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Rise in Intermodal Volumes Boosts BNSF’s Consumer Products Revenues

BNSF’s consumer products freight revenues In the earlier part of this series, we discussed Burlington Northern Santa Fe’s (BRK-B) 1Q16 revenues and the reasons behind the unfavorable change. Here, we’ll dive into BNSF’s consumer products freight revenues in the corresponding quarter. The Consumer Product freight revenues rose by 2.7% in the first quarter of 2016 to $1.54 billion against $1.5 billion in the corresponding quarter last year.

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Freight Shipping Stumbled in April

Ports, domestic demand measures show U.S. shipments faltering after a weak first quarter U.S. freight transportation businesses are heading into the warm-weather months in a shipping slump. Operators from seaports in California to trucking companies across the Midwest are reporting that their volumes have been stagnant or falling in recent weeks, suggesting that retailers and manufacturers are holding back on moving more goods amid persistently high inventory levels.

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New MicroMaster’s MOOC teaches supply chain design

The field of supply chain management (SCM) is on the rise. For organizations, the logistics behind moving products from factories and warehouses to storefronts and doorsteps across the globe is critical. For employees, the highly valued skills needed to do the job — data and financial analysis, technological know-how, leadership, and the art of negotiation — provide a tremendous opportunity for career advancement. Look no further

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Search for Trucking Industry’s Top Rookie Driver Begins Today

Search for Trucking Industry’s Top Rookie Begins Today A check for $10,000 and a package of prizes will be awarded to the skillful professional truck driver who is named Trucking’s Top Rookie late this summer. The award — which is named in honor of the late Mike O’Connell — recognizes the best professional truck driver who has been on the job for less than a year. The Trucking’s Top Rookie contest is a partnership between Truckers News, the Truckload Carriers Association, Commercial Vehicle Training Association, Rand McNally, Pilot Flying J, Progressive Commercial Insurance, National Association of Publicly Funded Driving Schools, American Trucking Associations and the Red Eye Radio Network.

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Port-Trucking Firms Run Into Labor Dispute

The nation’s busiest ports are emerging as a key battleground in the legal fight over whether truck drivers should be counted as employees or independent contractors. Several trucking companies operating at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have filed for bankruptcy protection in recent months, citing mounting costs to settle hundreds of legal claims. These operators haul containers from

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