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FMCSA issues official notice of suspension of restart provision

The Trucker

In a 138-word notice posted on its website, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Thursday morning issued the official notice that the 34-hour restart rule in place since July 1, 2013, had been suspended per the action of Congress and the signature of President Barack Obama in passing the $1.1 trillion spending bill.

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December 2014 Logistics Link

Welcome to the December 2014 Logistics Link, the MIQ Logistics monthly newsletter

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Amid discord on state of talks, ILWU, PMA to restart direct negotiations

Journal of Commerce

Negotiators for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association will resume direct negotiations on Thursday, even as they disagree over the current state of the contract talks.

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U.S. Economic Update 121714

U.S. Economic Summary – December 2014

“The LEI rose sharply in October, with all components gaining over the previous six months,” said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board. “Despite a negative contribution from stock prices in October, and minimal contributions from new orders for consumer goods and average workweek in manufacturing, the LEI suggests the U.S. expansion continues to be strong.”

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Transpacific Eastbound GRI & PSS 121714

Transpacific Eastbound General Rate Increase (GRI), Peak Season Surcharge (PSS) and Bunker Fuel Adjustments

The announced levels from the carriers are listed below.

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ILWU recesses caucus, awaits PMA response to contract proposal

Journal of Commerce

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union today recessed the caucus that it opened on Monday as the union awaited a response from the Pacific Maritime Association on its latest contract proposal.

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What Do Recent Hours-of-Service Changes Mean for Transportation in 2015?

Supply Chain 247

You probably heard about the most recent talks about the importance of a spending bill passing in Congress to avoid a government shutdown.  You may have missed the rather surprising changes to the hours of service (HOS) regulations that were also on the docket.

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Longshore union, shippers see slow progress in U.S. West Coast port talks

Reuters

The union for 20,000 dockworkers and a group of their employers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports say they are making slow but steady progress in months-long contract talks seen by the shipping industry as a contributing factor in chronic cargo backups.

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MIQ San Francisco Moves to New Office Location

Effective today, 12/15/14, the MIQ Logistics San Francisco office will now be located at:

MIQ Global, LLC
601 Gateway Blvd., Suite 1220
South San Francisco, CA  94080

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All eyes on ILWU caucus beginning tomorrow

Journal of Commerce

This week’s International Longshore and Warehouse Union caucus in San Francisco may or may not be the end to seven months of contract negotiation that has engulfed the West Coast in disruption and uncertainty.

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