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About jberman18

I am Group News Editor of Logistics Management Magazine and the Peerless Media/EH Publishing Supply Chain Group. This blog will primarily feature news items and blog postings on: trucking/rail/ocean/air/intermodal cargo and supply chain news and trends. It will also focus on 3PL/logistics technology/the economy as it pertains to logistics/rules and regulations and more.

LTL news: The Reliance Network adds two new members

The Reliance Network, a consortium of regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, recently announced it has added two new carrier members, with one member of the network leaving. Joining The Reliance Network are West Coast-based LTL carriers Mountain Valley Express and Peninsula … Continue reading

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Global Logistics/LTL news: ODFL rolls out new regional command centers

OD-Global, a subsidiary of less-than-truckload carrier Old Dominion Freight Line which focuses on import and export services, said this week it has opened up four regional command centers in an effort to better serve its global customers. ODFL refers to … Continue reading

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3PL news: Greatwide rolls out Managed Transportation Services offering

Non asset-based third party logistics services provider Greatwide Logistics said today it has launched a new service offering. Entitled Managed Transportation Services (MTS), company officials said this offering provides shippers with superior visibility from pickup through delivery, coupled with centralized … Continue reading

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Obama selects Pistole to lead TSA

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said he intends to nominate John S. Pistole, the Deputy Director at the FBI, as Assistant Secretary for Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration. “The talent and knowledge John has acquired in more … Continue reading

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Ocean cargo/global logistics: “Clean Truck Program” gains traction with East Coast seaports

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor In a move to replicate programs gaining traction on the West Coast, The Coalition for Responsible Transporation (CRT) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced a joint “Clean Trucks Initiative” earlier this week. “This collaborative effort … Continue reading

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NA 2010 Keynote wrap up: Where will we find our skilled workers?

The materials handling industry in the United States is growing, meaning there will be a greater demand for skilled workers. Therefore, increasing the number of materials handling educational programs across the country to create a successful conduit for companies to … Continue reading

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NA 2010 Keynote wrap up: Sustainability put under the microscope

Two keynote presenters at the recently concluded NA 2010 considered the similarities between business sustainability in the profit and not for profit sectors as well as the role materials handling can play in ushering in a greener business operation in … Continue reading

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