Editorial content provided by various transportation and industry trade associations.


John H. Williford, Ryder Global Supply Chain Solutions President, to Retire March 2015

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At that time, the dedicated services business will report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert E. Sanchez.
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National Retail Federation Launches Small Business Retail Council

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Main Street merchants to lead retail advocacy campaigns.
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National Freight Advisory Committee Submits Freight Recommendations

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The National Freight Advisory Committee (NFAC) has submitted a report containing 81 recommendations for improving the performance of the nation's freight transportation system.
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NEMA Welcomes Launch of Environmental Goods Negotiations

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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced negotiations aimed at eliminating customs tariffs on a wide range of environmental goods by the U.S. and thirteen trading partners.
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West Coast Port Operations Continue; CBP Provides Guidance in Event of Strike

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The contract covering the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which is the union representing U.S. West Coast port workers, expired July 1, and will not be extended.
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Global Logistic Properties Closes China Consortium Agreement

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Morrison & Foerster is advising Global Logistic Properties Limited (GLP) in its landmark agreement with a group of strategic partners.
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West Coast Labor Negotiations; Proposed Ocean Carrier Rate Increases

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Shippers contend with a volatile shipping industry during uncertain West Coast labor negotiations.
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Aid Effort for U.S. Tornado Victims

Severe weather in portions of the U.S. has created a need for logistics and material support.
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Tornados and severe weather have damaged and destroyed homes, businesses, and infrastructure in portions of the Central U.S.
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Protests Affect Business at Port Metro Vancouver

Over a thousand Port Metro Vancouver members of the United Truckers Association began a protest regarding long wait times and fair compensation from their employers
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Over a thousand Port Metro Vancouver members of the United Truckers Association began a protest regarding long wait times and fair compensation from their employers
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Rutkowski Named to NASSTRAC Role

Gail Rutkowski has been named executive director of NASSTRAC.
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NASSTRAC announced Gail Rutkowski as Executive Director.
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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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