XPO Logistics, Inc. recently announced the release of its first annual report on sustainability initiatives, which among other things, addresses sensitivity to organized labor issues.
Lately, it seems odd when there is not any news coming about logistics inroads being made by global e-commerce bellwether Amazon. If it is not announcing a pending rollout of one-day free [...]
A photo op at the White House between leaders of both political parties has renewed hopes for a comprehensive, costly, and sorely needed huge package on infrastructure improvements that [...]
Rising 2.2 cents, this week’s average is at $3.169, following gains of 2.7-cents and 2.5-cents, respectively, the previous two weeks.
While the interminable debate between business interests and the freight railroad sector’s chief regulatory arm continues to linger, one thing remains certain: the state of proposed freight [...]
Uber Freight, the app hosted by ubiquitous ridesharing company Uber, that matches trucking companies with loads to haul, and SAP, the global leader in enterprise application management software, [...]
After several false starts and nearly two years of negotiations and ratifications by separate Teamsters locals, a five-year contract covering about 250,000 Teamster-represented workers at UPS is [...]
Amazon said it is at work in evolving its ubiquitous Prime Two-Day Shipping program in a One-Day Shipping program. On the company’s earning conference call, Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said [...]
For February, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI came in at 0.6, which is below January’s 1.4 and December’s 1.8 which marked the highest SCI reading in more [...]
Entitled Delivery Track, Pitt Ohio said this offering leverages what it described as sophisticated data mining techniques that tie a shipment to the truck moving it, and it shows its location on [...]
As the landscape of international trade continues to evolve, DHL Express recently conducted a survey polling U.S. small and medium-sized businesses, including its customers, to capture their [...]
Chattanooga, Tennessee-based truckload and full-service freight transportation provider announced this week it has formed a new entity, entitled U.S. Xpress Ventures. U.S. Xpress described U.S. [...]
Rail carloads, at 262,011, were down 0.9%, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 264,130, fell 3.9% annually.
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March volume came in at 1,521,012 for a 3.7% annual decline. Trailers saw the steepest decline, down 12.1% to 112,490. Domestic containers, at 638,673, were down 5.5%, and all domestic equipment, [...]
Austin, Texas-based regional parcel delivery services provider LSO (Lone Star Overnight) said this week that it has formed a partnership with DHL OptimalShip, a re-seller of DHL Express services, [...]
Green Bay, Wisconsin-based Schneider National, a provider of truckload, intermodal and logistics services, recently announced it is broadening its middle- mile configuration to include its Van [...]
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North Carolina Ports has selected the Navis N4 terminal operating system to power its Wilmington and Morehead City port facilities and its inland terminal in Charlotte, NC.
March shipments, at 919,696, were up 6.8% compared to February, which fell 4.1% compared to January and followed an aggregate increase of 5.5% over the previous three months. On a year-to-date [...]
Dun & Bradstreet recently released their Compliance & Procurement Sentiment Report, polling compliance and procurement professionals on their concerns around Environmental, Social and [...]
Companies need to move inventory closer to their customers in anticipation of demand.
Research recently released by industrial real estate firm CBRE showed that the first quarter availability rate for United States industrial real estate, for the first quarter of 2019, was [...]
35th Annual Salary Survey, the most comprehensive report of the current state of salaries and overall compensation packages for logistics and supply chain professionals.
The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for March, at 113.2 (2015=100) was down 2.3%, following a 1.5% February decline, to 115.8, which was downwardly [...]
Amber Road and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) set out to discover how supply chain professionals handle these situations using technology.
For February, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was 1.71, down from January’s 5.79. December’s reading was 11.46, which marked a significant increase over [...]
With a 2.7-cent increase, this week’s average is $3.145 per gallon. This gain was preceded by a 2.5-cent gain last week, to $3.118, ahead of the week of April 8, which came in at $3.093.
United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao announced that DOT has rolled out a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $900 million in discretionary grant [...]
The Department of Transportation (DOT), reacting to more than 5,200 comments filed on potential changes to truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) and other regulations, is moving in that direction.
In an effort to adapt to current global supply chain demands, A.P. Moller-Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express have established the Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) in [...]
Several new ocean cargo vessel deployment announcements suggest that shippers are reconfiguring supply chains to accommodate uncertainty in the global trade arena.
This month marks the 10th anniversary of the hijacking of the U.S.-flagged freighter Maersk Alabama. It was the first time in more than 200 years that pirates had boarded an American-flagged vessel.
The Port of Oakland today reported a positive first quarter in its cargo volume. The two mega-ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach released similar news earlier this week.
A pairing between Trucker Tools, a Reston, Va.-based provider of trip planning, shipment visibility and freight matching solutions, and transportation management system (TMS) provider Ascend TMS [...]
Panelists highlight an industry ready to move forward with the next stages of adopting digital technologies.
Rail carloads, at 251,417, fell 3.9%, and intermodal units, at 258,775, decreased 1.6%.
March shipments, at 1.197, were up 2% compared to February and down 1% annually, and March expenditures, at 2.889, were up 6.1% annually and up 0.5% compared to February.
The company is positioning itself at a TMS provider for brokers, carriers, and shippers to manage all modes and geographies. According to the company’s website, Mastery’s platform [...]
Following the late March update that YRC Freight the largest subsidiary of less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, and the Teamsters National Freight Negotiating [...]
