Record container throughput at Port of Oakland may lead to bullish forecast, but some industry experts feel this might be unsound.
In its “U.S. Industrial Availability Index,” CBRE reported that the fourth quarter availability rate for U.S. industrial real estate fell by eight basis points to 7.0, which marks its [...]
FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload subsidiary of Memphis-based transportation and logistics titan FedEx, is taking its initial steps into the rapidly-growing, e-commerce-driven last-mile [...]
The national diesel average, at $2.976 per gallon, fell 3.7 cents compared to last week’s $3.013 and marks the first time diesel has fallen below the $3 per gallon mark since it came in at [...]
Join Logistics Management's Patrick Burson as he hosts a panel of fuel, trade and logistics experts who share their insights on rate patterns across all major transport modes to help shippers [...]
UPS said that through its new Saturday export pick-up service, U.S.-based companies scheduling a Saturday pick-up from the U.S. to 57 “key international markets” will have shipments [...]
YRC Worldwide, which controls the fourth- and eighth-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) units with its long-haul and regional trucking companies, is offering an early peak into its operating [...]
Rail carloads, at 221,759, saw a 6.2% annual increase, and intermodal container and trailers, at 214,344 units, increased 3.4%.
For November, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI rose 2.67% to 5.84 compared to October’s 3.17 reading.
Thomas Donohue is tired of just talking about infrastructure. Now, he’s putting the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s money where his mouth is.
Pricing for both truckload and intermodal freight movements saw another strong month in December to finish 2018, according to data in the most recent editions of the Truckload Linehaul Index and [...]
In 2019, the world economy will enter a third straight year of broad-based growth, but many economists feel that a combination of rising interest rates and ongoing trade protectionism will [...]
In Part 1 of this series, we presented the results of an MDM survey about distributor marketing, focusing on the level of success they are currently having in their marketing efforts and [...]
Lowell, Ark.-based trucking and intermodal services bellwether J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Transport Inc., entered into a definitive agreement [...]
Download this new "Making the Case" guide to learn how smart shippers are leveraging digitized trucking and logistics to secure their truckload shipments, save money and time, and become [...]
Manufacturers, dealers and users of lift trucks are jointly navigating a brave new world of lift truck integration with broader systems and processes.
DHL Supply Chain, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group, this week unveiled a publication highlighting what it views as the key trends impacting supply chain management.
The booming freight market has created new opportunities for data analytics, but experts say beware of companies offering too much depth and not enough expertise.
Indeed, it’s rare that we find a year when global trade has such an unsettling effect on domestic inventory levels, port volumes and capacity demands to handle the influx at those gateways.
Even though the federal government shutdown is approaching its third week that does not deter from the many facets of surface transportation infrastructure that will be addressed in 2019.
The transportation management systems market is growing right along with the number of challenges that shippers face in today’s hectic freight transportation environment.
Shippers who are current on the global trade landscape are assets to their service partners and clients. Our global trade expert provides us with a review of three key trade topics that should be [...]
Our latest Virtual Summit tackles the most serious transportation issues facing shippers and explains what companies can do to operate smarter and more efficiently in the tightest freight [...]
Seaports on West, East, and Gulf coasts are all poised to compete on one major imperative: investment in transformational technologies.
The push to beat pending tariffs on goods imported from China, which has been a major theme in global shipping for the last several months, showed signs of slowing in the most recent edition of [...]
The real answer will come from more sophisticated pricing models that allow the shipper and carrier to adjust for all of the classification elements as well as day of shipment and even time of day.
Freight transportation and logistics services provider Averitt Express said this week it is taking steps to expand its supply chain services portfolio through the launch of Averitt Distribution [...]
A report recently published by Chicago-based commercial real estate firm JLL states that even though the United States industrial real estate sector has been thriving in recent years, in the form [...]
Falling 3.5 cents the national diesel average now stands at $3.013 per gallon, on the heels of last week’s 2.9-cent decline. The average price per gallon of diesel has fallen a cumulative [...]
While reading newspapers and watching television news, the topic of the shutdown is always above the fold and the lead story of the program. How can it not be, right? That got me thinking what it [...]
Non-manufacturing activity in December finished 2018 with a decrease compared to November, while still maintaining a prolonged stretch of growth, according to the Non-Manufacturing Report on [...]
Chicago-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider SEKO Logistics recently announced it made an intra-city acquisition, with the purchase of GoodShip International, a customs brokerage [...]
All regions and trade lanes are expected to report profits for air and ocean carriers in 2019.
2018 U.S. rail carloads increased 1.8%, or by 238,857 carloads, annually to 13,640,641, compared to 2017’s 13,401,784. Intermodal containers and trailers increased 5.5%, or 751,217 units [...]
Earlier this week, the United States Senate voted to confirm two new Commissioners to the Surface Transportation Board (STB), an independent adjudicatory and economic-regulatory agency charged by [...]
While driver turnover and the ongoing driver shortage tend to go hand in hand and, more often than not, with a typically negative connotation, data issued by the American Trucking Associations [...]
On the heels of a slight gain from October to November on the heels of two mild sequential declines, manufacturing output for the month of December finished 2018 on a downward slide, according to [...]
Late last month, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) made its annual determination of revenue adequacy for United States-based Class I railroads for calendar year 2017. STB said that a [...]
In a healthy but fiercely competitive landscape, technology continues to play a pivotal role in the ongoing digital transformation of supply chains big and small.
With a 2.9-cent decrease, the national diesel average now stands at $3.048 per gallon, and the average price of diesel has fallen a cumulative 33.2 cents over the 11 consecutive weeks of declines.
While the top of the list remains stable, up-and-comers are mixing up the software landscape with Cloud capabilities that traditional vendors are working to replicate.
The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth, but the momentum faded as the year progressed and growth trends diverged.
Tariffs, Amazon and talent – which of these three do you have the most control over in 2019?