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What’s the Trouble in Trucking?

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In an effort to add more voices to the discussions taking place in the trucking industry, Go By Truck recently launched a series of interviews. We reached out to organizations that provide services to motor carriers, owner-operators and drivers  to find out what they see as the main challenges facing the industry today and how they can be addressed. A total of 14 individuals responded to our interview requests and followed through with the process. They serve the trucking industry in various ways, some as professional consultants, some as health experts, some as vendors. While each respondent brought a unique…

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manufacturing

The U.S. should encourage more manufacturing here at home: New Balance CEO

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The United States today has fewer people working in manufacturing than it had in 1941 before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the rush to produce weapons. But not all U.S. manufacturers are shadows of their former selves. Case in point: New Balance, the Boston-based athletic shoe producer. The company has 1300 manufacturing employees working in the U.S.–the highest headcount in its 108-year history, says President and CEO Robert DeMartini. And it’s exporting twice as much product as it was two years ago. “Rising labor costs in foreign markets and consumers’ demand for customization have given companies like ours…

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Port Tracker report

Port Tracker report is positive with warmer weather coming

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The forecast for growth at United States-based retail container ports is largely positive, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates. The ports surveyed in the report include: Los Angeles/Long Beach, Oakland, Tacoma, Seattle, Houston, New York/New Jersey, Hampton Roads, Charleston, and Savannah, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Port Everglades. Authors of the report explained that cargo import numbers do not correlate directly with retail sales or employment because they count only the number of cargo containers brought into the country, not the value of the…

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CVS probed in alleged loss of painkillers

CVS probed in alleged loss of painkillers

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CVS Caremark Corp. could face as much as $29 million in fines for allegedly losing track of hydrocodone pills at four California stores. They may have been sold on the black market. Officials at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the California Board of Pharmacy told me Monday that more than 37,000 pills were apparently taken from CVS stores in Modesto, Fairfield, Dixon and Turlock. Meanwhile, CVS pharmacists in Southern California said they’ve been instructed by the drugstore chain to get their paperwork in order so that no other prescription meds are found to be missing. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20140311,0,1949776.column#ixzz2wWLTrqdT Loss Prevention Management…

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pharmaceutical thefts

Spike in pharmaceutical thefts in 2013

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There was a 50 per cent increase in pharmaceutical thefts in the US last year, although the total number of incidents across all sectors stayed roughly the same. The figures, from cargo security specialist Freightwatch International, suggest that the threat of cargo theft “continues to grow in the US due to increased organization and innovation on the part of cargo thieves,” with 951 incidents equaling the record set in 2012*. Full truckload (FTL) pharma thefts have been on the wane in recent years but rose 50 per cent to 33 cases last year from 22 in 2012, with the average…

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2013 for Expak

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2013 has been a year of change for Expak Logistics. With new investments and new leadership complementing Expak’s pre-existing depth of experience and breadth of capabilities, the changes we have made are already yielding tangible results.  In just a few short months, we have invested in new distribution technology, expanded our warehousing and fulfillment capabilities and, most of all, instilled a renewed emphasis on communication, teamwork and accountability.  We have already grown beyond our initial expectations and have reset the bar on our goals for 2014 and beyond. The benefits of working for and with Expak Logistics are already visible…

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