Distribution Center magazine recently interviewed Zeiad Hussein, founder of National Equipment Parts, a new online presence in our marketplace. His view of our industry and the role his [...]
Field sales reps are quickly losing their "differentiating value."
The October SCI was 0.4, which is ahead of September’s -2.4, which FTR described as a “pause” before an expected 2017 decline, brought about by a meshing of pending regulations [...]
Carloads dropped 2.8 percent annually to 254,700, which was below the week ending December 10 at 259,058, and the week ending December 3 at 274,329.
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in November at 142.4 (2000=100) was up 8.2 percent compared to October, following a 0.3 percent October dip from September.
Quarterly revenue at $14.93 billion was up 16.6 percent annually, operating income at $1.167 billion was up 2.6 percent, and net income at $700 million was up 1.3 percent. Earnings per share at [...]
IDC releases predictions that suggest manufacturers slow to adapt will not survive, but leaders will also face a new set of challenges
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline increased 3.4 cents this week to a 2016 high of $2.527 per gallon, according to weekly data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy [...]
Reverse logistics processes will be looked to more than ever for retail shippers, with industrial real estate firm CBRE calculating that the total value of returned goods purchased online during [...]
While shipments were down, the report noted that it does not create a major cause for concern, with some degree of normal seasonality at work, coupled with Donald Broughton, the report’s [...]
The devices have gained high traction in North America and Europe
A Business Insider report said Amazon is at work on an app expected to be released in the summer of 2017, which was billed in the report as “Uber for trucking, that matches truck drivers [...]
For October, the most recent month for which data is available, the ICI headed up to 5.26 from 4.95 in September. FTR said this increase points to what it called continued moderately favorable [...]
The 2017 ASHRAE Winter Conference takes place Jan. 28-Feb. 1 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with the co-sponsored AHR Expo being held Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention [...]
Total November POLA volume at 877,564 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) posted a new all-time monthly record for the port, topping October’s 814,574 TEU, with November up 23.6 percent on [...]
While many stories focused on the holiday season with a logistics slant tend to focus on things like delivery methods and the e-commerce supply chain, a recent collaboration between third-party [...]
With THE Alliance Agreement finally approved by U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle explains why he voted to take no further action and allow THE Alliance [...]
Commerce reported that November retail sales were up 0.1 percent over October, following a 0.6 percent (revised from 0.8 percent) increase from September to October, at $465.5 billion. And NRF [...]
Company cautiously optimistic about President-elect Trump's policy promises.
A report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that the uptick in e-commerce may be taking its toll to a degree, with the companies “straining to keep up with holiday shipping volumes that [...]
The deficit under current law is projected to be larger this year, but smaller over the 2017 – 2026 period, than CBO projected in March. Since January, CBO has reduced its [...]
Some of the things in common for large 3PL deals include the massive scale, scope, pairing and meshing of service offerings, access into different vertical markets and geographies, not to mention [...]
While the trucking sector appears to be regaining its footing to an extent, the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR shows that [...]
November volume was estimated at 1.53 million TEU for a 3.6 percent annual increase, with December pegged at 1.48 million TEU for a 3.2 percent increase. And for all of 2016, the report is [...]
The topic of driver turnover is always prevalent in trucking, and all of freight transportation and logistics to a larger extent, and it is typically viewed with a bit of apprehension, as the [...]
For the month of November, the AAR reported that U.S. carloads were up 0.4 percent, or 5,406 carloads, at 1,319,008 for its first monthly annual increase in 22 months, going back to January 2015. [...]
Supported by decent growth trends in recent months, the December 2016 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued today by the Institute for Supply Management makes it clear that the future looks fairly [...]
The industrial real estate firm pointed to myriad factors for better than good market conditions in 2016, which it said are likely to continue in 2017, including: low interest rates, strong [...]
Ongoing partnerships with university distribution programs are key.
