Trucking and Energy

The Trucking Industry Focuses on Energy Efficiency

Troubled by high and volatile fuel costs, shippers and carries are responding with transportation strategies that improve efficiency while containing costs.
By Mary Shacklett
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Truckers say the bottom line is, they need to be willing to continue to invest to drive higher efficiency and environmental sustainability.
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The Silver Lining in Record High Diesel Fuel Prices

By John Flynn
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Yes, rising fuel costs are a concern... but it is not as bad as you might think. In this exclusive World Trade 100 Partner Blog, John Flynn, from Fleet Advantage, looks on the bright side.
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Opposition to Ore. Carbon Standard

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A group of fuel users, consumers and business organizations opposed to the adoption of the proposed Clean Fuels Program in Oregon joined to form Oregonians for Sound Fuel Policy.
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Green Matters

Fuel Economy Standards will Cost Highways Billions

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ARTBA says that higher gas mileage requirements for vehicles enacted this week by the Obama administration will make less fuel tax money available to pay for construction projects in the future.
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States Explore New Ways to Tax Motorists for Road Repair

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States desperately search to pay for highway and bridge repair and improvements without relying on the per-gallon gasoline tax widely viewed as all but obsolete.
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Safeguard Your Supply Chain Against Rising Oil Prices

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As the cost of fuel continues to rise beyond the usual average, network optimization can actually help you achieve a balance between inventory costs, labor costs, and distribution center location.
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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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