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2014 Media Kit


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Two-Thirds of Nations Port Truckers Misclassified violating CA wage and hour law

PR Newswire | March 14, 2014 | Intermodal

LOS ANGELES, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A shocking new wage and hour report has brought to light a job misclassification problem that is affecting our nation's port truckers who haul vital goods from U.S. seaports to our local stores. According to the study, the problem is so rampant that two-thirds of truckers are affected, reveals Bay Area wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover of Keller Grover LLP.

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CN Rail CEO says will meet Ottawa’s grain shipment target

Reuters | March 13, 2014 | Intermodal

Canadian National Railway Co , the country's biggest railroad operator, said it will meet the federal government's order to ship 500,000 tons of grain a week, but its chief executive said there would still be a severe backlog even under ideal conditions. Read More »

ATA welcomes electronic logging device proposal

AJOT | March 13, 2014 | Intermodal

The American Trucking Associations officials said they welcomed the proposal by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to mandate the use of electronic logging devices in commercial trucks as a potential improvement for highway safety. Read More »

Deutsche Post sees international courier business up in 2014

Reuters | March 12, 2014 | Air Cargo | Intermodal | Transport Intermediaries

Deutsche Post expects its Express international courier business to grow this year after a strong finish to 2013, which saw demand returning amid a cautious recovery in Europe and a boom in online shopping in Germany. Read More »

Weather Drives Up Spot Market Freight and Rates in February: DAT Freight Index

PR Newswire | March 12, 2014 | Intermodal

Spot market freight availability climbed 7.5 percent in February, achieving unprecedented levels in the middle of the first quarter, typically the quietest time of the year for freight transportation. Extreme winter weather across the country disrupted normal supply chain networks, sending freight to the spot market to meet capacity needs. Read More »

Premium Article  The Jones Act: more salt in the wound

Karen Thuermer | March 12, 2014 | Intermodal

There’s been no shortage of snow and ice in the United States this year. Although the days are slowly becoming longer, reports call for more snow in the Northeast and another Polar Votex to dip down from Canada. Read More »

Premium Article  Fraud in transportation

AJOT | March 12, 2014 | Intermodal

Most people would agree that fraud has become somewhat pervasive in today’s society. While it is a problem that is likely as old as humanity itself, the increasingly technological world in which we live has, in many ways, changed the nature and scope of fraudulent schemes. Read More »

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