Logistics News January 6th, 2015

Federal mediation in West Coast longshore negotiation – Both sides have requested assistance from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service “as soon as possible.” Expect to hear very little on the status of contract talks from this point until there is an agreement. Read the story here. (JOC)


Fuel price update – The downward march for gas and diesel prices continue, as crude heads to $50 a gallon. See the update here. (DOE)


Vaughan Furniture closing – After almost a century, the case goods manufacturer will cease operations soon, fulfilling orders as inventory allows. Read more here. (Furniture Today)


Panama Canal fee changes proposed – The Panama Canal Authority is asking for comment from stakeholders and will hold a public hearing in February regarding proposed changes to its fees. Read details here. (AJOT)


Penske Logistics files petition to Supreme Court – Penske is asking the US Supreme Court to rule on whether federal transportation law supercedes state laws regarding rest breaks. The case in question was won