With the debt ceiling taking such a prominent place in all news, it is fitting that most of the news in the transportation and logistics industry reflects this. Industry experts and journalists have reported on the current situation, as well as the effect it has on our industry. Here are a few of the stories:
On a similar note, Congress is still battling back and forth on the reauthorization of a multi-year surface transportation bill. Both sides are also very far apart in what they want out of this plan over the next 2-6 years. Here are a few of the notable articles:
Dozens of airport construction projects across the country are on hold and thousands of federal employees are not working because Congress failed to pass legislation to keep the Federal Aviation Administration operating, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Monday.
As Congress last week held hearings that offer some insight into what a transportation reauthorization might look like, Sen. Frank Lautenberg opened discussions on what will likely be included in the safety portion of the Senate’s reauthorization bill.
Green initiatives are finally taking hold in the final frontier of today’s supply chain: the warehouse.
With the recent news of rate increases being implemented by large LTL freight carriers, many are wondering the reasons behind these increases. Jeff Berman from Logistics Management discusses this topic with A. Duie Pyle President Steve O’Kane.
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