Committed to the responsible stewardship of resources and the environment for a sustainable future, Thos. Somerville Co. strives for a green approach to day-to-day [...]
American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear praised the inclusion of a permanent hours-of-service restart fix in Congress’ bipartisan Continuing Resolution (CR) regarding [...]
As we have for the past five Decembers, we’ve removed ourselves from the end-of-year prediction approach and have instead put together an online educational experience that offers practical [...]
It stands to reason that with the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States, effective next month, interesting times are certainly heading our way.
This report comes a year after Congress made dedicated freight funding a priority, with almost $11 billion in funding for freight mobility in dedicated freight funds as part of the Fixing [...]
Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gathered in Lima, Peru, just after Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election in November to regroup—and [...]
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline increased six cents this week to $2.480 per gallon, according to weekly data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information [...]
Logistics Management recently talked about the current state of transportation infrastructure and various related issues in an interview with Katie Thomson, head of the Transportation Industry [...]
A final rule was issued last week by the Surface Transportation Board, which will require all Class I railroads, as well as the Chicago Transportation Coordination Office, through its Class I [...]
The outlook is stable for U.S. transportation infrastructure headed into next year though the sector is not without its uncertainties, part of which stem from the new Presidential [...]
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—rose 2.4 percent to 57.2 in November, topping the 12-month average of 54.9 and the highest NMI reading in the [...]
Total third quarter invoice revenue for all TIA member study participants—at around $2.19 billion—was down 11 percent annually, and total shipments—at 1,272,945—decreased [...]
Kenandy is a new approach to ERP that lets you and your team focus on driving innovation, creating new product lines, and expanding your customer base even as you improve your business operations.
Both legacy and modern technology leaders agree that leveraging API connectivity is critical in keeping up with the pace of a world that demands not only speed and agility, but also a deep level [...]
What the most recent edition of the North American Freight Index clearly spells out is that the truckload spot market is heading on a growth path, showing sequential gains from July through [...]
Carloads were off 0.4 percent annually at 229,866, and intermodal container and trailer volumes rose 1.6 percent to 222,893.
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure growth, was 53.2 in November, which was 1.3 percent ahead of October, while growing for the third straight month, as well as the highest level the [...]
Denmark-based Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, said today it plans to acquire to acquire Germany-based Hamburg Süd, the seventh largest container shipping [...]
COTATI, Calif. — State Water Heaters, a manufacturer of commercial and residential water heaters, was featured in Spike TV’s reality series, “Bar Rescue,” in a California [...]
CAMBRIDGE, Ontario — The Glen Dimplex Group, a manufacturer of electrical heating headquartered in Ireland, has named Hutch Johnson interim CEO of Dimplex North America. Based in Cambridge, [...]
Marvair and Industrial Climate Engineering Announce Partnership with Custom Air Products & Services Inc.
CORDELE, Ga. — Custom Air Products & Services Inc. (CAPS) is a custom HVAC manufacturer with 40 years of experience specializing in the design, construction, installation, modification, [...]
ST. LOUIS — Emerson (NYSE: EMR) recently hosted its 10th day-long E360 Forum in Newark, New Jersey, providing more than 100 commercial refrigeration industry stakeholders with a wealth of [...]
Kennesaw, Ga. — Packard Inc. has announced new partnerships with Regal, adding their extensive list of Marathon and Browning products to the Packard distribution centers (Atlanta and [...]
Larson Electronics has released a step- down portable power distribution panel for operators needing to operate 120-volt equipment while only having 480 volts-electrical current [...]
HARDI distributors have mastered the art of change. They have shifted their business model from relationship and local inventory to value-creation and problem solving. They have streamlined [...]
ASCO has introduced brass valves that comply with Federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requirements for lead-free components. The lead-free brass constructions are available on the [...]
New 10-ton XX packaged heat pumps and 3- to 5-ton ZQ 14 SEER air conditioning units have been added to the Coleman Peak rooftop replacement solution from Johnson Controls Inc. The units feature [...]
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