US ends ban on air cargo from Yemen
AFP - February 15, 2011
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The discovery of the bombs led several countries to ban all air freight originating from Yemen. "Following the disruption of an attempt last October to ship explosive devices on board aircraft bound for the US, TSA and the Customs and Border Protection ...more
Airfreight Volume Up Almost 21 Percent in 2010
SupplyChainBrain - February 15, 2011
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And airfreight sagged in the second half of 2010. Airfreight volume was 1-percent higher than the pre-recession levels of early 2008, but volumes fell 5 percent since the peak air shipping time when companies were actively engaged in restocking ...more
ABF Appeals Dismissal of YRC-Teamsters Lawsuit
Journal of Commerce - January 19,2011                         
...ABF Freight System is taking its legal challenge against concession agreements negotiated by YRC Worldwide and the Teamsters to the U. S. Court of appeals.... more
Teamsters approve extensions for YRC Worldwide's financial restructuring
BizJournals.com – January 3, 2011
...YRC Worldwide Inc has received a couple of key approvals for its ongoing financial restructuring.  The Overland Park-based company(Nasdaq: YRCW) said ...
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Judges dismisses ABF suit over YRC-Teamsters deal
The Trucker – December 17, 2010
...The Fort Smith-Based carrier argued that several rounds of wage and benefit reductions provided YRC an unfair advantage, and that any changes to the ...
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Carriers educating shippers on CSA safety reg
Fleet Owner – November 30, 2010
...“CSA is finally becoming a buzz word for shippers,” Jeff Davis, VP of safety for Jet Express and a frequent speaker on CSA compliance, told Fleet Owner ...
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Truck freight dropping, but double-dip recession unlikely
Fleet Owner – November 9, 2010
...released at the end of October, indicated that real GDP grew at an annual rate of 2%, comparable to private-sector expectations of a 2.1% increase, ...
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UPS rolls out 2011 rate hikes
Logistics Management – November 2, 2010
...On October 1, UPS Freight, the company's less-than-truckload subsidiary rolled out a general rate increase covering non-contractual LTL shipments in the US ...
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ABF files $750-million suit against Teamsters, YRC Worldwide                                                                        Fleet Owner – November 1, 2010
...ABF Freight System has filed a grievance as well as a lawsuit against both the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) and YRC Worldwide (YRCW) in ...
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Teamsters Ratify Concessions Aimed At Keeping YRC Worldwide Viable
NASDAQ – October 30, 2010
... The Teamsters also can void the concessions in the event of a YRC bankruptcy. YRC, which teetered under a heavy debt load last year and teetered on the edge ...
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US Postal Service loses bid to raise rates
Reuters – September 30, 2010
...increasing numbers of Americans communicate via email, pay their bills online and favor private carriers including FedEx Corp and United Parcel Service. ...
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Teamsters Offer YRC Major Concessions | Journal of Commerce
Journal Of Commerce – September 29, 2010
...The Teamsters union is offering to extend its current contract with YRC Worldwide for two years and accept dramatically reduced pension contributions in return for an unprecedented say in the management of the nation's largest trucking ...
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FedEx to Boost LTL Rates 6.9%
Transport Topics Online – September 29, 2010
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FedEx Corp.’s less-than-truckload units will impose a 6.9% general rate increase effective Nov. 1, the company said Wednesday. ...
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YRC Worldwide reaches tentative agreement with Teamsters union
Kansas City Business Journal – September 24, 2010
...Last year, Teamster members approved two rounds of concessions to help YRC avoid a bankruptcy filing. Those amounted to a 15 percent pay cut and an 18-month...
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Senator says time to reform freight rail
Reuters – September 15, 2010
...Daniel Elliott, the chairman of the independent Surface Transportation Board (STB), which regulates freight rail economics, said at the hearing he would ...
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Freight hauling company settles discrimination suit for $10 million
Chicago Tribune – September 15, 2010
... discrimination lawsuit against a suburban freight hauling company, officials said. ... the local facilities until its merger with Yellow Transportation, ...
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With 100 Percent Screening Deadline Met, Air Cargo Industry Eyes New Hurdles
IPR Newswire – September 13, 2010                                    ...air shippers and freight forwarders successfully moved to 100 percent screening of freight on US passenger aircraft. Despite recent apprehension over ... more
Air cargo growth slows
Supply Chain Standard – September 13, 2010
...The full third quarter report shows trade across the Atlantic and from Europe to Asia is now catching up with the surge of air freight in Asia and S America ......
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Truckers May Seek Early General Rate Increases | Journal of Commerce
Journal Of Commerce – September 10, 2010
...Reports that the largest LTL trucking operator, YRC Worldwide, already may be asking shippers for a general rate increase had trucking officials predicting others would follow suit -- even before those reports could be confirmed. ...
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Kentucky AG sues FedEx over how it classifies drivers
Louisville Courier-Journal – September 2, 2010              ...Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway filed suit Thursday against Federal Express ... more
Air traffic recovery starts to slow in July: IATA
Moneycontrol.com – August 25, 2010
...International air freight traffic grew in July but at a slower pace than in the previous month, figures showed on Wednesday, offering fresh evidence that ...
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100 percent air cargo screening off to smooth start so far
Logistics Management – August 11, 2010
...there are some freight forwarders who may elect to not even bothering and, instead, move air freight on cargo-only airlines, said Albert Saphir, ...
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Air Freight Rate Index Dives 10.3 Percent
The Journal of Commerce Online – July 29, 2010
...Average air freight prices out of Asia fell 10.3 percent in June from the month before as airlines brought capacity back into the growing international ...
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Congress approves 15th extension of FAA bill, postponing FedEx-UPS dispute ...
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rading Markets (press release) – July 30, 2010
... The change is supported by the Teamster and FedEx rival United Parcel Service; FedEx has vigorously opposed the change. That dispute has stalled final ...
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Shipping rates slump
The Economist – July 14, 2010                                            ...And according to the International Air Transport Association air freight is booming, up by 34% year-on-year in May. But air freight measures trade in ... more
DOT says freight index falls in May from April BusinessWeek – July 15, 2010
...The US Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics said Wednesday its Freight Transportation Services Index fell 0.4 percent in May ...
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Shippers Brace for Impending 100% Air Cargo Screening Requirement
PR Newswire (press release) – July 13, 2010
... the Transportation Security Administration will move to a 100 percent air freight screening requirement. Delays on TSA certification of scanning ...
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Teamsters: YRC Worldwide should restart pension payments in January
Kansas City Business Journal – June 30, 2010                           ...Those concessions were key in persuading bondholders to exchange their debt for a majority share of the company, which helped YRC avoid a bankruptcy filing...more
Blimps could replace aircraft in freight transport, say scientists
The Guardian – June 30, 2010
... Airships would be too slow for some high-speed airfreight, and would not be needed to carry the majority of cargo for which much slower ships are suitable. ...
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Global air freight soars in May, IATA says
DC Velocity – June 30, 2010
... By Mark B. Solomon The global airfreight industry continued its stunning comeback in May from the shambles of early 2009, reporting a 34.3-percent increase ...
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Aircraft tax to hit cargo, says TIACA.
aircargoworld – June 30, 2010
...and negatively affect not only airlines but forwarders, shippers and the many businesses that depend on airfreight to run their operations smoothly. ...
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US Senate approves FBI veteran as new TSA chief
AFP – June 26, 2010
... Initially it was under the Department of Transportation, but was moved to the Department of Homeland Security in 2002. "Given the age of terrorism in which ...
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YRC sells most of logistics unit to private equity firm
DC Velocity – June 26, 2010
... By Mark B. Solomon YRC Worldwide Inc. said today it had agreed to sell most of its logistics unit, YRC Logistics, to Austin Ventures, a Texas-based private ....
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As the Economy Recovers, So Do Transportation Rates
Industry Week – June 22, 2010                                          ...It's also possible that national LTL carrier YRC's worst days are behind it. "Some shippers appear to be shifting some volume back to YRC, ... more
Air cargo rates rising, freight companies urge carriers to increase capacity
Channel News Asia – June 4, 2010
...Air cargo freight rates have increased between 30 and 50 per cent so far this year and they ...
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Teamsters ask federal officials for permission to start strike countdown at UPS
CanadianBusiness.com – June 1, 2010
...The Teamsters union has asked federal officials to begin a 30-day countdown to a potential strike by aircraft mechanics against United Parcel Service. ...
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Teamsters at ABF reject wage deal
DC Velocity – May 26, 2010                                               ...Defeat of proposed wage cut agreement leaves ABF at significant cost disadvantage to rival YRC Worldwide. By Mark B. Solomon Teamsters Union members at  ... more
Teamsters planning YRC return to pension fund
Fleet Owner – March 25, 2010
...The International Brotherhood of Teamsters union is forming two joint labor- management committees to address YRC Worldwide's re-entry into Teamster pension ...
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Analyst says truckload industry improving faster than expected, with higher
CanadianBusiness.com – May 25, 2010
...Truckload carriers generally dedicate an entire trailer to one customer and move the freight directly from the shipper to the receiver. Less-than-truckload ...
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Teamsters leaders, ABF agree on relief plan
The Trucker – April 20, 2010
...Another local leader compared the situation to that of YRC Worldwide, the giant LTL carrier that flirted with bankruptcy last year, despite numerous union ...
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No major impact on UK retail from air-traffic delays
MarketWatch – April 19, 2010
... In the UK, air freight accounts for less than one percent of international goods transported by weight, but it makes up a quarter of the overall value, . ..
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Air freight demand continues up
Purchasing.com –April 1, 2010                                             ...There are continuing signals that air freight demand is growing as the global economy continues to emerge from its 2009 slumber, ... more
Asia Air Freight Jumps 29.8 Percent
The Journal of Commerce Online – March 25, 2010
...Freight traffic for Asia-Pacific airlines jumped 29.8 percent in February over the same month a year ago amid signs the rapid upturn in air cargo demand was
Import Price Index fell 0.3% in February; export prices dropped 0.5%
Reliable Plant Magazine – March 16, 2010
... The price index for import air freight also decreased in February, falling 0.3 percent. The decline was led by a 0.7 percent decrease in Asian air freight...
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Teamsters Considering ABF Freight Concession Talks
Journal of Commerce – March 15, 2010                              ...The union until now refused to discuss concessions with ABF similar to those it granted YRC Worldwide, but it publicly responded Monday to the company's call for dialogue, saying steep losses at the carrier change the situation....more
LTL Industry Shrinks 24.4 Percent
Journal of Commerce Online – March 4,2010
... The study reported YRC Worldwide's national and regional operations separately. LTL revenue at YRC National, the former Yellow and Roadway operations that...
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Truckers get a freight boost in January
Bizjournals.com – February 25, 2009
... based YRC Worldwide Inc., which has a major terminal in Oak Creek. The company (Nasdaq: YRCW) came close to a potential bankruptcy filing before bondholders ...
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The air freight industry faces immense long-term challenges, despite recent ...
istockAnalyst.com (press release) – February 1, 2010
...(Source: Datamonitor)The air freight industry experienced its worst year since records began in 2009, with a 10.1% decline overall ...
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Transportation news: DOT reports Freight Transportation Service Index is up
Logistics Management – January 13, 2010
... provided by the for-hire transportation industries, and it includes data from for-hire trucking, rail, inland waterways, pipelines, and air freight. ..
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Old Dominion, ABF to hike tariff rates
DC Velocity                                                                      ...By Mark B. Solomon Old Dominion Freight Line, one of the nation's largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, said today it will raise tariff, ... more
Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. Announces General Rate Increase
Truck.Net (press release)
...Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is a multi-regional and inter-regional less-than-truck load (LTL) carrier offering a national scope and with ....
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YRC Gains Bondholder Approval
Transport Topics Online – January 4, 2010
... YRC Worldwide's bondholders agreed to swap their debt for equity late last week, enabling the company to continue operating and avoid a possible bankruptcy ...
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Railroad shipping: STB Reauthorization legislation is formally introduced
Logistics Management – December 17, 2009                        ...The bill-entitled the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2009-was kept under wraps for months as members of Congress have been working ... ...more
Banks Extend YRC Worldwide's Credit Line
Journal Of Commerce – December 17, 2009
...YRC Worldwide's banking group came to the troubled carrier's rescue today, extending its credit agreement until Jan. 12 and effectively giving YRC another month to complete a debt-for-equity swap with bondholders key to its plans to ....more
Chicago Teamsters Reject YRC Concessions
Journal of Commerce Online – December 9, 2009
... YRC Worldwide Teamsters in Chicago again rejected wage and benefit cuts approved by the most of the unionized employees at the troubled less-than-truckload...
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Heavy-lift Air Transport Faces Capacity Loss, Competition
breakbulk.com – December 9, 2009
...Project cargo forwarders that rely on air freight movements will have to juggle shrinking capacity and increasing competition from the maritime sector, ...
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Handling & Distributing Wholesalers, freight officials prepare for stricter
The Packer – December 9, 2009
...A lot of freight forwarders in the area have volunteered.” Kerry Galegher, director of the IAH International Air cargocentre II in Houston, ...
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Parcel shipping: FedEx rolls out 2010 rate hikes
Logistics Management – December 4, 2009
... FedEx said yesterday it plans to raise standard list rates for its FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by an average of 4.9 percent, effective January 4, 2010. ..
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Freight forecast amounts to mixed bag
Fleet Owner – November 20, 2009                                        ...That being said, Perry's numbers indicate there's still a huge amount of “active” surplus heavy truck capacity in the market – roughly 300000 units, ... more
UPS Sets 4.9. Percent Rate Increase for Next Year
New York Times – November 20, 2009
...By BLOOMBERG NEWS United Parcel Service will increase ground-shipment rates in 2010 by 4.9 percent, less than this year, as volume drops....
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Trucker ABF, Teamsters in Concession Talks
Journal of Commerce Online, Newark, NJ November 17, 2009
... The agreement between the Teamsters and YRC negotiated a couple of months ... Kemp would not specifically say whether he expects YRC, which holds more than  ...
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US Import Price Index up 0.7%; export prices 0.3% higher
Reliable Plant Magazine – November 13, 2009                        ...Import air freight prices also increased in October, rising 1.5 percent after advancing 0.7 percent the previous month. Non-agricultural Industrial Supplies ...more
FedEx profit tumbles, says plans to raise rates
Reuters – September 17, 2009
... FedEx's main US rival, United Parcel Service, has not disclosed plans to raise 2010 rates, though the two companies tend to track one another closely ...
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Air-freight shippers scramble for space
DC Velocity – November 16, 2009
... For attendees who ship air freight, it might have been the only one. A year of market turmoil has left them facing a severe shortage of space. ...
