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Averitt Express rolls out new distribution and fulfillment facility in the Memphis area

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor · November 30, 2022 Cookeville, Tenn.-based freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express said this week it has rolled out a new 260,000 square-foot Memphis-area facility. Company officials said that this facility will be used to handle the flow and

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AAR-hosted call makes the case for railroad carriers and labor unions to avert a strike

On a media conference call hosted by the Association of American Railroads (AAR) earlier today, various industry associations made their respective cases for Congress to step in to help resolve the ongoing dispute between the remaining four railroad labor unions yet to ratify terms of a tentative

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President Biden calls on Congress to aid in settling railroad differences

As the clock ticks towards December 9, the end of the status quo, or “cooling off” period, for the four remaining railroad labor groups yet to ratify the terms of the tentative agreements with United States-based Class I freight railroad carriers, President Biden yesterday called on Congress

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How to improve compliance in preventive maintenance with intelligence and automation • Infraspeak Blog

How to improve compliance in preventive maintenance with intelligence and automation • Infraspeak Blog

What is compliance in preventive maintenance? Preventive maintenance is not always the best maintenance strategy. But if you don’t have condition monitoring devices at your disposal or can’t develop predictive maintenance algorithms, it is the safest strategy. The big problem is that it often ends up with

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Inventory – the Next Normal

Inventory - the Next Normal

A new survey suggests that a single view of inventory is becoming increasingly important in retail logistics. At its 2022 ‘European Exchange’ customer conference – this year staged in Berlin – supply chain software leader Manhattan Associates Inc. revealed the findings of its latest international research, ‘Recalibrating

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Status quo period for holdout rail labor unions is set to end on December 9, says NCCC

While the current status of railroad labor negotiations remains in somewhat of a holding pattern, the National Carriers Conference Committee (NCCC), an organization representing the nation’s freight railroads in national collective bargaining, said last week that the current status quo, or “cooling off” periods for unions that

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Port of Long Beach opens first-in-nation EV charging station for heavy trucks

Port of Long Beach opens first-in-nation EV charging station for heavy trucks

The Port of Long Beach, the nation’s second-busiest seaport, is first in the nation to open a publicly accessible charging station for heavy-duty electric trucks. The service is provided by the port in partnership with EV Connect, a provider of charge-management solutions for electric vehicles. The station,

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October truck tonnage readings are mixed, reports ATA

October truck tonnage readings are mixed, reports ATA

By LM Staff · November 23, 2022 October truck tonnage data, which was issued this week by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), saw sequential declines and annual gains. The ATA’s advanced Seasonally Adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index, for October, came in at 116.3 (2015=100), down 2.3%

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A railroad strike remains a possibility in the days leading up to the end of ‘cooling off’ periods

A railroad strike remains a possibility in the days leading up to the end of ‘cooling off’ periods

The late, great New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra once said, “it is getting late early.” That same sentiment could very well apply to the prospects of a national railroad strike, too, it seems. The primary reason for that stems from the most recent

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FTR’s Shippers Conditions Index falls for the first time in three months

By LM Staff · November 22, 2022 The most recent edition of the Shipping Conditions Index (SCI), which was recently issued by freight transportation consultancy FTR, declined on the heels of two consecutive months of growth. FTR describes the SCI as an indicator that sums up all market

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