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Issue 17, Fall 2016
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Saia LTL Freight Announces Northeast Expansion
In very exciting news, it was announced this morning that Saia LTL Freight will soon be expanding its operations to the Northeast United...read more
Issue 16, Summer 2016
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Changes Coming to the Uniform Straight Bill of Lading
It was recently reported that the NMFTA (National Motor Freight Traffic Association) which puts out the NMFC adopted a number of changes to the verbiage on the back of the Uniform Straight Bill of Lading without any notice or input from...read more
Issue 15, Spring 2016
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NASSTRAC Names 2016 Carrier of the Year Award Winners
At their annual conference in April, NASSTRAC awarded their carriers of the year. We would like to congratulate our partner carriers for their awards in the following categories: National LT...read more
Issue 14, Winter 2016
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Long-Term Highway Bill Has Mostly Good News for Shippers
On December 4 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act, which will provide predictable funding for the nation’s transportation network until September 30,...read more
Issue 13, Fall 2015
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XPO Logistics Acquires Con-Way
GREENWICH, Conn. - October 30, 2015 - XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) ("XPO") today announced that it has consummated the previously announced agreement to acquire Con-way...read more
Issue 12, Summer 2015
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NEMF Expands to Indianapolis
New England Motor Freight (NEMF), the leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, today announced the opening of a new service center in Indianapolis, IN effective Monday July 27th. The...read more
Issue 11, Spring 2015
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Stand Up Shippers Fly-In a Great Success
On March 3-4, 2015, NASSTRAC members, along with the Coalition of Transportation Productivity and the Forest Resources Association, flew to Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress. Our purpose was fourfold: communicate the...read more
Issue 10, Winter 2015
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Economists predict 'solid' US growth, higher truck rates
More "solid" and steady U.S. economic growth will increase freight demand and boost shipping costs and domestic transportation rates in 2015, economists and analysts said at the SMC3 JumpStart 2015 conference here...read more
Issue 9, Fall 2014
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The Driver Shortage Dilemma
Those of us in the asset-based trucking business know that it is fraught with risk, regulation and rising costs. If there is any doubt, one need only look at the recent demise of New Century Transportation, a New Jersey-based carrier with more than $200...read more
Issue 8, Summer 2014
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Driver Shortage Tempers Optimism about Improving Market
The annual Truckload Carriers Association's conference was held on March 23rd through March 26th. While the majority of the news coming out of the conference was positive, there was a sense of worry regarding the issue of the truck driver...read more
Issue 7, Winter 2014
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State of the Trucking Industry
President and CEO Rob Estes recently sat down for an in-depth interview about some of the challenges facing the trucking industry today. From issues like the current national driver shortage to new legislation and regulations, he offers a unique perspective...read more
Issue 6, Summer 2013
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Dayton Freight Awarded 2013 Quest for Quality Awards

Dayton Freight Lines, a leading provider of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services, has won the Logistics Management’s 2013 Quest for quality in the Midwest/North Central Regional LTL Category. This is the fourth time Dayton Freight...read more

Issue 5, Spring 2013
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NASSTRAC State of the Industry Report:

This unique report, sponsored by NASSTRAC, explores shippers’ perspectives of emerging trends in freight transportation. It addresses issues related to supply chain strategy, mode use, rates and capacity and more. Here’s a snapshot of key findings in...read more

Issue 4, Winter 2013
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FedEx Freight Accelerates LTL Shipping

A market study completed on behalf of FedEx, which considered both expedited and non-expedited LTL services with published transit standards and nationwide coverage, concluded FedEx Freight Priority has the fastest published transit times of any...read more

Issue 3, Fall 2012
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Understanding the Hours of Service (HOS) Regulations

In 2003 the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued rules that were designed to increase driving safety for truck drivers. The goals of the rules were to reduce excessively long work hours that increase the risk of fatigue-related...read more

Issue 2, Spring 2012
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Transportation Advocacy Issues Place Supply Chain Productivity At Risk
There are critical advocacy issues currently being considered in Washington that have the potential to increase your transportation costs by 8 to 10 percent each year. In a struggling economy, complicated by tight truck capacity and volatile fuel...read more
Issue 1, Winter 2012
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Our Maiden Voyage

In an effort to keep you our customers both educated and informed we have embarked on a voyage to issue a quarterly newsletter where we do just that. These newsletters will bring to light topics in the industry that may effect your daily decision making...read more

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