Earlier this month, The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA) published a Best Practice to address issues identified by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) in its interim [...]
Atradius, a trade credit insurer based in Amsterdam, recently released a detailed report focused on the performance of 11 key Asian economies, including China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, [...]
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Victor Garcia, president and CEO of San Francisco-based CAI International, a global transportation company offering [...]
Supply chain software provider Manhattan Associates is continuing to see interest from its user base in its warehouse execution system (WES) capabilities.
This year’s sixth annual Top 5 Trends in Enterprise Labeling report outlines significant shifts in labeling that are impacting businesses and global supply chains at an unprecedented level.
For more than a little while, much has been made of what has been viewed as strong economic growth. To what degree, though, varies based on the person or the source. According to President Trump, [...]
This marks the sixth time in the last eight weeks has seen a gain, and it also marked the eighth consecutive week that the national diesel average has topped the $3 per gallon mark.
Blockchain is already here and growing for supply chains, but it will take time for its full potential to take shape, presenters at Monday keynote said, including Karim R. Lakhani of Harvard [...]
A combination of previously planned tariff hikes remaining in a holding pattern and the pending summer season coming equals an expected gain in United States retail container volumes according to [...]
DHL Supply Chain, a subsidiary of Deutsche Post DHL Group, formally announced a $100 million capital outlay to build a Dorchester, County South Carolina-based distribution and warehouse park. [...]
The importance, and emergence, of data management and analytics within supply chain management continues to be on an upswing, and for good reason. One being it helps shippers streamline key [...]
Revenue growth remains healthy for all major U.S. transportation sectors, though recent events could level off the rate of growth for some segments in the coming months according to Fitch Ratings [...]
APQC and Supply Chain Management Review collected information in March 2019 from 200 supply chain professionals about the use and planned adoption of blockchain in supply chains around the world.
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Matson, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, recently christened the second of two Aloha Class containerships representing the largest vessels to have been built in the United States.
While job satisfaction remains the primary reason for today’s logistics managers to stay with one company, salaries are barely keeping pace with inflation. With the aging of the [...]
This month we roll out the findings of Logistics Management’s 35th Annual Salary Survey, a research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that serves as the foundation of our [...]
Research recently issued by Chicago-based industrial real estate firm JLL shows a clear connection between increases in clear heights, which is commonly viewed as the amount of feet measured from [...]
Rail carloads, at 957,144, decreased 8.9%, or by 93,616, compared to March 2018, and intermodal units, at 268,052, fell 0.4%.
Amid reports this week that the White House would consider allowing trucks to cross the United States-Mexico border, should President Trump go through with his pledge to close the border, in [...]
New types of “edge” technologies promise new options for real-time location insights. Learn how these emerging forms of data capture might supplement traditional AIDC as well as the [...]
Air cargo demand lost momentum toward the end of 2018 in the face of weakening global trade, sagging consumer confidence and geopolitical headwinds. Still, demand grew by 3.5% compared to [...]
With a sharp eye on furthering the infrastructure outlook in the United States and an objective of advocating for the next long-term surface transportation authorization, the American Trucking [...]
The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles have released a final report on the feasibility of deploying clean truck technology to begin meeting the ambitious zero-emissions goals set by the Clean [...]
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI– fell 3.6% to 57.4 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring) in March, following a 3% gain from [...]
Having trucks backed up in the yard waiting to be loaded or unloaded can get pretty expensive. Yard management systems (YMS) help fill the gaps and create better supply chain efficiencies.
Various scenarios for Brexit are being discussed in advance of Britain’s departure from the EU. In the meantime, shippers, ports, and transportation and logistics providers have all [...]
This investment will allow Truckstop.com to better serve its customers by significantly increasing the number of development professionals employed by the company and thereby increase the quality [...]
A recent report issued by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) questions if the driver shortage is as bad as it’s purported to be within industry circles.
Scottsdale, Ariz.-based GlobalTranz, a full-service 3PL focused on freight brokerage and technology, remains active on the acquisition front, with the company announcing this week it has brought [...]
The nation’s top carriers are making every effort to extend the trucking rally, satisfy customer needs and differentiate themselves in a cutthroat market.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant has recently recognized Cloud Logistics by E2Open (Cloud Logistics) for its progress in implementing its transportation management systems (TMS) for logistics managers.
When the White House issued its fiscal 2020 budget proposal last month, some attention was given to the transportation infrastructure allocations, despite transportation infrastructure being [...]
A new Brooklyn, New York-based logistics facility being marketed by industrial real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield is expected to be completed in October 2019. The facility, entitled [...]
Austin, Texas-based Convey, a provider of delivery experience management software that helps shippers connect disparate data and processes from parcel to freight in the last mile, announced today [...]
New research compiled by analysts and associations reveals new disruptive forces are complicating procurement and distribution strategies worldwide. More precise forecasting analytics are gaining [...]
The many moving parts that have been part of the interactions in recent months between Basel, Switzerland-based global 3PL and airfreight forwarder Panalpina by Hedehusene, Denmark-based global [...]
Commerce reported that January retail sales, at $506 billion, slipped 0.2% compared to January and rose 2.2% annually.
A collaboration announced today between two esteemed shipper groups, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the National Strategic Shippers Transportation Council is taking [...]