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Freight price hikes 'before Xmas'
Aircargo - Asia Pacific – November 16, 2009
...Businesses across the board are likely to be hit with airfreight price rises before Christmas. FedEx, UPS and DHL all have warned they intend to increase ...more
DOT Freight Transportation Index Falls 9.9%
Transport Topics Online – November 13, 2009
... The Department of Transportation's freight transportation services index fell in September from the previous year, DOT said Thursday.....more
Parcel shipping: USPS rolls out 2010 shipping rates
Logistics Management – November 5, 2009
... And the reason for the penalty is that the USPS flies most Priority Mail under a contract with Federal Express, as USPS has contracted for cubic feet on the ...
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Undercutting YRC hurting freight prices
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong – October 29, 2009
...Debt-laden YRC faces a deadline tomorrow to meet some covenants of its ... over the past year as its lenders have hesitated to push it into bankruptcy...more
FedEx, UPS clash over bill on FedEx labor rules
Reuters – October 27, 2009
... and United Parcel Service (UPS.N) faced off for the first time over a bill pending in Congress that would change FedEx workers' labor laws,....more
FMCSA to reconsider hours rules
eTrucker – October 27, 2009
... The agreement with Public Citizen, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, the Truck Safety Coalition, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters places ...
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Freight Transportation Climbed in August
The Journal of Commerce Online – October 15, 2009
...of the for-hire freight transportation industry and consists of data from for-hire trucking, rail, inland waterways, pipelines and air freight. ...
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Teamsters consider extra 5 percent YRC Worldwide pay cut
By johnliang – October 15, 2009
...If union-represented YRC workers vote for the it will boost the union's potential ownership in the Overland Kan.-based trucking company YRCW) to as much as 35 percent. The plan also would require all YRC employees to take similar cuts  ...
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British Airways unions say strike looks inevitable
Times Online – October 16, 2009
... The airline is also looking to eliminate another 1400 to 1700 jobs among ground staff and has reached an agreement with its pilots to reduce their pay ...
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Import Price Index rises 0.1%; export index drops 0.3%
Reliable Plant Magazine–October 14, 2009                               ...In contrast, air freight prices rose 0.7 percent. Non-agricultural Industrial Supplies and Materials: Non-agricultural industrial supplies and materials ... more
Air freight decline slows, fuelling recovery hopes
Reuters – October 9, 2009
...Air freight is picking up slowly but the upturn remains fragile, the agency said last month. [ID:nl3315312] Lufthansa Cargo, according to IATA ...
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YRC Worldwide lenders agree to extend provisions under credit facilities until 
Washington Examiner – October 13, 2009
... Trucking company YRC Worldwide Inc. said Monday its lenders have agreed to extend certain provisions under certain credit facilities until Oct. 30 ...
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Air Freight Traffic Volumes Improve, But Rising Costs Means
Supply & Demand Chain Executive–October  1, 2009            ...By Editorial Staff Geneva — September 30, 2009 — Air freight demand in August fell by 9.6 percent against the year-ago figures, but that figure represented ... more
FedEx profit tumbles, says plans to raise rates
Reuters – September 17, 2009
... FedEx's main US rival, United Parcel Service, has not disclosed plans to raise 2010 rates, though the two companies tend to track one another closely ...
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Freight demand shows more signs of pickup
Purchasing.com – September 12, 2009
... Thomas Hund, CFO for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. forecasted rate hikes of 3-4% in 2010 and 2011. CSX Corp. is even more bullish, predicting price  ...
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the end of air freight (as we've known it)
DC Velocity – September 4, 2009
...Battered by recession and facing new rivals for the global shipping dollar, air freight contemplates a clouded future. By Mark B. Solomon No sector of ...more
YRC Worldwide wins re-vote on union concessions
Kansas City Business Journal – September 9, 2009
... YRC Worldwide Inc. appears to have won over an unhappy segment of workers in a re-vote overshadowed by a reported shutdown threat....more
Rail shippers grow more tired of carrier pricing
Purchasing.com – September 1, 2009
... As reported on Purchasing.com, more railroads are being targeted under the Surface Transportation Board's rate complaint procedures, where shippers can get...
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NAFTA Surface Trade Fell 31.5 Percent
The Journal of Commerce Online – August 31, 2009
...Surface Trade with Canada and Mexico plummeted 31.5 percent in June compared with June a year ago, but the month-to-month increase of 6 percent runs counter ...
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Lenders ease YRC Worldwide's liquidity requirement
Bizjournals.com – August 31, 2009
...YRC Worldwide Inc. and its lenders have finalized another credit agreement amendment, signaling continued support of the trucking giant through financial  ...
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Good signs for air freight says IATA
Aircargo - Asia Pacific – August 29, 2009
... IATA says there were mixed results for air traffic in June, with air freight volumes in Asia-Pacific showing some bright signs ...
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YRC union workers vote to accept concessions
Gerson Lehrman– August 29, 2009                                             ... ABF, the nation's sixth-largest LTL company with $1.83 billion revenue last year, operates in the same troubled, unionized, long-haul LTL segment that YRC... more
YRC Worldwide shutdown would raise freight prices survey says
Kansas City Business Journal – August 19, 2009
...About 63 percent of LTL shippers surveyed said that pricing would be flat or down within a month if YRC exited the market about 24 percent said that pricing ...
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Parcel shipping: USPS preps to rolls out discount program
Logistics Management – August 19, 2009
... In an effort to shore up its bottom line, the United States Postal Service recently announced a new initiative to provide certain shippers with ...
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YRC Worldwide's threatened job cuts prompt union revote on concessions
Bizjournals.com – August 17, 2009                                         ...With YRC Worldwide Inc. threatening job cuts at New Penn after its union workers voted down a recent concessions package, the workers asked for and are.. more
DOT freight index flat in June, still at12-year low.
The Trucker – August 12, 2009
...output of the for-hire freight transportation industry and consists of data from for-hire trucking, rail, inland waterways, pipelines and air freight ...
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Mexico Logistics - Best Performers Will Be Rail And Air
OfficialWire (press release) – August 12, 2009
... The newly released Mexico Freight Transport Report notes that ahead of assessing the real impact of swine flu, Mexico's overall freight traffic projections ....
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Study: Air Cargo Security Seriously Lacking
CSO – August 12, 2009
... The report claims a lack of standardized regulations in air and freight security are driving many of the problems, and 56 percent of companies surveyed said  ...
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DHL to pay $9.4 million fine                                          Dayton Daily News – August 8, 2009
...By John Nolan, Staff Writer 12:57 PM Thursday, August 6, 2009 Express shipper DHL has agreed to pay the federal government $9.4 million to settle... more
Senate Confirms STB, DOT Choices
The Journal of Commerce Online – August 7, 2009
...FedEx is concerned that a strike at any single local could paralyze the entire company operation. With Teamster drivers, it's assumed that work rules will  ....
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YRC union workers vote to accept concessions
Bizjournals.com – August 7, 2009                                                ... The Senate approved Daniel R. Elliott to lead the Surface Transportation Board, Susan L. Kurland to be assistant transportation secretary for Aviation and ... more
UPS Employees Say They Were Forced to Lobby Against FedEx
Washington Post – August 6, 2009
...The focus of the UPS-FedEx conflict is House legislation passed earlier this year that would make it easier to unionize FedEx's lucrative express-air ...
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Railroad shipping: Antitrust legislation moves forward
Logistics Management – August 6, 2009
...International air freight fell 21.7 percent in April as the pace of decline in expedited shipping accelerated around the world ...
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Air cargo demand continues its descent
Purchasing.com – August 5, 2009                                          ...They explained that railroads are “instead regulated by the Surface Transportation Board, which has historically allowed the railroad industry to exploit... more
LTL News: YRCW, Teamsters reach tentative agreement for employees ...
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA – July 9, 2009
...Teamsters Freight Division Director Tyson Johnson said in a statement that while ... to $65 million in estimated costs for the Yellow-Roadway integration, ......
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Asia Air Freight Traffic Falls 18.6 Percent
The Journal of Commerce Online – Newark, NJ  – June 29, 2009
... Freight traffic for Asian airlines fell 18.6 percent in May from the same month last year, but the business showed signs of life with a slight improvement ....
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Trucker says it won't apply for bailout after all
Forbes – NY USA – June 11, 2009
... Media reports stirred in May that troubled trucker YRC Worldwide ( YRCW - news - people ) Inc. would ask for $1 billion in aid from the federal bailout fund ...
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Cargo Market “Soft” To 2011 Says IATA               aircargoworld - Washington, DC USA – June 9, 2009
...In its latest cargo market analysis, IATA says ocean shipping is gaining market share at the expense of air freight despite the parking of 99 freighters... more
FedEx to begin campaign against UPS, legislative measure
Memphis Commercial Appeal - Memphis, TN – June 9, 2009
...FedEx is concerned that a strike at any single local could paralyze the entire company operation. With Teamster drivers, it's assumed that work rules will  ....
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DOT is looking into Virgin America ownership
Dallas Morning News - Dallas, TX USA – June 9, 2009           ..The US Department of Transportation is reviewing Virgin America's ownership to make sure it hasn't gone over the limits for foreign ownership and control.... more
NITL Backs Bill to Strip Rail Exemption
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark, NJ USA – June 1, 2009
...Last week, leaders of the Senate Commerce Committee and its surface transportation panel – led by committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller, DW ...
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Global Air Freight Falls 21.7 Percent
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark, NJ USA – May 29, 2009
...International air freight fell 21.7 percent in April as the pace of decline in expedited shipping accelerated around the world ...
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Dueling Freight Rail Bills
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark, NJ – May 30, 2009         ...But the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has been trying to craft its own bill to revamp the STB's regulatory stance and try to fold in some ... more
Air freight slump near bottom
CNNMoney.com  USA  May 27, 2009...
ZURICH (Reuters) -- The slump in demand for air freight may have hit bottom, data from an airline industry body showed on Wednesday, but it warned there ...
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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell Another 2.2 Percent in April
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY May 22, 2009
... "While most key economic indicators are decreasing at a slower rate, the year-over-year contractions in truck tonnage accelerated because businesses are ...
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YRC Gets Reprieve
The Journal of Commerce Online – Newark, NJ– May 18, 2009
... YRC Worldwide's lenders waived a $45 million second quarter earnings requirement in a move one Wall Street analyst says is evidence banks aren't interested  ...
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ATA calls for improved hazmat rules
eTrucker –– May 15, 2009                                                         ...based less-than-truckload carrier told the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials hazardous... more
As trucking goes, so goes the economy
The Associated Press – May 14, 2009
...sales are dropping at an even steeper rate, which is wiping out any benefit for the trucking industry. Trucking companies usually see shipments increase....
Parcel shipping: USPS loses nearly $2 billion in fiscal second quarter
Logistics Management - Newton, MA – May 7, 2009             ..WASHINGTON—Economic uncertainty continues to take a toll on the financial condition of the United States Postal Service (USPS), with today's announcement.... more
IATA Cargo Traffic Finds Floor
aircargoworld - Washington, DC – May 7, 2009
...By contrast, freight traffic in the Middle East eased 7.6 percent from the same period last year. The severity of the airfreight slump is driven in part by..
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STB adopts updated fee schedule for '09
Progressive Rail Roading - Milwaukee, WI– May 7, 2009
...The Surface Transportation Board (STB) recently adopted its 2009 user fee update schedule, which established fees for each type of proceedings filed with ...
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Freight market showing signs of bottoming out...
Progressive Rail Roading - Milwaukee, WI-May 5, 2009           ...The less-than-truckload segment also has lost capacity, with Larkin estimating an 8 percent short-term reduction and a 6 percent long-term reduction — due... more
US Airlines' Cargo Falls 21.1 Percent
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark, NJ – May 5, 2009
... United Airlines reported its freight traffic declined 28.6 percent in April and was about flat with the demand in March. ...
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FedEx Sues UPS Over ‘Most Reliable' Claim
Memphis Daily News - TN – May 5, 2009
... “Moreover, the survey was conducted prior to DHL's departure from the US domestic market, a factor which would likely have a significant impact on the ...
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Air Freight Falls 21.4 Percent
The Journal of Commerce- Newark, NJ  April 28, 2009           ...International air freight traffic fell 21.4 percent in March, a slight improvement from previous months but still the fourth month in a row the industry has... more
Small parcel market splits up in the first quarter
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA – April 28, 2009
... Both UPS and FedEx have claimed to be satisfied with the amount of DHL business they gained in the first quarter. According to some reports, ...
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Air cargo/global logistics: "Autopilot" not an option for freight ...
Logistics Management - Newton, MA
...“Without that,” he said, “freight may only be accepted on a ‘loose' basis, requiring airlines to inspect each load on a piece level. ....
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Europe’s Air Cargo Dives 21 Percent
The Journal of Commerce -Newark, NJ  April 8, 2009               ..Freight traffic for Europe’s airlines plunged a record 21.1 percent in the first two months of 2009 as the business “has all but collapsed,” the Association .... more
Parcel shipping/LTL: USPS market test could add a new player for ...
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA – April 3, 2009
...WASHINGTON—In a filing submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said it will kick off a market test on May 6...
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LTL news: Mid-States Express ceases operations, state reports
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA – March 31, 2009
...Mid-States Express, an Illinois-based provider of less-than-truckload (LTL) and direct volume service, has shuttered operations due to...
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IATA expects smaller declines in cargo traffic for remainder of 2009
Flightglobal – UK – March 31, 2009                                              ..."There may be some light at the end of the tunnel with air freight," Pearce told reporters today during a briefing at IATA's Washington office. ... more
Parcel shipping: USPS facing major financial woes despite growth ...
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA – March 26. 2009
... At a time when the United States Postal Service (USPS) has ostensibly gained some momentum in the parcel express delivery market—due in part to ...
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FedEx and UPS gear up for more tough times
The Associated Press – March 19, 2009
... Despite gaining new customers from the shrinking US presence of DHL and lower fuel prices, the world's two largest package delivery ...
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Air freight prices continue to plunge
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA – March 18, 2009                     ...A recent report from logistics analysts at Robert W. Baird says that heavyweight air freight rates ... more
Logistics and the Law: Same Game, Higher Stakes
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA – February 12, 2009
...This is especially true if a shipper has multiple locations or uses an outside freight payment service. The second way to avoid a loss of discount for any  ...
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FedEx Lays Off 900 Employees At FedEx Freight Unit
CNNMoney.com - USA
...The latest job losses at FedEx Freight, the company's less-than-truckload freight unit, affects a range of employees, including field office and dock...
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Transportation and logistics rates will largely depend on capacity ..
