Daily Transportation and Logistics News – Feb. 25, 2011

transportation policies | transportation industry | transportation 101“Transportation 101″ provides a primer on the federal transportation program

Transportation for America has developed a “Transportation 101” document that is hoping to inform the industry and public as to how current federal transportation policy works. It is important for industry professionals to understand many of the policies that affect us every day.

End of an Era?

If you were following news outlets over the last few weeks, you should have seen that a variety of well-known leaders in the industry have resigned or retired from their respective companies. Many of these leaders have been in their positions for a long time and helped mold the way the current industry is.

Seaport cooperation to be examined at upcoming NAFTA conference

In an upcoming North American Free Trade Agreement conference, industry professionals and government officials will work together with a group of researchers to examine how seaports are currently working together in the industry.

Alleged Terrorist Caught Using Domestic Truck Shipments

Many have seen the story about the Saudi national arrested in Texas on terror charges. What many do not know is that Con-way Freight helped in the capturing of the man, by notifying authorities of a suspicious package in their facility.

Oil Prices Appear to be Stabilizing, Diesel Up: Crude Closes at $97.28

The initial projection for how the rebellion in Libya would affect oil production seems to have been worse than current projections. This is helping to reduce oil prices for the first time in nine days.

Cargo Theft Plagues Global Supply Chain

FreightWatch International has released its Annual Global Threat Assessment, showing that cargo theft grew substantially in the western hemisphere.

– Ben Dundas, Web Analyst