Pioneer Teams up with the Operation HoHoHo Toy Drive again this year!!

Pioneer Teams up with the Operation HoHoHo Toy Drive again this year!!

“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege” Rockefeller The team at Pioneer Freignt is teaming up with Operation Ho, Ho, Ho again this year to help make this year even more special to the children & families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. We are collecting gifts for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House and we’re going to make sure the Operation HoHoHo trailer is ready to go!! The unwrapped toys we collect are brought to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Branch, NJ on Christmas Eve by our magical sleigh. The Ronald McDonald House is a wonderful charity, which aids children’s families when they have a sick child in the hospital. We’ll be collecting unwrapped presents throughout November & December and we’ll be collecting the toys up until Christmas Eve. Attached is a flyer outlining Operation HoHoHo and you can check out the rest of the Operation HoHoHo website for more information, photos and videos. Please spread the word and if you know of any one else or any other organizations that may be interested in helping, please just let us know!!! Website:...

Consumer Confidence Drops From Nine-Month High

Consumer confidence fell in May from a nine-month high, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary sentiment index. The index decreased to 81.8 from 84.1 in April. The median projection in a Bloomberg News survey of economists called for a gain to 84.5. Food prices have risen, and the cost of gasoline has held near its highest level of the year, making buyers less secure in their finances. “Higher energy prices, higher prices for gas, and the rising consumer food prices would be something I would look at as a factor holding back confidence gains,” said Robert Rosener, an economist at Credit Agricole. “We’re watching these numbers closely to see what the household read is, whether they’re feeling the benefit of an improving labor market.” By Bloomberg...

Container Traffic Rises at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

Container traffic at the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach posted solid gains in April from a year ago. Los Angeles’ total volume of 20-foot equivalent units increased 10.3% to 706,036 from the same time last year, marking the port’s busiest month since September. Long Beach’s rose 9.7% year-over-year to 569,843 TEUs. Loaded imports at Los Angeles increased 11.4% in April to 537,071 TEUs. Exports increased to 172,945 units, an 8% gain. At the Port of Long Beach, imports increased 11.9% to 295,712, and exports were up by 6.3%, to 146,498 units. The sister facilities, which compose the largest U.S. port complex, are covered under a labor agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, and Pacific Maritime Association. That deal is set to expire June 30, and negotiations have begun on a new contract. By Transport...

Intermodal Rail Traffic Rises 7.7% for Week

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