Logistics Management - Newton, MA– February 2, 2009        ...As a result of this, truckload and less-than-truckload rates may drop 3-to-4 percent by year end and possibly lower this spring and summer, said Haughey... more
Railroad shipping: Canadian National Railway completes EJ&E ...
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA – February 2, 2009
...in September 2007, with the original expectation that it would close by mid-2008, pending regulatory approval by the Surface Transportation Board (STB)...
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Postal Service seeks to weather economic storm
USA Today – USA – February 3, 2009
...Pony Express operated on the frontier for only 18 months in 1860-61 but forever captured a place in the American imagination. The telegraph put the Pony  ...
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LTL/transportation news: YRCW Teamster employees sign
 Logistics Management - Newton, MA-January 8, 2009                      ... Teamsters employees at freight transportation services provider YRCW Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) voted to modify the current labor agreements for the company’s.... more
Railroad shipping:STB-commissioned study looks at rates ..
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA – January 7, 2009
... Wisconsin-based Christensen Associates, who was contracted by the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board in September (STB) 2007...
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Ag groups urge end to railroad antitrust exemptions
Delta Farm Press, NE – January 6, 2009
..For much of 2008, corn, soybean and wheat farmers were on the receiving end of a continuous barrage of bad publicity from a campaign that appeared to be ...
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Air Cargo Plunges 17.2 Percent
Traffic World -Washington, DC – January 6, 2009                            ...Cargo business for US airlines went into free-fall in November, according to new figures from the Air Transport Association that showed freight traffic.... more
Global Air Cargo down 7.9 percent in October
Shipping Digest - Newark, New Jersey USA – December 12, 2008
...International air cargo traffic tumbled 7.9 percent in October from the same month last year. That was the biggest monthly decline since 2001, ...
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Transportation costs plunge in December
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - December 11, 2008
...And in the less-than-truckload market, demand declines due to slumping housing, automotive and other manufacturing industries, have driven LTL rates down...
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USPS Price Increase
Corporate Logo-Phoenix,AZ -December 4, 2008                            ...Changes will affect express mail, priority mail, parcel select, parcel return service and some international shipping and average of 5 percent.... more
Teamsters may take 10% pay cut
By 1Teamster(1Teamster) - December 4, 2008
...YRC has union workers at four subsidiaries covered by the agreement: Yellow Transportation, Roadway, USF Holland and New Penn. Several hundred YRC employees in the area work at terminals operated by Yellow, Roadway and Holland...
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Fuel prices fall but fuel surcharges remain
Crain's New York Business - New York, NY USA - December 2, 2008
...Fuel surcharges can help produce “a benefit once the fuel prices have leveled off or even decline,” Mr. Schoonmaker said, “so FedEx, UPS and DHL will all ...
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TEAMSTERS, YRC WORLDWIDE REACH AGREEMENT ON ECONOMIC RELIEF
By 1Teamster (1Teamster) - November 30, 2008                         ... local unions that represent members from the YRCW companies—Yellow Transportation, Roadway, USF Holland and New Penn. If the local leaders approve the plan, Teamster freight members will be asked to ratify the agreement next month.... more
IATA Alarmed With September's Steep Decline In Global Air Traffic
AHN - USA - November 21, 2008
...Asia-Pacific, the largest player in the air freight market, posted a 10.6 percent decline while Europe and North America fell 6.8 percent and 6.0 percent,...
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Obama transportation transition team in place
AOPA Pilot - USA - November 21, 2008
...President-elect Barack Obama’s Department of Transportation transition team will be developing policy documents and information on ...
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DHL cuts 9500 US jobs
CNNMoney.com - November 10, 2008
...By Aaron Smith, CNNMoney.com staff writer NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Global delivery company DHL announced Monday that it was cutting 9500 jobs as it ...
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Air freight gets tighter screening
USA Today - USA - November 7, 2008
...Airlines began checking air freight on single-aisle airplanes such as 737s and 757s as of Oct. 1, the TSA said. Air freight is often comprised of products....
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Con-way Freight overhauls network, closes 40 service centers
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA - November 4, 2008                      ... Last week, LTL giant YRC, parent to Yellow and Roadway, said it would lay off up to 3750 workers. Earlier in the week Credit Suisse analyst Christopher J ... more
Air freight doing better than sea amid economic turmoil
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong - November 3, 2008
...By CNA Staff Air freight, particularly its international segment, is surprisingly resilient in the face of mayhem in financial markets and a general...
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Global airfreight off 7.7%
The Journal of Commerce Online - Newark, NJ USA - October 28, 2008
...Declines in airfreight have slowed year-to-date growth to 0.1 percent, with all regions except the Middle East and Africa reporting negative results....
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ATA Truck Tonnage Index Fell 0.9 Percent in September
MarketWatch - USA - October 28, 2008
...For the third quarter, the seasonally adjusted index contracted 1.2 percent compared with the second quarter, equating to a 4.8 percent annualized rate...
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3750 YRC jobs on the line with merger
Kansas City Star - MO, USA - October 28, 2008                           ...“While we recognize that the Bush administration’s economic policies have had a dramatic effect on freight and the entire transportation sector with high  ... more
Air cargo, passenger traffic down sharply in crisis
Reuters - USA - October 24, 2008
... Cross-border air freight -- a leading indicator for the health of world trade -- was 7.7 percent lower last month than in September 2007, in the biggest ...
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Deutsche Post steps up US restructuring
guardian.co.uk - UK - October 24, 2008
...Fallout from the global financial crisis was complicating cooperation talks on domestic US air freight with rival UPS, but Deutsche Post was confident it...
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Truckers cut back capacity after 3Q demand dive
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - October 17, 2008
...Truckload carrier Werner Enterprises said capacity in the third quarter was more in balance than the previous quarter due to carrier failures ...
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DOT seeks details on airline antitrust immunity
Forbes - NY USA - October 11, 2008
...The Department of Transportation said in a notice dated Wednesday that it wanted updated documents, clarification about when Continental would join the Star...
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Truckers shun big law firms for Indiana and Nebraska boutiques
By editor.dealwatchblog.com...(Daily Report) - October 10, 2008
...“If you had the legal authority to haul freight between Kansas City and Chicago, but your customer wanted you to start hauling freight to Memphis, you had to get approval from the government,” Mark Scudder said...
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Air Cargo Dives 6.6 Percent
Traffic World - Washington, DC USA - October 10, 2008
...The International Air Transportation said freight traffic declined 2.7 percent in August and the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines reported a 6 percent  ...
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Fuel surcharges are the top concern for many shippers
Shipping Digest - Newark, New Jersey USA - September 15, 2008
... For example, container lines assess an inland fuel surcharge on land bridge services to cover rising rail and truck fuel costs, while shipments through the...
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US scans incoming air cargo
USA Today - USA - September 11, 2008
...Brandon Fried of the Air forwarders Association, which represents companies that move freight between airports and manufacturing plants, said he's concerned ...
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Freight Transportation Services Grew in July
Traffic World - Washington, DC USA - September 11, 2008
...Freight transportation services increased from June to July, according to a report on Sept. 10 from the US Department of Transportation's Bureau of  ...
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Panel Comments on Transportation Policy
Traffic World - Washington, DC USA - September 11, 2008
... 10 responded to the US Department of Transportation's 2008 reform plan for reauthorization with a call for national consensus on needs and goals for the...
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Panel mostly endorses FAA's oversight of airlines
Dallas Morning News - Dallas, TX USA - September 11, 2008
...Appointed by the US Department of Transportation, the panel’s recommendations mostly endorse the Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of US carriers....
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Congress looking into proposed DHL-UPS deal
Dayton Daily News - Dayton, OH USA - September 9, 2008
...WASHINGTON — The US House Judiciary Committee is looking into whether DHL's proposal to hire United Parcel Service to handle DHL's US cargo sorting and ...
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YRC Worldwide accelerates integration strategy; expects solid
RTT News - Williamsville, NY USA - September 8, 2008
...The company noted that since acquiring Roadway, the company has reduced duplicate back-office functions, shared technology applications, formed common ...
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Airlines' fuel surcharges not rational
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong - September 2, 2008
...Convinced that fuel surcharges by the airlines have become so irrational that they are sapping the strength and vitality of air freight, a cargo executive  .
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Diesel Price Drop Boosts Trucking
Barron's - USA - August 27, 2008
...YRC Worldwide (ticker: YRCW) completed its $44.7 million acquisition of Shanghai Jiayu Logistics last Wednesday, one of the largest less-than-truckload  ...
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Diesel prices: industry experts comment on impact of high oil
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - August 23, 2008
... These numbers only include fleets with at least five trucks, although that vast majority of carriers have less than five trucks, which leads Costello to ...
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UPS freight, dockloaders OK contract
Forbes - NY USA - August 19, 2008
...AP 08.18.08, 4:53 PM ET International Brotherhood of Teamsters officials said Monday that a new contract covering more than 1700 United Parcel Service Inc...
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UPS reportedly plans 10 bln euros bid for TNT
RTT News - Williamsville, NY USA - August 10, 2008
...Sunday, Package delivery company United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS: News, Chart, Quote ) recently held early-stage talks to acquire....
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Lufthansa Halts 360 Flights as Regional Pilots Strike Over Pay
Bloomberg - USA - August 7, 2008
...Pilots at CityLine, along with colleagues at Lufthansa's Eurowings affiliate, also staged a 36-hour walkout that ended on July 23. That strike caused...
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2 Lawmakers Seek Federal Review Of UPS-DHL Proposal
WHIOtv.com - Dayton,OH USA - August 5, 2008
...UPS spokesman Norman Black said on Monday that the arrangement the company is working out with DHL is similar to one it's had for several years with the US  ...
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Air cargo suffers first fall in 3 yrs in June-IATA
guardian.co.uk - UK - August 4, 2008
..International air freight traffic volume fell for the first time in more than three years in June, hit by the global economic ...
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Area UPS workers brace for strike over pay, benefits
Chicago Sun-Times - United States - July 25, 2008
... A strike by United Parcel Service workers could hit the Chicago metropolitan area next week. ...
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2008 Annual Report - Air Freight: Carriers Alter Course
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - July 22, 2008
...Nevertheless, Lufthansa Cargo is experiencing high demand for airfreight, but is becoming more selective about the routes it serves .
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Air cargo: Freight forwarders find fault with aviation cargo security
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - July 19, 2008
... “It is unrealistic to assume that a typical ‘independent air carrier’ can afford this equipment for use in his own company, just as we understand it may be ...
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UPS Warns Of E-Mail Virus
WCCO - Minneapolis, MN USA - July 15, 2008
... United Parcel Service is warning of a computer virus circulating under the guise of an e-mail from UPS. According to a release from UPS ...
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FedEx (FDX) eyeing TNT NV?
BloggingStocks - USA - July 14, 2008
...But if TNT is in play, there are likely to be other bidders the come to the table, such as United Parcel Service (NYSE: UPS). In other words, we could have ...
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Freight shipper ends operations after 67 years
News Sentinel - Fort Wayne, IN USA - July 1, 2008
...Alvan Motor Freight, a family-owned Midwestern regional LTL - less than truckload - shipping operation based in Kalamazoo, Mich., announced Saturday it will ...
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Fuel surcharge lawsuits, antitrust fines growing
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - June 27, 2008
... Now, instead of being collected as a percentage of the freight bill—the way truckers and air freight carriers do—railroads assess their fuel surcharges on...
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Four airlines fined for cargo price-fixing
Financial Times - London, England UK - June 27, 2008
...Investigators from around the world, including the US, the European Union and Australia, have uncovered a global conspiracy in the air freight industry in ...
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Customs Not Likely to Meet Deadline for Screening All U.S.-Bound Containers
Transport Topics - June 26, 2008
... The federal agency charged with preventing weapons of mass destruction from entering the United States likely cannot meet a 2012 deadline imposed by Congress and requiring that all U.S.-bound cargo containers be scanned by imaging and radiation equipment before leaving foreign ports..
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Logistics News: DHL Responds to Questions about Service, Outsourcing
Supply Chain Digest - Dayton, OH USA - June 24, 2008
...Assertion: DHL will close down 30 of its local operations, and outsource additional local deliveries to the United States Postal Service. ..
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Freight buyers renegotiate as truckers see demand slump continuing
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - June 12, 2008
... Covenant says freight demand and trucking capacity will become more balanced later this year because "new truck orders have remained below the long-term ...
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Air cargo: Shippers say carrier mergers may mean higher rates
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - June 10, 2008
...Tom Mathers, a spokesman for the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (NCBFAA) in Washington, DC, told LM that freight middlemen are ...
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Oil crisis fuels freight turmoil
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong - June 10, 2008
...This is consequently forcing air cargo shippers to move freight to cheaper land and sea transport. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) ...
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Global Air Freight Market to Revive
air cargo world - Washington, DC USA - June 10, 2008
...The current slowdown in the US economy and the global air freight industry could last another three years before a return to growth above 5 percent, ...
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DHL faces anti-trust probe as Ohio representatives question UPS
Forbes - NY  USA - June 10, 2008
...plans to tie up its US air express DHL operations with UPS, Die Welt reported. The representatives are trying to prevent DHL from cutting up to 8200 jobs...
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Logistics News: What’s the Real Story Behind DHL’s Revamped US Plans?
Supply Chain Digest - Dayton, OH USA - June 2, 2008
...In a move that perhaps tried to find a middle ground, DHL announced last week it was remaining in the US parcel delivery market – but in a scaled-down ..
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Trucking news: ATA says April tonnage down 1.1 percent
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - May 29, 2008
...And in another sign of difficult market conditions, Jevic Transportation Inc., a New Jersey-based less-than-truckload carrier, recently ceased operations ...
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DPWN rolls out plans for DHL Express US restructuring
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - May 28, 2008
...After months of speculation regarding the future of DHL Express’ US operations, parent company Deutsche Post World Net said today that it plans to  ...
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GAO: Port Security Program Faces Deficiencies
Foxnews.com – Washington, DC – May 27, 2008
... A Customs and Border Protection program aimed at tightening port security through private self-monitoring is not producing the security it should, a Senate-requested audit shows ...
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Jevic Transportation closes doors May 19, 2008

