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Month: October 2015

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Tech in Freight

Tractors and trailers, vans and reefers, forklifts and pallets, CB radios and cell phones, million-mile engines and manual transmissions… Our industry has resisted technology advances unlike most others. Now various tech companies are seeking to propel the freight industry into the 21st century whether it wants to or not. Telogis had its annual conference this week …

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Bipartisan Freight Caucas Launches

Washington Republican Dave Reichert and New York Democrat Jerrold Nadler combined to form the bipartisan Congressional Freight Caucus which launched on Oct. 26. According to Material Handling & Logistics, the caucus is made up “…of more than 60 public and private organizations dedicated to increasing federal investment in America’s intermodal freight infrastructure.” This is a good thing, …

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Rail Companies Threaten Shutdown

The Sacramento Bee reported yesterday that railroad companies are threatening work stoppages if Congress does not grant them more time to comply with safety measures that were enacted by the government back in 2008. Railroads essentially are blackmailing Congress, threatening to stop running freight and passenger trains as soon as next month unless they get three …

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