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CSX chairman and CEO, president to retire May 31, clearing path for Harrison
Changes pave way for Harrison to be installed as rail's CEO.
Cass shipment, expenditure indexes turn up in January; freight recession over, analyst says
Expenditures show first year-over-year gain in 22 months.
UPS launches Saturday ground service across U.S. network
Rollout to cover half of U.S. population by year's end.
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Fred against the machine
FedEx founder Fred Smith will not shy away from fighting for the cause of free trade. That could lead to an intriguing set-to with Donald Trump.
Penske settles suit over driver meal, rest times in California
Settlement ends nine-year court battle.
Retailers call for better customer service in last-mile delivery
Survey shows need for improved customer communication, delivery rerouting, data sharing on in-transit shipments.
Soehl, head of Teamsters local in N.J., named to head union's freight division
Official also freight co-ordinator for Teamsters' eastern region.
Less-than-truckload carriers shift cargo liability to shippers
For over a century, the Carmack Amendment has provided liability protection for motor freight shippers. But a carrier group's unilateral policy change last summer upends decades of what many thought was settled law.
Truck freight index shows demand surge in January to highest levels since early 2014
Jury still out on whether trend is sustainable or one-off event.
Teamsters name O'Brien to succeed Hall as head of package division
O'Brien, head of Boston's Local 25, will oversee upcoming UPS contract talks.

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