Jevic.com - May 19, 2008

... Jevic Transportation Inc. will be discontinuing operations. The current high fuel costs, economic downturn, increasing insurance costs, and tightening credit markets have made this decision necessary. Jevic will stop providing pickup service effective Monday 5/19/08.... more

Change is Afoot At IATA Cargo
Air Cargo News.com - Queens, NY USA - May 14, 2008
... “We have proven the veracity of our Cargo 2000 and e-freight initiatives. Now we will bring forward the belief that all world-class air cargo companies ...
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DHL Express employees ratify Teamsters contract
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - May 5, 2008
...WASHINGTON—The Teamsters Union said last week that more than 7000 of its members at DHL Express ratified their first national contract...
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Fuel Frenzy
aircargoworld - Washington, DC USA - May 1, 2008
...All drivers and other key personnel, who have access to air freight being transported aboard passenger and cargo aircraft have been trained and tested ...
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Global Supply Chain: For Want of a Box, the Export Order was Lost
Supply Chain Digest - Dayton, OH USA - April 17, 2008
...In some cases, companies are forced to pay for more expensive air freight because they can’t line up containers and ocean shipping in time...
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Japan Airlines to pay $110 million US fine
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada - April 17, 2008
...Japan Airlines acknowledged conspiring to fix freight prices between 2000 and 2006. British Airways and Korean Air Lines pleaded guilty last year and...
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Air Cargo: Freight forwarders and customs brokers laud “Open Skies”
Logistics Management - Newton, MA  USA - April 7, 2008
...Air cargo analysts, meanwhile, have noted that more consolidation may take place in the coming months, no matter what happens. If this results in a sudden  ...
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ATA Airlines Files for Bankruptcy, Ceases Operations
Bloomberg - USA - April 3. 2008
...That business depended on a 2006 contract with Federal Express Team Arrangement. Federal Express told ATA it would not longer put any US military personnel  ...
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IATA slashes air industry profit forecast again
Reuters - USA - April 1, 2008
...By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday cut its profit forecast for the airline industry for...
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TSA Gets Tough on Belly Cargo
aircargoworld - Washington, DC USA - March 31, 2008
...Attendees of the Airports Council International North America Air Cargo Conference held in Los Angeles recently listened intently as Doug Britten, air cargo  ...
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Truckers ask Bush to tap oil reserves
BusinessWeek - USA - March 24, 2008
...The ATA, whose members include United Parcel Service Inc. and Knight Transportation Inc., last week said the nation's 3.5 million truck drivers are on pace ...
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Truckers Slowing Down to Save Fuel
The Associated Press - March 22, 2008
...Truckload carriers usually dedicate a shipment to a single customer, and move freight directly from the shipper to the receiver. Less-than-truckload  ...
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Airline CEOs strike ominous chord as fuel costs force changes
USA Today - USA - March 19, 2008
...Ominous statements are coming from US airline CEOs as record-high jet-fuel prices begin to make a noticeable impact on operations at the nation's carriers...
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EPA passes strict new diesel rules  
Houston Chronicle - United States - March 15, 2008
...cleaner air at the bustling Port of Houston, officials said. The Environmental Protection Agency's directive will require changes in freight and ...
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Lawsuit Alleges US Railroads Inflated Fuel Surcharges
CNNMoney.com - USA - March 6, 2008
...The AAR described the claim as "absurd" and pointed to a review by the Surface Transportation Board, or STB. The association said the main industry ...
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Strike three for cargo cartel
Air Cargo News.net - Ashford, England ,UK - March 5, 2008
... QANTAS Airways became the third airline this year to admit to airfreight price-fixing and agree to pay a multi-million-dollar fine to the US...more
Judge delays sentencing in cargo case
Buffalo News - NY, United States - March 5, 2008
...By Michael Beebe and Dan Herbeck A federal judge has delayed sentencing for National Air Cargo — which was scheduled to pay $28 million Thursday in an  ...
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IATA: Improve Air Cargo Competitiveness
The FINANCIAL - Tbilisi, Georgia - March 4, 2008
...Our risk management capabilities are excellent but our stakeholders still want to treat air freight like baggage. It is not. Effective security must involve  ...
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Teamsters Reach Tentative DHL National Agreement
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY USA - February 27, 2008
...Agreement Would Cover Thousands of Current DHL Workers Nationwide WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-US Newswire/ -- The Teamsters national negotiating ...
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Sector Glance: LTL Carriers Sink
Forbes - NY USA - February 27, 2008
... AP 02.27.08, 4:24 PM ET Investors steered away from less-than-truckload carriers Wednesday, as the trucking industry's trade association suggested that ...
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Trendset, Inc. Announces General Motors Corporation Has Awarded
Logistics Online (press release) - Erie, PA USA
... Trendset provides pre-audit and freight payment services to over 400 companies and affiliated business units worldwide. Located in Greenville, SC employing  ...
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January traffic could signal start of slowdown: IATA
domain-B - Khandala, Maharashtra, India - February 26, 2008
...Steady year-on-year air freight growth of 4.5 per cent was recorded in January. This runs contrary to downward trends in many leading indicators including ...
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STB schedules hearing on railroads' common carrier obligation
Progressive Rail Roading - Milwaukee, WI USA - February 25, 2008
... The Surface Transportation Board (STB) will hold a public hearing on April 24 at 9 am in Washington, DC, to review railroads' common carrier obligation ...more
Decision costs UPS $2.9M in overpaid GST
Financial Post - Toronto ,Ontario Canada - February 19, 2008
...United Parcel Service Ltd. has received a costly lesson from one of the country's highest courts: good intentions and tax law don't mix....
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UPS boosts ground delivery times
Bizjournals.com - Charlotte, NC USA - February 18, 2008
...United Parcel Service Inc. is aiming to deliver quicker ground shipments in eight states, including Minnesota. The Atlanta-based package shipper (NYSE: UPS) ...
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Import Prices Jump 1.7% in January
123Jump.com - Miami Beach, FL USA - February 16, 2008
... Export air passenger fares increased in January, rising 7.9 percent. The index advanced 18.6 percent over the past year. Prices for import air freight edged ..
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BTS Releases Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI)
All American Patriots (press release) - Taeby, NA Sweden - February 16, 2008
... the largest monthly decline since November 2006, the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today...more
Deutsche Post chief under investigation for tax evasion
International Herald Tribune - France - February 14, 2008
... But it immediately ran into a thicket of operational difficulties, as well as tenacious competition from United Parcel Service and FedEx ...
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Teamsters Ratify New Five-Year Contract with YRC Worldwide Carriers
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY USA - February 11, 2008
... drivers and certain other union employees of Yellow Transportation, Roadway, USF Holland and New Penn. The new National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA) ...
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Air Freight Alliances Look Likely to Disband
AMTOnline.com - Beltsville, MD USA - February 8, 2008
... A source from the rival air freight alliance, SkyTeam Cargo, which counts eight members including Air France-KLM Cargo of the Franco-Dutch group Air France ...
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YRC to cut 1100 jobs, close 27 terminals in regional trucking
Kansas City Star - MO, USA - February 8, 2008
..“Yellow and Roadway don’t have the same regional footprint, the same next-day service that the region can provide,” said Satish Jindel, president of SJ ......
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Trucking industry divided over new training requirement
Seattle Post Intelligencer - USA - February 5, 2008
... The US Department of Transportation rule estimates it will cost $167.8 million a year to train 40000 new drivers. The measure replaces a 2004 rule that a  ...
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DPWN may consider selling DHL Express US operations
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - January 31, 2008
...DHL Director of Corporate Communications Jonathan Baker told LM that any withdrawal of DHL Express in the US market can be completely ruled out.  ...
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World airline industry faces tough 2008, says IATA
AFP - January 31, 2008
...International freight traffic grew 4.3 percent in 2007, down from 4.6 percent the previous year. The air freight demand environment will remain "challenging  ...
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Old Dominion increases LTL rates
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA
... By Dave Hannon -- Purchasing, 1/30/2008 9:30:00 AM Less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line announced it will increase its base rates 5.4% on ...
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Carriers knuckle down for ‘08
Fleet Owner (subscription) - USA - January 29, 2008
...“Trucking capacity in our industry continued to outstrip freight demand during the fourth quarter [in 2007] and overall truck tonnage declined,” noted David ...
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DHL denies sale to FedEx
Bizjournals.com - Charlotte, NC USA - January 25, 2008
...At the time, United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx asked for congressional intervention to stop the deal. The Memphis Business Journal is an affiliated...
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Air cargo price-fixing probe moves towards charges  
Flight International - USA - January 23, 2008
...Also lurking in the wings are the civil class actions brought mostly by freight forwarders. One is pending in Australia, and at least 20 in the USA ...
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Old Dominion Freight Line Announces Base Rate Increase
dBusiness News Triad (press release) - NC USA - January 22, 2008
... Domestically, OD provides inter-regional and regional less-than-truckload shipping of general commodities, consumer goods and capital goods to a diversified...
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Shipping's impact on the air
CNN - USA - January 20, 2008
... As a result, while the aviation industry transports around 40 million tons of freight a year, the shipping industry carries 6 billion tons of it ...more
UPS to increase freight rates by 5.4 pct
CNNMoney.com - USA - January 12, 2008
...The hike applies to minimum charge, less-than-truckload and truckload rates. Less-than-truckload, or LTL carriers, usually fill their trucks with freight ...
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Cross-border trucking continues despite protests
Brownsville Herald - TX United States - January 13, 2008
...In Brownsville, exports to Mexico totaled more than $485 million and imports more than $217 million, according to Department of Transportation. ...
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Con-way announces CFI is now officially Con-way
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - January 11, 2008
...Con-way said this addition to its service line—coupled with Con-way Freight, the company’s less-than-truckload unit, and its global third-party logistics ...
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DHL to offer shipping services from Walgreens
Reuters - USA - January 9, 2008
... DHL has a far smaller US presence than United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N: Quote, Profile, Research) -- the world's largest package delivery company -- and...
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Air shipping: IATA says November air freight demand up 3.5 percent
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - January 9, 2008
... GENEVA—The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently reported that international air freight demand came in at 3.5 percent in November and was  ...
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Trucking alliance will offer continent-wide services
Central Penn Business Journal - Harrisburg, PA USA - January 8, 2008
... Starting March 1, the six carriers will offer less-than-truckload, truckload and supply-chain freight services throughout the US, Canada and Mexico.....more
UPS to Expand Air Freight Offerings  
Houston Chronicle - United States - January 7, 2008
...AP ATLANTA — Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc. said Monday it will launch an expanded and simplified air freight shipping system this..
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Teamsters to vote on master freight pact
Workday Minnesota - St. Paul, MN USA - January 1, 2008
... Inc., the primary multi-employer bargaining arm of the unionized freight trucking industry. Unionized TMI member firms include Yellow Transportation...
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FedEx vs. The IRS
Fleet Owner (subscription) - USA - December 27, 2007
... which is engaged in a long-term campaign to unionize FedEx drivers like what’s been done at FedEx’s biggest rival, United Parcel Service ...more
Fedex Bumps Freight Rate
The Associated Press - December 26, 2007
...United Parcel Service, meanwhile, announced in November that it was implementing an average rate increase of 4.9 percent for ground and air-express services...
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UPS: Contract with Teamsters ratified
Forbes - NY, USA - November 19, 2007
...SAN FRANCISCO (Thomson Financial) - The International Brotherhood of Teamsters on Wednesday notified United Parcel Service that a new contract covering ...
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ATA Testifies in Support of Hours of Service Rule
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco, CA USA - December 19, 2007
... For example: The projected truck-involved fatal crash rate for 2006 is 1.94 fatal crashes per 100 million vehicle miles of travel...
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Teamsters and TMI/YRC Worldwide reach tentative agreement..
The Trucker - USA - December 18, 2007
... The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Trucking Management Inc./YRC Worldwide have reached a tentative agreement on a new National Master Freight ...
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Transportation Services Index inches up in October, USDOT says
Progressive Rail Roading - Milwaukee, WI  USA - December 13, 2007
... However, the index of month-to-month changes in the output of services provided by for-hire rail, truck, inland waterway, pipeline and air freight firms...
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Fitch: US Freight Transportation to be Pressured by Weaker Demand
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco, CA USA - December 14, 2007
..In the less-than-truckload sector, high fixed costs have made the negative margin effect of reduced unit pricing and/or lowered volumes particularly ...
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China growth questioned by major freight forwarder
Air cargo - Asia Pacific - Perth, WA Australia - December 12, 2007
... As China goes, so goes air freight in 2008. That's the prediction of Julian Keeling, chief executive at US based Consolidators International.  ...
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Oil prices leading to higher shipping costs
Newsday - Long Island, NY USA - November 29, 2007
... And DHL will hike its surcharge Sunday to 19.5 percent for air and international shipments and 5.3 percent for ground shipping, from 18.5 percent and 5  ...
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NAFTA Freight Trade Rose in September
Forbes - NY USA - November 29, 2007
...Trade between the US and Canada and Mexico reached $66.77 billion in September, according to the Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation ...
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Airfreight losing out on transpacific trade lane
Air Cargo News.net - Ashford, England, UK - November 29, 2007
... Airfreight statistics from US research house, RW Baird, showed stable growth in Asia and Europe alongside continuing weakness in North America. ...
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Goods trucked in US fell in October
Forbes - NY USA - November 28, 2007
...based trucking group's members include United Parcel Service Inc. (nyse: UPS - news - people ) and Knight Transportation (nyse: KNX - news - people ) Inc....more
IATA launches six pilot projects for paper-free era
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong - November 27, 2007
..."The paper-free era for air freight has begun," said Giovanni Bisignani, director general and chief executive officer of IATA. "This first wave of pilot...more
Qantas plead guilty to price-fixing
ABC Online - Australia - November 27, 2007
...in most industries where time is of essence in terms of moving their products or services by air freight rather than sea freight...more
Lufthansa predicts overcapacity in air cargo market
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - November 27, 2007
...By Dave Hannon -- Purchasing, 11/27/2007 6:43:00 AM Global capacity for the air cargo industry will increase in the next five years, giving air freight ...
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DHL announces rates for 2008
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco, CA USA - November 27, 2007
... DHL Express (USA), Inc., today announced new list rates for 2008. Rates will include a 4.9 percent increase in the net average shipping ...more
United Parcel teamsters ratify new five-year contract
Bloomberg - USA - November 24, 2007
... united parcel service inc. workers represented by the teamsters approved a new five-year contract that will provide a mean annual increase  ...
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Air cargo dispute settled
Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati, OH USA - November 17, 2007
... COM WILMINGTON - Shares of cargo carrier ABX Inc. rose more than 5 percent after its main customer DHL paid $8.8 million in disputed expense reimbursements...
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Demand, rates to remain low for LTL, truckload well into 2008
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - November 16, 2007
...By David Hannon -- Purchasing, 11/15/2007 Demand for both truckload and less-than-truckload shipping will remain weak heading into 2008 and pricing for both ...more
NITL air cargo shippers report results from national meeting
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - November 15, 2007
... (NITL), has been gaining more traction at its national conference in recent years, says NITL Air Cargo Committee Chairman and IBM Corporation Strategic ...
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Estes and Lakeville Agree to Dissolve Alliance, Allowing Estes to
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco, CA USA - November 13, 2007
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During the past 76 years, Estes has grown from a small, local carrier into one of the most respected multiregional, less-than-truckload and truckload  ...more
US railroads remain on slow traffic pace in Oct., AAR say
Progressive Rail Roading - Milwaukee, WI USA - November 12, 2007
...In addition, weak demand for truckload and less-than-truckload services led to a continuation of excess capacity in those sectors. ...more
Air cargo shippers keep wary eye on forwarder's fate
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - November 12, 2007
... LOS ANGELES, Ca.,-- Air cargo shippers here and elsewhere in the nation are tracking a US Department of Justice investigation of international freight ...
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ABX and DHL duke it out in court
By Airfreight (Airfreight) - November 11, 2007
... ABX Air Inc. has told shareholders it considers its largest customer, DHL, in default under terms of two agreements between the companies. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, the Wilmington-based air ...
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UPS to hike delivery charges by 4.9 percent
Reuters' - UK - November 9, 2007
... BOSTON (Reuters) - Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N: Quote, Profile , Research) said on Friday it was raising its prices for 2008 ...more
UPS Freight Launches Reliability Guarantee
Business Wire(press release)-San Francisco, CA-November 5, 2007
... 2 to less-than-truckload (LTL) customers who ship using the current UPS Freight 560 tariff in the continental United States. This new guarantee promises ...
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IATA Launches Paper-free Air Freight Project
Bernama - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - November 5, 2007
... Sea shipping is expected to grow by six percent annually over the next five years compared with 4.8 percent for air cargo," he said. E-freight is one of ...
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China Boosts Fuel Prices to Curb Demand
The Associated Press - November 2, 2007
...Sometimes it just gets you to the next station," said a truck driver who would give only his surname, Liu. He said he had been waiting in line for two hours ...more
CN files application with US Surface Transportation Board seeking
CNN Money.com - USA - October 30, 2007
... CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI) today filed with the United States Surface Transportation Board (STB) its application seeking regulatory authorization to acquire  ...
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Trucking news: NMFTA rolls out new classification procedures
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - October 30, 2007
... The organization said this vote is in response to a ruling made last May by the Surface Transportation Board which officially terminated approval of the ...
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FedEx Express 2008 rates to rise by most since 2001
Reuters - USA - October 26, 2007
... Main rival United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N: Quote, Profile, Research) usually raises rates for its ground delivery service in November. ...more
Cargo firm admits overbilling for military shipments
Newsday - Long Island NY USA - October 26, 2007
... "National Air Cargo's highest priority continues to be providing superior freight movement services to our customers, including mission critical supplies ...
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Trucking demand, rates will remain low into 2008
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - October 10, 2007
... Demand for both truckload and less-than-truckload shipping will remain weak heading into 2008 and pricing for both modes is expected to continue down. ...
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EU raids freight firms in suspected cartel
