Economic Development

Relating to overseas sourcing and domestic economic development and the combined impact on supply chains.

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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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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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Transpacific Carriers Plan September GRI/PSS

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Transpacific ocean carriers are vying for a September general rate increase (GRI) for cargo shipments to the U.S.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Reject Protests Claiming Duty Preferences

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) headquarters issued a directive that specifies a new procedure for making post import claims for duty free or reduced duty treatment
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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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SC Ports Authority Fiscal Year Earnings, Volumes Surpass Plans

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July cargo volumes deliver strong start to new fiscal year.
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Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

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As part of the efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.
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Schneider Adds 100 Driver Jobs in Greater Birmingham Area

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Weekly time at home, dedicated accounts and up to $5,000 sign-on bonus available.
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YRC Freight Upgrades Three Terminals to Full Distribution Center Status

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YRC Freight announced that it has upgraded three terminals to full Distribution Center status in order to increase network capacity for customers.
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