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington, New Zealand - October 10, 2007
... Spokesmen for FedEx and United Parcel Service had no immediate comment. Freight forwarding companies deal with transportation of goods and related  ...more
Korea endorses Montreal Convention '99
Air cargo - Asia Pacific - Perth, Australia - October 2, 2007
... The endorsement of MC 99, which governs international air carrier liability, is a basic requirement for e-freight as it includes a provision that allows...
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Airlines reel as ships lure cargo
Cargo news Asia - Hong Kong - October 2, 2007
...At Panalpina, ocean cargo grew 17.4 percent last year, while air freight revenues went up 10.5 percent. A few years ago, air cargo accounted for close to 55 ...
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UPS to launch paperless foreign shipping
MarketWatch - USA- October 2, 2007                                           ... (FDX: , , ) and Deutsche Post AG's (DE:555200: news, chart, profile) DHL Worldwide for a slice of international shipments, which have been growing quickly  ...more
Teamsters And UPS Reach Deal On Pensions
New York Times - United States - October 1, 2007
... The Teamsters' contract with United Parcel Service is due to expire next July 31, but in an unusual move, the two sides rushed to negotiate a deal by Oct. 1 ..
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STB Ruling Makes Way for Deregulation--and Changing LTL Terrain
Supply Chain Digest - Dayton, OH, USA - September 27, 2007
...  What impact will this have on Less-than-Truckload (LTL) shippers? To get a complete picture, we need to take a brief detour to 1948  ...
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Truckers welcome feds' request for delaying HOS rules
Logistics Management - Newton, MA, USA - September 26, 2007
... It would also affect both truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers in the way they position drivers in their networks. "We're really concerned about  ...more
Shippers face high trucking expenses in US
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong - September 21, 2007
... and containers will have to be moved," he said. "The truck rate increase will still be a small percentage of the value of the goods inside the box." ...
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DHL and Lufthansa Cargo reveal 'Newco' details
Air Cargo News.net - Ashford, Middlesex, UK - September 21, 2007
... Lufthansa fought off competition from Emirates and Cargolux to land the deal as DHL's exclusive partner in the joint-venture. Based in Leipzig, the company  ...
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Freight railroads continue to take heat on pricing issues
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - September 20, 2007
...In January, the Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued a final rule defining how railroads should--and should not--calculate fuel ...more
Union urging contract with UPS
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron, OH USA - September 13, 2007
... By David Mildenberg Bloomberg News Service United Parcel Service Inc., the largest employer of Teamsters members, needs to finish contract talks by Oct. 1  ...
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Teamsters continue battle against truck initiative
San Diego Union Tribune - United States - September 7, 2007
... "We have a beef with the American government lying to the American people these people are under the (Department of Transportation) rules and regulations," ...
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Report blasts TSA air cargo security
USA Today - USA - September 6, 2007
...Airlines typically lease a portion of their cargo holds to freight companies, and last year earned $4.4 billion from cargo operations, according to the Air ...more
STB issues final decision on small and medium sized freight rail
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - September 6, 2007
... WASHINGTON--Earlier this week, the Surface Transportation Board issued a final decision to create new procedures so that "small- and medium-sized freight ...
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Lufthansa Cancels 23 European Flights as Pilots Strike
Bloomberg - USA - September 4, 2007
... The Vereinigung Cockpit pilots' union called the strike today to press for changes in conditions such as working hours and six-day shifts...
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Lufthansa and Deutsche Post project new joint
Avionews - Roma, Lazio, Italy - September 3, 2007
...(WAPA) - Lufthansa's air transportation division and express delivery company DHL, acquired by German mail delivery enterprise Deutsche Post in 2001,...more
Asia leads freight pick-up
Flight International - USA - September 2, 2007
... Air Freight Asia 2007 is opening at a hugely positive time for the region as it leads the world's growth in freight demand, according to the latest figures  ...
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YRCW set to begin contract negotiations with Teamsters by September
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - September 1, 2007
... According to an YRCW statement, the Teamsters National Freight Industry Negotiating Committee (TNFINC) will represent the Teamsters Union, and YRCW's TMI ...
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LTL truckers sued for price-fixing
Purchasing.com - Newton,, MA USA - August 31, 2007
...Farm Water Technological Services of Brawley, Calif., has named 11 of the biggest less-than-truckload carriers and is seeking class-action status for a ...more
Mexico Prepares to Allow US Trucks to Cross Border
Bloomberg - USA - August 30, 2007
...Last February, US and Mexican transportation officials reached an agreement to allow US Department of Transportation inspectors to certify the trucks of as ...more
Pilot strike threat 'to cost Aer Lingus millions'
Evening Echo - Cork, Ireland - August 30, 2007
... The threat of strike action by Air Lingus pilots is expected to cost the airline in the region of EURO 3.5m. Defending Ryanair's takeover bid cost Aer Lingus a...
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Trucking Shipments Drop in July
Forbes - NY, USA - August 27, 2007
... based trucking group's members include US Xpress Enterprises Inc. (nasdaq: XPRSA - news - people ), United Parcel Service Inc. (nyse: UPS - news - people ...more
Con-way's acquisition of CFI is now official
Logistics Management - Newton, MA USA - August 27, 2007
... The addition of CFI to Con-way's existing $90 million TL division creates a business unit with more than $500 million in annual truckload freight revenue in ...
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Trucking firms face lawsuit over fuel surcharges
By 1Teamster(1Teamster) - August 24, 2007
... The other trucking companies named in the suit are Averitt Express, Jevic Transportation Inc. and its owner, Sun Capital Partners IV, New England Motor Freight Inc., Old Dominion Freight Line Inc., R+L Carriers Inc. and Saia Inc....
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Logistics providers increase focus on Mexico
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - August 22, 2007
...In July DHL introduced a new cross-border service based out of Harlingen, Texas, capable of handling triple the volume of its previous offering as well as ...more
STB issues final ruling about fuel surcharge
Great Falls Tribune - Great Falls, MT USA - August 17, 2007
... By JO DEE BLACK A final ruling on rail fuel surcharge reporting issued by the Surface Transportation Board this week will not shed light on the way carriers  ...more
Truckers' doctored records recurrent in the industry
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (subscription) - Milwaukee, WI USA - August 12, 2007
Truckload drivers are almost universally paid by the mile or the load rather than by the hour. That system, say experts - including safety administration...
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FedEx lawsuit could cost $630 million
Indianapolis Business Journal - Indianapolis, IN USA - August 8, 2007
... FedEx has been nipping at the heels of larger United Parcel Service, grabbing nearly 20 percent of the ground-delivery market, while UPS has shrunk to 70 ...
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UPS, Teamsters close to withdrawal deal
Pensions & Investments - Chicago, IL USA - August 8, 2007
... United Parcel Service of America Inc., Atlanta, and Teamsters Central States, Southeast & Southwest Areas Pension Fund, Rosemont, Ill., reached an agreement  ...
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Air freight demand grows a mere 2.6% in first half
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong - August 3, 2007
...CNNMoney.com - USA - July 23, 2007
Air freight demand for the first six months of 2007 grew by 2.7 percent, well below the 4.6 percent growth recorded for the full year in 2006, according to  ...
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Airlines pay price for collusion on fuel surcharge
The Age - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - August 3, 2007
... with six other airlines, was served with a $200 million class action in Australia's Federal Court in January for allegedly inflating air-freight prices.  ...more
Trucking news: ATA asks DOT for a stay on recent HOS ruling
Logistics Management (subscription), MA - Aug 2, 2007
... Remaining unchanged is a requirement that limits drivers to 14 hours of on-duty time in a 24-hour-period, including a maximum of 11 hours of driving time,  ...
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Truckers Want to Track Drivers' Drug Use
Forbes - NY, USA - August 1, 2007
... ATA members include YRC Worldwide Inc. and United Parcel Service Inc. (nyse: UPS - news - people ) A study released last year by the Federal Motor Carrier...more
Two FedEx units cut fuel surcharges 
eTrucker - USA - July 31, 2007
... Two FedEx less-than-truckload subsidiaries -- FedEx Freight and the new long-haul FedEx National LTL -- have reduced their fuel surcharges by ...
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UPS debuts new service for urgent shipments
Milwaukee Business Journal - Milwaukee, WI USA - July 24, 2007
... United Parcel Service Inc. has begun a new service that provides a single point of contact for all same-day and urgent packages, regardless of the size of ...
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FedEx Freight To Cut Fuel Surcharge By 25%
CNNMoney.com - USA - July 23, 2007
...CNNMoney.com - USA - July 23, 2007
He said FedEx Freight has been looking at cutting the fuel surcharge "for some time." FedEx Freight and FedEx National update fuel surcharges weekly based ...
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Trucking company faces 15 safety violations
Los Angeles Times - CA, USA - July 21, 2007
... Michigan-based KW Express has until mid-September to appeal or bring its operations into full compliance, said Duane J. DeBruyne, spokesman for the Federal ...more
TrackPackages.com Releases Google Gadget for Tracking Packages
PR Web (press release) - Ferndale, WA USA - July 16, 2007
... The Google Gadget supports UPS tracking, FedEx tracking, DHL tracking, and United States Postal Service USPS tracking from a single search box, ...
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Con-way Acquires Contract Freighters, Inc. to Accelerate Growth
CNNMoney.com - USA - July 16, 2007
...The acquisition elevates Con-way into a unique position in the freight transportation industry, creating a leading less-than-truckload (LTL), truckload (TL) ...
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UPS and other overnight carriers go even higher-tech
International Herald Tribune - France - July 6, 2007
...By Claudia H. Deutsch LOUISVILLE, Kentucky: Worldport, the United Parcel Service hub at the airport here, gives the phrase "hub of activity" a new dimension ...
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Asian demand fuels air freight growth 
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - July 5, 2007
... Increasing demand for air freight in Asia continues to balance off more sluggish growth in North America. The International Air Transport Association said ...
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Astar pursues purchase of fellow DHL sub service carrier ABX Air
ATWOnline - Silver Spring, MD USA - July 2, 2007
... The proposed deal would combine two cargo airlines that operate out of DHL's primary US hub in Wilmington, Ohio. Both generate the vast majority of their ...
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FedEx dealt blow on unionizing
commercialappeal.com - Memphis, TN USA - June 30, 2007
... "The fact is, on this issue, Federal Express is right," he told committee members, reminding them that the purpose of the RLA is to protect the nation from ...more
Freight rail bill offers potential for future infrastructure
Logistics Management (subscription) - Newton, MA USA - June 23, 2007
... This much was made clear at a Surface Transportation Board (STB) hearing held in April for Ex Parte No. 671 Rail Capacity and Infrastructure Requirements, ...
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Pensions dominate Teamsters' talks with UPS, freight carriers
Logistics Management (subscription) - Newton, MA USA - June 22, 2007
...WASHINGTON--The good news for shippers following two separate current Teamsters union negotiations with UPS and a handful of less-than-truckload (LTL) ...more
Transportation Index Unchanged
Houston Chronicle - United States - June 14, 2007
...said its combined freight and passenger transportation services index, which measures changes in the output of services by the railroad, air freight, ...
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Import and Export Prices Rise in May
123Jump.com - Miami Beach, FL USA - June 14, 2007
... Prices for import air freight rose 1.1 percent in May, driven by a 3.3 percent advance in European air freight prices. Import air freight prices increased ...
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DHL acquires 49% of US cargo carrier
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong - June 12, 2007
... Global express delivery and logistics company, DHL, has acquired a 49 percent equity stake and a 24.9 percent voting interest in ASTAR Air Cargo of Miami ...more
Canada Post claims NAFTA victory
Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada - June 12, 2007
... JOHN'S, NL - Canada Post said Tuesday it has defeated a NAFTA challenge from United Parcel Service of America Inc. that alleged the Crown corporation. ...
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&Air freight "a huge gap" in aviation security, &Air India inquiry told
Canada.com - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - June 7, 2007
... Kathleen Sweet, a lawyer, author and retired US Air Force lieutenant colonel, said air freight, and the workers who load it, are "a huge gap" in aviation ...
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Shippers may benefit from STB ruling
DC Velocity - North Attleboro, MA USA - June 5, 2007
... based bureau publishes Czarlite, the de facto standard for the base tariffs used by many less-than-truckload carriers in their rate negotiations....more
Rate woes?
DC Velocity - North Attleboro, MA USA - June 5, 2007
...Demand for truckload and less-than-truckload (LTL) service is soft right now, and shippers are taking full advantage of the situation to pressure carriers...
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IATA says international air freight traffic up 2.6 percent through 
Logistics Management (subscription) - Newton ,MA USA - June 4, 2007
... VANCOUVER--The International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported yesterday that international freight traffic rose only 2.6 percent over the first four ...
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Teamsters president notes progress on UPS freight talks
MarketWatch - USA - May 31, 2007
... Teamsters President James P. Hoffa said the union is making "tremendous progress" in its contract negotiations with United Parcel Service Inc.'s (UPS : ...more
Bill could postpone Mexican truck plan
San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego, CA USA - May 26, 2007
...The emergency war funding bill approved by Congress on Thursday night includes requirements that the Department of Transportation get approval from its.
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Freight Management: National Motor Freight Traffic Association
Supply Chain Market (press release) - Erie, PA USA - May 22, 2007
... NMFTA is a nonprofit membership association, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, representing 1100 less-than-truckload carriers throughout North America...
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Shipper Suit Alleges Price Fixing by Railroads
Supply Chain Digest - Dayton, OH USA - May 17, 2007
... Further complicating things, the Surface Transportation Board ruled in January that some rail fuel-surcharge practices were improper, and announced new...
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STB issues ruling on collective ratemaking processes
Logistics Management (subscription) - Newton, MA USA - May 10, 2007
...Earlier this week, Surface Transportation Board (STB) chairman Charles Nottingham told attendees at the annual National Shippers Strategic Transportation...
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UPS hit with suit over its measuring system
San Antonio Business Journal - San Antonio, TX USA - May 3, 2007
... A suit seeking class action has been filed in US District Court in San Francisco against United Parcel Service Inc., claiming the Atlanta-based package ...
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Bipartisan Senate Bill Tackles Nation's Transportation Needs
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA - April 17, 2007
... Further, in a recent statement before the Surface Transportation Board, the group noted that, "Public participation in rail investment would produce an...
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Truckers left without pay as Trucker’s Express brokerage shuts down
Land Line Magazine - Grain Valley, MO USA - April 6, 2007
...OOIDA has petitioned the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration to raise the required bond above $10000, though the agency hasn’t issued a new ...
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CVG is now screening cargo
Cincinnati Post - OH, USA - April 2, 2007
... Known Shipper program, which sets up regulations and vetting for shipping companies such as DHL and Federal Express and requires them to inspect cargo...
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Trucking shipments drop by 1.7 percent
BusinessWeek - USA - March 27, 2007
... "Freight levels remain challenging, despite some anecdotal reports of better volumes in late March," Bob Costello, the group's chief economist, ...
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UPS Launches Package Intercept Service
FOX News - March 26, 2007
...CHICAGO — Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) said on Monday it has launched a new service allowing customers to intercept or reroute ...
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Logistics: a fast-growth industry in China
China Economic Net - Beijing, China - March 20, 2007
... Ltd., United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS) paid a price of US$100 million to reach an agreement with Sinotrans on their splitting, and TNT ...
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Track your packages with Google Maps
By funvill - March 17, 2007
... Google maps trackingIsnoop.net has created a package tracking tool that will map your UPS, FedEx, USPS, or DHL/Airborne package’s progress with Google Maps. Just enter your tracking number (the tracker automatically detects which ...
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FedEx Freight announces rate increase
BusinessWeek - USA - March 16, 2007
...FedEx National is a long-haul, less-than-truckload service of the Memphis-based shipping corporation's freight unit. Rates for FedEx Corp ...
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Federal Judge to Consider Certifying FedEx Class Action Lawsuits
Inside Indiana Business (press release) - Indianapolis, IN  March 13, 2007
... also known as FedEx Ground/Home Delivery, a unit of Federal Express (NYSE: FDX), the current CEO, David Rebholz, the current Executive Vice Present, ...
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Kohl bill targets railroad antitrust law
The Capital Times - Madison, WI USA - March 7, 2007
... Railroad mergers and acquisitions are exempt from antitrust law and are reviewed solely by the Surface Transportation Board. Railroads that engage in ...
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Port costs on the rise
Long Beach Press-Telegram - Long Beach, CA USA - March 5, 2007
...This LNG-fueled vehicle was on display at the Faster Freight Cleaner Air 2007 convention where a variety of clean-air vehicles were shown at the Long Beach ...
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Mexican truckers to get full US access
Washington Times, DC - Feb 23, 2007
... Mexican truckers soon will have full access to US highways under a new agreement between the United States and Mexico. Mexican registered trucks currently ...
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LTL demand dip impacts rates as carriers focus on operations
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - February 14, 2007
... “The slowdown we first experienced at Con-way Freight in the third quarter continued through the fourth quarter as the industry’s traditional peak season ...
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FedEx officially launches nationwide LTL service
eTrucker - USA - February 13, 2007
...FedEx Corp. has announced the official launch of its new long-haul less-than-truckload service, FedEx National LTL. The company also has launched direct LTL ...
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Transport experts call for new generation of ocean cargo services
Manufacturer.com  UK  February 10, 2007
... Their research project was sponsored by supply chain services provider APL Logistics and Con-way Freight, (NYSE:CNW), the less-than-truckload freight ...
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Vetco Companies Plead Guilty to Bribery, Express Courier Service ...
Corporate Crime Reporter - Washington, DC USA - February 7, 2007
... From 2002 to 2005, federal officials alleged that each of the defendants engaged the services of an unnamed major international freight forwarding and ...
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Shippers Oppose Changes In Rail Rate Rules
Chemical & Engineering News - USA - February 6, 2007
...In 1995, Congress passed legislation that directed the newly created Surface Transportation Board (STB), the successor to the former Interstate Commerce ...
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Rail Customers Make Case Against Proposed New Rate Rules
PR Newswire (press release) - New York, NY USA - February 3, 2007
... A diverse group of rail customers told the Surface Transportation Board (STB) today that proposed changes to the rail rate ...
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RR fuel surcharges regulated
Columbus Telegram - Columbus, NE USA - January 28, 2007
... In its decision Friday, the Surface Transportation Board said the railroads must link the surcharges directly with the actual fuel costs for specific rail.  ...
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UPS expects delays from train derailment
Atlanta Business Chronicle - Atlanta, GA USA - January 16, 2007
... United Parcel Service Inc. is expecting a train derailment in Bullitt County, Ky., to cause some delays at its package sorting hub at Louisville ...
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YRC streamlines units to cut costs, boost business
Washington Post - Washington, DC USA - January 15, 2007
...YRC is the largest US less-than-truckload operator. Less-than-truckload companies consolidate smaller loads into a single truck. ...
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UPS promotes Abney to chief operating officer
Atlanta Journal Constitution - Atlanta, GA USA - January 11, 2007
... UPS, also known as United Parcel Service, said Alan Gershenhorn would replace Abney as president of UPS International. ...
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World air freight growth 3.1% in Nov -IATA
San Diego Union Tribune - San Diego, CA USA - January 5, 2007
... International air freight, a key indicator of world trade health, grew by 3.1 percent in November after its poorest performance in a year in October...
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UPS Seeks to Redeem Self After Rumors of West Bank 'Package'
FOX News - USA - December 19, 2006
...WASHINGTON — Officials at United Parcel Service are vehemently fighting back rumors that their company practices "package apartheid" by refusing to deliver ...
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FedEx raises ground, home delivery rates
BusinessWeek - USA - December 4, 2006
... United Parcel Service Inc., a major FedEx competitor, has also announced rate increases next year. UPS will raise list rates by ...
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Fitch: US Surface Transportation Freight Demand to Moderate in..
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco, CA USA - November 30, 2006
... Volume growth for the truckers, in particular the less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, will likely be modest, although demand for regional LTL services is ...
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Economy Puts Pinch on Transport Pricing
Houston Chronicle - United States - November 21, 2006
...The sentiment is much the same on the less-than-truckload side, the survey shows. A majority of shippers expect pricing for less ...
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Saia Buys Partner for $17.5 Million
Houston Chronicle - United States - November 21, 2006
... said Monday it paid $17.5 million for Connection Co., a less-than-truckload transportation company that expands Saia's reach into major Midwestern markets. ...
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Shippers moving cargo from air to ocean transport
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong - November 20, 2006
... Shippers and consignees are cutting back on the use of air freight and other premium services in favour of less costly transportation options. ...
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United Parcel Service increases rates for 2007
Atlanta Business Chronicle - Atlanta, GA USA - November 17, 2006
...United Parcel Service Inc. has raised its rates for 2007 by an average 4.9 percent for ground shipments and 4.9 percent on all air ...
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UPS expands daily international deliveries
Louisville Business First - Louisville, KY USA - November 8, 2006
... Starting in January 2007, United Parcel Service Inc. will start offering three, up from two, daily international deliveries. The ...
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Rail pricing remains solid, trucking demand soft -survey
MarketWatch - USA - November 7, 2006
... As for the trucking industry, ample capacity and soft demand are showing up in lackluster pricing, particularly for less-than-truckload carriers, or trucking ...
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FedEx Express to raise rates 5.5%, reduce fuel fee
Chicago Tribune - United States - November 3, 2006
...5.5 percent, the same as the increase for this ... into the permanent FedEx Express base rate, he said ... FedEx Ground, which delivers shipments by truck, will adjust ...
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Trucking Firms' Peak Season Slow to Come
Houston Chronicle - United States - November 3, 2006
... Truckload and less-than-truckload companies are normally in the midst of hauling products from ports and other sites to distribution centers in preparation for ...
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Carriers respond to surcharge proposal
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - November 2, 2006
... Rail carriers have voiced their concern over the Surface Transportation Board's proposed ruling on railroad's “double dipping” in fuel surcharges....
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Rail shippers steamed at fuel surcharge
MSNBC - USA - October 29, 2006
...The Surface Transportation Board, the US government regulator charged with resolving rate disputes between the railroads and their customers, held hearings in ...
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ATA petitions for 68 mph mandate
eTrucker - USA - October 23, 2006
... The association also asked the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to enforce the ... Mac McCormick, CEO of Best Way Express and ATA’s first vice chairman ...
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Trucking Industry Seeks to Limit Speeds
Houston Chronicle - United States - October 18, 2006
... Under contracts signed in 2003 with companies such as USF Bestway, a unit of Yellow Roadway Corp., and ABF Freight System, a unit of Arkansas Best Corp., "we ...
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US ports tighten trucker regulations
United Press International - USA - October 18, 2006
...The new legislation instructs the Department of Transportation to issue regulations that will require all CDL holders to demonstrate citizenship or legal ...
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Pilot program considered for Mexican trucks in US
San Diego Union Tribune - United States - October 15, 2006
... Now the federal Department of Transportation is considering options to get its plans moving – including a possible pilot program that would allow as many as ...
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Getting the Fuel Surcharge Genie Back in the Bottle
Supply Chain Digest - Dayton, OH USA - October 6, 2006
... Certainly the charge that carriers profit from fuel surcharges is widespread, and is a factor in the proposed Surface Transportation Board’s regulations on ...
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Teamsters Look To Add FedEx, More UPS Workers To Ranks
Easy Bourse (Communiqués de presse) - Paris, France - October 6, 2006
... Federal Express (FDX) and United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) are already union members, but the International Brotherhood of Teamsters wants to add more workers to those ranks. ...
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Shippers say they're getting railroaded
Chicago Tribune - United States - September 26, 2006
... The Surface Transportation Board formally resolves its disputes in the Linda Morgan Room, a sleek space of blond-wood walls with television ...
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STB fuel surcharge comments pushed back to October 2
Logistics Management (subscription)-Newton, MA USA-Sept. 20, 2006
... WASHINGTON—The Surface Transportation Board recently announced that public comments for Ex Parte No. 661, regarding rail fuel ...
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UPS, Teamsters Begin Contract Talks
MSN Money - USA - September 19, 2006
... UPS, also known as United Parcel Service, recently reached a new contract deal with its pilots, who are represented by a different union. ...
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Air freight in the US has a split personality
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong - September 18, 2006
... Gloria Whittington, a 20-year veteran of the air freight business and currently managing director at Dependable AirCargo Express (DAX), based in Rancho ...
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Air forwarders Association Statement on Air Cargo Security Reports ...
Business Wire(press release)-San Francisco, CA USA- September 9, 2006
... Brandon Fried, the Executive Director of the Air forwarders Association, the industry voice of air freight forwarders, today released the Association's ...
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LTL market continues to support high rates
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - September 7, 2006
.... Yellow-Roadway (YRC) reported its highest-ever quarterly earnings, saying its LTL revenue ... Total yield for Con-way's LTL division, Con-way Freight, was up 6.1 ...
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Teamsters seek UPS Freight contract
Charleston Gazette (subscription) - WV USA - September 7, 2006
... United Parcel Service, a longtime union trucking company, acquired the Overnite Transportation Co. last year. Overnite, which operated ...
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National Motor Freight Traffic Association and National
Logistics Management (subscription)-Newton, MA USA-September 6, 2006
... NMFTA is a nonprofit membership association representing more than 1,100 less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers throughout North America ...
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UPS pilots ratify new labor agreement
MSN Money - USA - August 31, 2006
.... CHICAGO (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc.'s pilots' union said on Thursday its members ratified a new labor contract that took nearly four years to ...
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FedEx, Pilots Union Have Tentative Contract Agreement
Bloomberg - USA - August 28, 2006
... The FedEx agreement comes as the 2,700 pilots at rival United Parcel Service Inc. are voting on a tentative agreement. The pending ...
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FedEx, UPS Hike Package Fuel Fee
AirCargo World Online - August 28, 2006
... The two biggest players in the U.S. express package market, FedEx Express and UPS, both said they will push their fuel surcharges ...
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Decision Ties Rail Fuel Surcharges Closer to Actual Changes in ...
Farm Futures - Carol Stream, IL USA - August 15, 2006
.... The Surface Transportation Board released a decision recently to bring more control to the methods that railroads use to recover fuel costs. ...
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Transportation Department Laptop Stolen
Washington Post - United States - August 9, 2006
... A laptop computer belonging to the federal Department of Transportation inspector general's office was stolen last month, putting the sensitive personal ...
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Shortage has truck drivers fuming
Denver Post - Denver, CO USA - August 5, 2006
... per truck - far less than the 100 to 300 gallons needed to fill the tank, said Colin Heupel, safety manager for HVH Transportation Inc. truckload division in ...
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Transport board proposes changes to fuel fees
Virginian Pilot - Norfolk, VA USA - August 4, 2006
.... The US Surface Transportation Board on Thursday stepped into a simmering dispute over fuel pricing between the nation's big freight railroads, including ...
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UPS pilots to begin voting on labor contract
Reuters - USA - August 1, 2006
... NEW YORK, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The union representing air pilots for package carrier United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS.N: Quote, Profile ...
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UPS Freight president to step down
Louisville Business First - Louisville KY USA - July 31, 2006
... Gordon Mackenzie, who currently serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the United Parcel Service Inc. division, will replace Suggs. ...
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Teamsters launch UPS Freight drive
Fleet Owner (subscription) - USA - July 31, 2006
... Gordon Mackenzie, who currently serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer of the United Parcel Service Inc. division, will replace Suggs...
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Freight index increased in May
eTrucker - USA - July 31, 2006
... transportation industries. The freight TSI measures for-hire trucking, railroad freight, inland waterways, pipelines and air freight. ...
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Senate committee okays transportation bill
Logistics Management (subscription) - Newton, MA USA - July 25, 2006
... Also included in the bill was the Department of Transportation (DOT) supported amendment restoring the previous DOT authority over registration of brokers and ...
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UPS, FedEx Receive Federal Subpoenas in Cargo Antitrust inquiry
Bloomberg - USA - July 15, 2006
... July 14 (Bloomberg) -- United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. received federal subpoenas for documents as part of a US Justice ...
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Import and Export Prices Rise in June
123Jump.com - Miami Beach,FL,USA - July 14, 2006
... June import air freight prices rose 3.2%, the third consecutive monthly increase for the index. Prices for import air freight advanced ...
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Battle for additional flights to China about to take off
Chicago Tribune - United States - July 11, 2006
... The US Department of Transportation invited carriers to submit applications for additional access. At least one carrier will be ...
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China gives top priority to cargo traffic growth
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong - July 11, 2006
... take a phase-by-phase approach to opening its aviation market further in the next few years, with top priority being given to air freight, government officials...
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Transportation industry feels the pinch of escalating fuel prices
MSNBC - USA - July 10, 2006
... on hauls because more than half of the rate goes to ... For example, each of a typical truck's two fuel tanks hold ... To offset the increase, he says the company has ....
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FedEx pilots like that deal over at UPS
commercialappeal.com (subscription) - Memphis, TN USA - July 9, 2006
... Their history is also contentious, including a near-strike in the late 1990s. ... From what he knows of the UPS offer, FedEx pilot Webb says UPS pilots got...
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Cargo industry fatally flawed, mostly ignored 
Bradenton Herald - FL, United States - July 9, 2006
... 04. Every month, another cargo pilot was killed. Cargo planes have a strike against them even before they take to the air. Many ...
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UPS pilots urged to approve contract
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville, KY USA - July 7, 2006
... The union's executive board and its pilot negotiating committee unanimously approved the ... The threat of a potentially crippling strike by pilots loomed during ...
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Rates up, service down, railroad customers say
Green Bay Press Gazette - Green Bay, WI USA - July 7, 2006
... Inc., said the Green Bay plant, which was built for loading and unloading rail cars, experienced a 200 percent rate increase. "Now it's all truck," she said...
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Kohl Introduces Railroad Anti-Trust Bill in Senate
Farm Futures - Carol Stream, IL USA - July 4, 2006
... industry.  Rail mergers and acquisitions are also exempt from antitrust law and are reviewed solely by the Surface Transportation Board. ...
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Are Global Supply Chains Too Risky? A Practitioner's Perspective
TMCnet (press release) - USA - July 3, 2006
... Another concern are hazardous materials moving by truck. ... An appropriate response would be to increase buffer stocks ... likely have a planned freight rate in place ...
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Trimming Your Transportation Costs
Multichannel Merchant - Stamford, CT USA - July 1, 2006
... According to Steve Holmes, spokesperson for Atlanta-based United Parcel Service, fuel costs for the parcel carrier were 48% higher in the first quarter of 2006 ...
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SCS to sell Jevic, move headquarters to Georgia 
Kansas City Star - MO USA June 30, 2006
... Bert Trucksess, chairman and chief executive of SCS, said the sale allows the company to focus on Saia Motor Freight Line Inc ... (then called Yellow Corp.) spun ...
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UPS, Pilots Union Reach New Contract Deal
Forbes - USA - June 30, 2006
... Under the Railway Labor Act, the pilots couldn't strike while under the direction ... The company and its pilot union had been grappling over pay, pensions, work ...
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Hoffa goes for third term at Teamsters
Oakland Press - Pontiac, MI USA - June 30, 2006
... announced that the union has won a card-check agreement at UPS Freight, which will boost the Teamsters' organizing efforts at the former Overnite Transportation  ...
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Teamsters Win Major Agreement at UPS Freight
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA - June 29, 2006
... Meanwhile, UPS has agreed to the Teamsters' demand to early negotiations for the 2008 National Master United Parcel Service Agreement. ...
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UPS, Teamsters agree to get early start on new contract
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville, KY USA - June 29, 2006
... UPS also has agreed to a card-check agreement at UPS Freight, providing a major boost to the Teamsters' organizing efforts at the former Overnite Transportation  ...
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Teamsters say UPS Freight lets union try to organise
Reuters - USA - June 28, 2006
... have been trying to negotiate an organising agreement with UPS Freight since last August, when UPS bought the unit, previously called Overnite Transportation. ...
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What's 'really new' in supply chains?
Bangkok Post - Thailand - June 28, 2006
... There is the physical equivalent in various organizations'' supply-chain setups, particularly those such as DHL, FedEx and UPS, which rank among the world's ...
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UPS in deal to carry mail for US Postal Service
Reuters - USA - June 28, 2006
... NEW YORK, June 28 (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS.N: Quote, Profile, Research) and the US Postal Service have agreed ....
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MEXICAN TRUCKS TO ENTER US FREELY?
Free Market News Network, FL - June 27, 2006
... A US government agency has begun a new audit to determine if the Bush administration has resolved inspection issues that would allow Mexican trucks to enter  ...
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Large-truckload turnover rate drops
eTrucker - USA - June 27, 2006
... The turnover rate for less-than-truckload line-haul drivers decreased in the first quarter, to 13 percent from 17 percent in the previous three-month period. ...
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Research indicates trucking capacity issues persist
Logistics Management (subscription) - Newton, MA USA - June 26, 2006
... to remain economically sustainable and increase capacity, Starks ... seen-there will be more truck drivers available ... still feel be faced with rate increases and  ...
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McPhee's 'Carriers' is transporting
Boston Globe - United States - June 26, 2006
... He reports from the floor of the sprawling United Parcel Service Worldport, a 4-million-square-foot distribution facility at the Louisville, Ky., International ... 
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Senators rip transportation board
Helena Independent Record - Helena, MT USA - June 25, 2006
... WASHINGTON — Senators blasted the chairman of the Surface Transportation Board Wednesday, saying more needs to be done to strengthen railroad competition and ...
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Mineta to Quit As Transportation Secretary
Forbes - June 23, 2006
... By JENNIFER LOVEN , 06.23.2006, 11:36 AM. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, the only Democrat in President Bush's Cabinet, will step down next month. ...
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Fuel Surcharges Help FedEx, Rivals
MSN Money - USA - June 23, 2006
... Companies such as FedEx and United Parcel Services Inc. have had better luck. On Wednesday, FedEx trounced Wall Street projections ...
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Central Freight Lines To Complete Merger With Moyes-Owned Company ...
Trading Markets - Los Angeles, CA USA - June 20, 2006
... (RTTNews) - On Tuesday, Central Freight Lines Inc. (CENF | charts | news | PowerRating), a less-than-truckload carrier, announced that it would be completing ... 
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US air exports, domestic ground parcels set records in 2005
Bulletin Panama - El Dorado, Panama - June 20, 2006
... Domestic airfreight and less-than-truckload traffic, while posting year-over-year gains, have still not returned to their all-time highs set in 2000, according ...
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Taking constitutionality of NAFTA to a higher court
Canada NewsWire (press release) - Canada - June 19, 2006
... "This threat is illustrated by United Parcel Service's $160 million USD ($175 million CAD) lawsuit which alleges that Canada's publicly funded network of post ...
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New Fuel Optimization Service Helps Truckload Carriers and ...
DirectionsMag.com - Glencoe,IL,USA - June 18, 2006
... help fleet owners offset that increase by saving ... improve profitability with advanced freight rate market analysis ... Truck drivers across the country depend on the ... 
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FTR: High freight rates through ‘07
Fleet Owner (subscription) - USA - June 16, 2006
... Starks predicts trucking rates will increase an additional 4 ... will continue to push rate increases in ... Additional details about truck capacity utilization, the ...
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Air Exports, Ground Parcels Set Records
DM News - New York,NY,USA - June 14, 2006
...However, domestic airfreight and less-than-truckload traffic, while posting year-over-year gains, have not returned to their highs set in 2000. ... 
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US Transportation Rules Changed To Facilitate Global Commerce
Washington File - Washington, DC. USA - June 12, 2006
... and use of cylinders that hold dangerous goods will match international standards under a final adopted by the Department of Transportation (DOT) June 12. ...
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Know what you're signing, lawyer advises
eTrucker - USA - June 6, 2006
... “For most truckload carriers, these ... Seaton highlighted a number of circumstances in which a less than thorough carrier could face expensive legal problems. ...
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IATA forecasts losses by airlines to hit $3bn
Gulf Times - Doha, Qatar - June 6, 2006
... s drive to do away with paper tickets by the end of 2007 but said governments remained an obstacle to taking similar cost-saving steps in the air freight sector ...
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National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) Announces
PR Newswire (press release) - New York,NY,USA - June 3, 2006
... participating in the NMFC. The NCC's activities are regulated by the United States Surface Transportation Board. For 50 years, NMFTA ... 
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doubt, yes, but hope, too
DC Velocity - North Attleboro, MA USA - June 2, 2006
... Federal transportation policy-makers recognize the problem, and indeed the Department of Transportation has developed a respectable outline for what a national  ...
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UPDATE 1-April international air traffic rises 10 pct -IATA
Reuters - USA - June 2, 2006
... Cross-border air freight, considered a prime indicator of the health of world trade, rose 6.1 percent in April on a year-on-year basis, it said ...
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Costs force UPS to remove cap on fuel surcharge
Logistics Management (subscription), MA - May 31, 2006
... UPS will remove its 12.5 percent cap on the fuel surcharge June 5, spokesman Norman Black said Tuesday. The company also will adjust ... 
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Proposed rules apt to add costs for air shippers
MSNBC - USA - May 29, 2006
... The air cargo industry estimates that about 55,000 tons of freight are shipped nationwide each day. That translates to 40.2 billion pounds annually.  ...
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FedEx agrees to pay $780m for Watkins
MSN Money - USA - May 26, 2006
... Last year, UPS bought Overnite Corporation, a domestic truck company, for $1.25bn, to challenge FedEx's leadership of the regional road freight market ...
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Former NASA engineer eases fuel-price headache for companies
Houston Chronicle - United States - May 24, 2006
... Companies like FedEx, UPS and Yellow Freight use thousands of gallons of fuel each week and price swings quickly cut into their bottom lines. ...
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Ship It, Ship It Good
Grist Magazine - Seattle, WA USA - May 23, 2006
... Of course, ground and air freight have impacts, too. ... What can you do to reduce shipping's impact? Four things: Avoid air freight whenever possible ...
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Truck industry set for more consolidation
Reuters - USA - May 23, 2006
... For many companies that consolidate small loads into a single truck -- known as less-than-truckload, or LTL -- the good news may be that companies like Old ...
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Watkins, FedEx Mum on Buyout
The Ledger - Lakeland, FL USA - May 23, 2006
... Watkins, one of the nation's largest private, less-than-truckload carriers, has 139 terminals across 42 states and Puerto Rico, according to recent press ...
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VAT: The Most Problematic Tax
The Moscow Times - Russia - May 23, 2006
... For a number of years now, the share of VAT in federal revenues has been ... The Supreme Arbitration Court seems to have been intending to express the same idea in  ...
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Royal Mail 'in talks' with US parcel firms
InTheNews.co.uk - London UK - May 22, 2006
... Royal Mail is allegedly in advanced negotiations with US parcel groups, the United Parcel Service (UPS) and the Fedex Corporation, over plans to set up a ...
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FedEx Is Poised to Buy Watkins
Lakeland Ledger - Lakeland, FL USA - May 21, 2006
... The less-than-truckload (LTL) leader is YRC Worldwide, formerly Yellow Freight Corp., which controls about 30 percent of the roughly $35 billion LTL market. ...
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TSA Issues New Regulations to Substantially Strengthen Air Cargo ...
Yahoo! News (press release) - May 18, 2006
... The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today continued comprehensive efforts to strengthen air cargo security by ...
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China to become world's sixth largest Express market by 2010
domain-B - India - May 18, 2006
... It is very mature, dominated primarily by UPS and FedEx, followed by DHL and the USPS. TNT Express meanwhile only has a small presence in the US market. ...
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Keep on trucking
Oakland Press - Pontiac,  MI USA - May 14, 2006
... For example, at United Parcel Service, the world's largest package delivery service that employs more than 200,000 Teamsters, Hoffa failed to deliver the kind ...
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Utilities lead charge vs. railroads
The Capital Times - Madison, WI USA - May 12, 2006
... The state and national CURE groups contend that the federal Surface Transportation Board, which is part of the US Transportation Department, has failed to ...
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Railroad fuel surcharges too high?
Brownfield - Jefferson City, MO USA - May 12, 2006
... Fuel surcharges the topic of discussion at a hearing conducted by the federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) on Thursday ...
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FedEx hopeful of pilot deal soon: exec
Reuters - USA - May 10, 2006
... is not forthcoming, the union would likely seek to be excused from the talks hosted by the National Mediation Board, a step that could lead to strike action....
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Freight indicator rises slightly
eTrucker - USA - May 10, 2006
... The Transportation Services Index for freight rose two-tenths of a percent from February to March, reported the US Department of Transportation’s Bureau of ...
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a long hard road
DC Velocity - North Attleboro, MA USA - May 8, 2006
... looked great on paper. Then came the culture clash. By RICHARD GIBSON. When United Parcel Service Inc. announced it was acquiring the Mail Boxes Etc. ...
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Package Deal
Wall Street Journal - New York,NY USA - May 5, 2006
... Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW - News) is a $4.2 billion freight transportation and logistics company with businesses in less-than-truckload and full truckload ...
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Railroad customers bristle at fuel surcharges
Reuters - USA - May 5, 2006
... In response to customers' complaints, the Surface Transportation Board (STB), the federal regulator that oversees rail rate and service disputes, will hold a ...
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Fuel fees becoming widespread
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - May 5, 2006
... However, United Parcel Service and FedEx recently boosted add-on fees for packages delivered by ground to 3.75% of the shipping rate from the previous 3.5%. ...
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CSX CEO sees truck diesel allowing '07 price rises
Reuters - USA - April 19, 2006
... The US Surface Transportation Board (STB) has called a hearing on May 11 to examine rail fuel surcharges. Ward said the main focus ...
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Deal May Avert Pilot Strike at Delta
New York Times - United States - April 18, 2006
... nearly 6,000 pilots said today they had reached a tentative agreement a day ahead of a an arbitration panel ruling that could have sent the pilots on strike. ...
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CNF Shareholders Approve Name Change to Con-way
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA - April 18, 2006
... Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW - News) is a $4.2 billion freight transportation and logistics company with businesses in less-than-truckload and full truckload ...
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ATA will defend HOS
Logistics Management (subscription) - Newton, MA USA - April 14, 2006
... The next step is for the interveners-- including NASSTRAC Inc., The Health and Personal Care Conference, Inc., and United Parcel Service to file a joint brief ...
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Import Prices Drop 0.4%
123Jump.com - Miami Beach, FL USA - April 13, 2006
... The price index for import air freight declined 0.4 percent in March following a 2.3 percent increase in February. The decrease  ...
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Rates for overseas shipments to rise next month: DHL
Business Times - Malaysia - Malaysia - April 9, 2006
... DHL said rates for sending parcels overseas through its express delivery services in Malaysia will increase from May 1. This follows ...
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LTL buyers face an uphill battle
Purchasing.com - Newton MA USA - April 7, 2006
... Logistics buyers, in general, are not happy lately and less-than-truckload (LTL) buyers may be the grumpiest in the bunch. Some ...
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Con-Way goes forward with regional LTL rate increase
Logistics Management (subscription) - Newton MA USA - April 7, 2006
... ARBOR, Mich.—Citing increased operating costs of operations, Con-Way Transportation Services raised its rates for regional less-than-truckload (LTL) network ...
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FedEx Freight Announces General Rate Increase
Business Wire (press release) - San Francisco, CA USA - April 7, 2006
... MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2006--FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX ...
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Trucking scales back 1Q expectations
Fleet Owner (subscription) - USA - March 31, 2006
... There are indications that first-quarter earnings of truckload and less-than-truckload carriers will represent relatively modest gains compared with the strong ...
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New study makes the case for changing rail fuel surcharges
Forbes - USA - March 16, 2006
...The air freight business requires complex support networks and the business acumen to match. Being an airfreight carrier means more ...
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Airfreight Grows Globally
Logistics Management (subscription) - Newton,  MA USA - March 15, 2006
... The "until now" that Roman refers to do pertains to the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) announcement yesterday that it plans to hold a hearing on May 11 ...
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APX Logistics to File for Chapter 11
Multichannel Merchant - Stamford, CT, USA - March 15, 2006
... Unlike parcel carriers such as FedEx and United Parcel Service, APX Logistics doesn’t offer an end-to-end ground service but instead provides zone-skipping ...
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Railroads back on track for freight, profit
Seattle Times - United States - March 11, 2006
... Atlanta-based shipping giant United Parcel Service said it has paid out $1.5 billion to "every railroad of consequence in North America" since the start of ...
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Burns criticizes rail monopoly
Billings Gazette - MT, USA - March 11, 2006
... "The only sheriff in town -- the Surface Transportation Board -- charges folks $102,000 just to file a case and then it is almost certain that the STB will ...
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IATA reports air freight improvements
Logistics Management (subscription) - Newton, MA USA - March 8, 2006
... the first time in a year the industry has seen two consecutive months of growth above 5%. Middle Eastern carriers showed the strongest freight growth for ...
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Holes in national security go beyond ports
San Jose Mercury News - CA, USA - March 8, 2006
... "It is failure across the board ... ... Surface transportation security got a C-minus, security of critical infrastructure a D-minus. ...
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DFW International Airport Named Best Cargo Airport in the ...
Houston Chronicle - United States - March 8, 2006
... sq. ft. air cargo, logistics and freight forwarding center, DFW continues to lead the industry in new cargo facilities. Trammell ...
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The Tower of RFID Babble
RFID Journal - USA - March 5, 2006
... Let's say the world's postal service providers decide to adopt one standard for the reusable transport containers they use, and Federal Express, DHL and other ...
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Sky's the limit for carriers
Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale, FL USA - March 2, 2006
... Air freight within the Americas also faces special challenges, as manufacturing soars in Asia and Latin America loses ground in the global economy. ...
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Airline cargo prices under international investigation
SupplyManagement.com - London, UK - March 2, 2006
... UK cargo buyers have welcomed an international investigation into claims of an air freight price-fixing cartel. The Freight Transport ... 
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Bad news for buyers: rates to remain high, capacity low
Purchasing.com - Newton, MA USA - March 2, 2006
... and retention market remains more challenging than ever. ... to pay increases is helping recruit new truckload drivers ... drop, shippers will see even less capacity in ...
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Domestic Ground Parcel Shipments on Pace for Record
DM News - New York, NY USA - March 2, 2006
... The report also found that domestic regional less-than-truckload carriers continued to gain share of the LTL market, holding 82 percent of shipments as of...
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Overnite to become UPS Freight
Fleet Owner (subscription) - USA - February 28, 2006
... United Parcel Service is changing the name of subsidiary Overnite Corp. -- the holding company for Richmond, VA-based LTL carrier  ...
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Market balanced, but buyers wary of surcharges and consolidation
Purchasing.com - Newton MA USA - February 16, 2006
... Capacity for less-than-truckload (LTL) service is expected to remain balanced going forward but there is increasing concern from buyers and shippers that base ...
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Ruling: Some FedEx contractors are employees
eTrucker - USA - February 8, 2006
... a Teamsters statement. United Parcel Service, a leading FedEx competitor, is the single largest employer in the Teamsters Union ...
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At DHL, no change in plans
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA, USA - February 6, 2006
... DHL, long the dominant small-package carrier outside the United States, was determined to break into the domestic duopoly of UPS and FedEx which, together ...
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Trucking businesses struggle to stay in gear
NorthJersey.com - Hackensack,NJ,USA - February 6, 2006
... move full loads over long-haul routes, were up 11.1 percent in the 12-month period ending September 2005, and revenues for less-than-truckload (LTL) operators ...
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More Freight Moves on US Transportation System than Previously
Auto Spectator - USA - January 25, 2006
... Air freight and express delivery are growing the most rapidly, although air cargo remains a small and specialized part of freight activity in terms of tonnage....
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Airport adds weight to freight
MSNBC - USA - January 24, 2006
... duo is headed soon to two international air cargo conferences to court air shippers: the March Air Cargo Americas in Miami and the February Air Freight Asia in ..
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Transportation & Logistics Council to hold its 32nd Annual Conference
Transportation & Logistics Council - January 16, 2006
... The 32nd Annual Conference, a joint conference with the Transportation Loss Prevention & Security Association, will be held on April 2nd - April 5th in San Antonio, TX at the Crown Plaza Hotel....
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Chamber sees for demand, more consolidation
Fleet Owner (subscription) - USA - January 6, 2006
... GA-based UPS and Overland Park, KS-based YRC Worldwide (formerly named Yellow Roadway) all ... competition but at the same time there will be more freight that can ...
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Panalpina identifies accounting fraud, takes action against former employee
Logistics Management - January 5, 2006
... The Panalpina Group, a Switzerland-based forwarding and logistics provider, said today its CEO, Bruno Sidler, resigned as a result of accounting fraud committed by a Panalpina manager under his watch ...
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Air freight growth seen slowing sharply in 2005
Metro Toronto - Toronto Ontario Canada - December 29, 2005
... A Federal Express employee moves cargo containers on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport with two parked FedEx jets in background in a 2001 file ...
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Mediator declines pilot request to end talks - UPS
Reuters - USA - December 28, 2005
...CHICAGO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Package shipper United Parcel Service (UPS N: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Wednesday that the federal mediator in charge of ...
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Mediator calls for recess in UPS pilot talks
Louisville Business First - Louisville KY. USA - December 23, 2005
... The federal mediator in charge of contract negotiations between United Parcel Service Inc. and the Independent Pilots Association ...
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DHL drivers authorize a strike
Tallahassee.com - Tallahassee FL. USA - December 22, 2005
...Tallahassee DHL contract drivers represented by the Teamsters union have authorized a strike against the cargo transit company in the latest round of a battle ...
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DHL Announces 2006 Rate Hikes
Multichannel Merchant - Stamford CT. USA - December 22, 2005
... Following its rival carriers United Parcel Service, the US Postal Service, and Federal Express, DHL earlier this week announced its new rates for 2006. On Jan. ...  
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Unlocking the value of TMS in just 15 weeks
MMH.com (subscription) - Newton MA. USA - December 16, 2005
... The result: LifeWay has spent less on transportation in 2005 than 2004 despite contract increases for less than truckload (LTL) shipments, fuel surcharges and ...  
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Shipping contractor Teamsters strike
El Paso Times - El Paso TX. USA - December 13, 2005
...In the meantime, Mexican trucks are taking better and better care of their rigs, data from the US Department of Transportation showed. ...
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US rules stalling trucks from Mexico
NewsOK.com (subscription)-Oklahoma City OK,USA-December 13, 2005
... comes at one of the busiest times of the year for package delivery companies such as DHL, the nation's third-largest shipper behind United Parcel Service Inc. ...  
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everyone's talking trucks
DC Velocity - North Attleboro, MA USA - December 2, 2005
... will support critical parts management, order fulfillment operations, and freight receiving and ... US Air Force General John W. Handy, who retired in September... 
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Air-Cargo Screening `a Disaster Waiting to Happen,' Critics Say
Bloomberg - USA - November 30, 2005
... In the meantime, she said the agency has begun requiring airline and freight security workers ... Air-cargo shippers said they fear the costs will cut into profit. ... 
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Distribution Centers Roaring In China
Forbes - USA - November 30, 2005
..."They are skipping a couple of steps in the supply chain and doing the same work at a fraction of the cost," says Bill Zollars, CEO of Yellow Roadway. ...
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Economy Fuels Up Trucking
Investor's Business Daily (subscription) - USA - November 18, 2005
... The heavyweight-freight LTL market, which excludes parcels, generates roughly $30 billion a year in sales ... Yellow Roadway alone has 30% of the market, he says. ...
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UPS details rate increases for next year
Atlanta Business Chronicle - Atlanta GA USA - November 18, 2005
...United Parcel Service Inc. is raising its shipping prices in 2006, but it is reducing its fuel surcharge index. The price hike includes ... 
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UPS pilots threaten to strike, lock-out
Bizjournals.com - Charlotte NC. USA - November 17, 2005
...The Independent Pilots Association has given United Parcel Service Inc. until Dec. 23 to submit a new contract for union pilots ...
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UPS pilots' union to make 'major announcement' Thursday
Louisville Business First - Louisville KY. USA - November 15, 2005
... Independent Pilots Association, the union that represents United Parcel Service Inc. pilots, will have a "major announcement regarding ...
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UPS talks with pilots union to resume Dec. 19
San Diego Union Tribune - United States - November 9, 2005
... NEW YORK -- United Parcel Service Inc. will resume contract talks with its pilots union on Dec. 19, with wage and pension issues ...
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Reverse Side Of Logistics: The Business Of Returns
Forbes - USA - November 4, 2005
... Roadway Reverse Logistics, another 3PL, handles Hyundai cores--reusable parts for the remanufacture of transmissions from Hyundai dealers ...  
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Gasoline prices may have eased, but diesel still has truckers
Pittsburgh Post Gazette - Pittsburgh,PA,USA - November 4, 2005
... Many trucking companies, including package delivery services such as United Parcel Service and Moon-based FedEx Ground, have instituted price surcharges that ... 
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Diesel dilemma
Lancaster Newspapers - Lancaster,PA,USA - October 28, 2005
... At Yellow Freight, Foust says customers are "pushing back," upset at the price increases. So why has the price of diesel not dropped like the price of gas? ...  
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Local Teamsters set for a strike vote over DHL contract
Tallahassee.com - Tallahassee,FL,USA - October 25, 2005
... A strike vote has been set for Sunday against a subcontractor of DHL Solutions Inc., a package and freight delivery service that serves Tallahassee and has a... 
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HURRICANE IMPACT: Trucking yet to weather aftermath
Fleet Owner (subscription) - USA - October 17, 2005
... slow to a growth rate of less than 2% for at ... three times more aid for Katrina than for the ... indicates that capacity availability in the truckload market remains... 
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UPS hints at making a move on TNT
Cargonews Asia - Hong Kong - October 16, 2005
... Remarks by United Parcel Service chief to the German press that UPS does not rule out hostile takeovers has sent reverberations through the logistics industry ... 
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American Airlines Cargo Division Announces Increase in Fuel
Yahoo! News (press release) - USA - October 14, 2005
... shipment in the surcharge minimum associated with American's Priority Parcel Service (SM) product ... cargo lift capacity to major cities in the United States, Europe ... 
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Hurricane Katrina Showed Importance of Logistics, Supply Chain
Supply & Demand Chain Executive - Gilbert, AZ USA - October 10, 2005
... And organizations such as Wal-Mart and Federal Express, which excel at these skills, will have the most success at disaster response ... 
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FedEx seeks mediation for pilot contract talks
Reuters - USA - October 7, 2005
..WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FedEx Express, a unit of FedEx Corp. (FDXN: Quote, Profile, Research), sought formal federal mediation on Thursday in its contentious ...
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Pilots and UPS at odds
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville, KY - October 6, 2005
...Since February, when UPS announced plans to close Menlo's Dayton, Ohio, hub and build a main air-freight center in Louisville, the company has been "acquiring ... 
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FedEx to raise shipping rates
ABC News - USA - October 5, 2005
...announcement but are still down 13 percent on the year. Shares of rival United Parcel Service Inc. are down 20 percent this year ... 
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IATA chief sees slowdown in air freight traffic
Reuters.uk - UK - September 30, 2005

... "The fall in freight is concerning, it's an alarm bell ringing," Giovanni Bisignani, chief executive of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) told ... 
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Shippers, Carriers Must Collaborate to Address Growing Complexity
Supply & Demand Chain Executive - Gilbert,AZ,USA - September 23, 2005

... Keynote presenters included Roger Nober, chairman of the Federal Surface Transportation Board; Lloyd Davis, senior vice president of supply chain operations at (Includes links to speakers presentations) ... 
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Deutsche Post to deliver £3.6bn offer for Exel
Independent - London,England,UK - September 19, 2005

... The current holder of that position, Frank Appel, who came into Deutsche Post through its previous acquisition if DHL, will be moved to become head of  ... 
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Mutiny on the FedEx Truck
Forbes - USA - September 19, 2005

... FedEx found a smart way to compete with United Parcel Service in ground delivery. In lieu of hourly truck drivers, it would use ... 
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Yellow Roadway clears China deal; announces second
Today's Trucking News - USA - September 17, 2005
... OVERLAND PARK, Kan. --Transportation giant Yellow Roadway Corp. said it has finalized its deal to buy half of the second-largest air freight importer in China.... 
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UPS, pilots union end talks, wait for mediators' decision
TheNewsTribune.com (subscription) - Tacoma,WA,USA - September 17, 2005
... United Parcel Service Inc. and its pilots union are waiting for federal mediators to decide whether to schedule more contract talks ... 
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Truckers strike imminent?
WorldNetDaily - USA - September 8, 2005

... Even though oil prices have dropped slightly in recent days as Katrina-affected refineries come back online, talk is still swirling in the trucking industry about a strike that potentially could stop the transportation of many products nationwide.
Click here for more: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=46207 ... 
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UPS, Pilots' Union to Resume Talks
MSN Money - USA - September 7, 2005

... NEW YORK (AP) - The National Mediation Board on Tuesday said it has called United Parcel Service Inc. and its pilots' union back ... 
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FedEx caps fuel surcharge after Katrina
BusinessWeek - USA - September 6, 2005

... shipping. The FedEx Freight division provides regional next-day and second-day and interregional less-than-truckload freight services. ...
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Trucking Mergers and Acquisitions in Canada and the US Since NAFTA
Black Enterprise - New York,NY,USA - September 3, 2005

... The financial performance of US truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers was inferior to that of their Canadian counterparts with respect to ...
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North American Container Port Capacity: An Exploratory Analysis
RedNova.com - Dallas, TX USA - September 3, 2005

... approach to address capacity issues than what is ... Even with less growth, the entire North American ... of Scale in Short Haul Truckload Operations," Journal of ...
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Gas Prices: Attempting to simplify a very complex issue
Chickasha Express Star - OK, United States - September 3, 2005

... time when gasoline has shot up more than 50 cents a gallon in less than a week ... at the pump go up to allow retailers pay for their next truckload without taking ...
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12 airlines launch 'Operation Air Care'
CNN - USA - September 2, 2005

... Air Canada. Cargo carriers are also involved in the relief effort, including ASTAR Air Cargo, Federal Express and UPS Airlines. ...
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USPS, UPS, and Fed Ex suspend deliveries to areas hard hit by ...
InternetRetailer.com - Chicago, IL. USA - September 2, 2005

... United Parcel Service also is discontinuing delivery and pickups to most of the same areas of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and the Florida panhandle due to ...
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Transportation Costs Soar
Eworldwire (press release) - Succasunna, NJ USA - September 2, 2005

... What is an internal escalation process? Are all customers treated the same? Under what conditions is air freight or some other expedited service authorized? ...
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UPS Raises Premium Service Surcharge Cap
MSN Money - USA - September 2, 2005

... The company, formerly known as United Parcel Service Inc., said it will raise the cap to 12.5 percent for its Next Day Air, 2nd Day Air, 3 Day Select and US. ... more
Mail, private deliveries to New Orleans area are interrupted
Baltimore Sun - United States - September 2, 2005

... suspended or curtailed. The private United Parcel Service, Federal Express and DHL delivery companies were taking similar steps. ... more

UPS Pilots Vote to Approve Strike, Seek a Release From Contract
Los Angeles Times - CA, USA - September 2, 2005

... Pilots of United Parcel Service Inc., the world's largest package delivery company, voted to allow their union leaders to seek an end to contract talks and ... more

Deutsche Post reveals talks with Exel
Guardian Unlimited - UK - September 2, 2005

... Shares in the German company, whose DHL business is one of the main rivals to Royal Mail, fell 4% on concerns over how much it might have to pay to win control. ... more
Fallout from Katrina pushes up transport costs
Forbes - USA - August 25, 2005

... others might swallow hard and pay more, Meldman said. Still others might send critical shipments by more expensive air freight. ... more
Intermodal Wars Down Under
Indianapolis Star - United States - September 1, 2005

... worked together amicably--at least on the surface. ... response to the bid, Patrick's board issued a ... of greater efficiency in global shipping and transportation. ... more
Work rule for truckers upheld
Atlanta Journal Constitution (subscription) - GA, USA - August 19, 2005

.... said studies show that drivers are less fatigued if ... hour block of rest rather than shorter periods. ... Dave Berry, chairman of the Truckload Carriers Association. ...more
Teamsters try to organize UPS's new freight unit
San Diego Union Tribune - United States - July 27, 2005

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters said Monday it plans to renew its efforts to organize Overnite Corp., the trucking company that ... more
UPS to acquire Lynx Express for $96.5m
MSN Money - USA - July 25, 2005

... underlines the ambition of UPS to increase its presence in Europe, where the Atlanta-based company is challenging the dominance of Germany's DHL and TNT of the ...  more
World Air Freight will continue to grow
The New Nation - Bangladesh - July 23, 2005

The worldwide air freight according the expert forecast-- in terms of freight ton kilometers flown will average 5.6 percent annual growth between 2003 and 2008 ... more
Dispute with drivers threatens lucrative FedEx Ground
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - St. Louis,MO,USA - July 23, 2005

... for a group of Memphis drivers who filed suit against FedEx in federal court last ... FedEx Express is still the heart of FedEx Corp., and the airline has a fleet ... more
Companies keep on truckin' through fuel increases
Marion Chronicle Tribune - Marion,IN,USA - July 18, 2005

With diesel fuel prices at their current level, buy a sunshiny yellow Volkswagen Beetle and expect to spend ... "And trucks move 70 percent of the freight in this ... more

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