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 purported to be within industry circles.
Uber Freight will first establish European operations in the Netherlands in the coming weeks, with local carriers and drivers able to book and move loads with Uber Freight, at which point the [...]
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Roadie Founder & CEO Marc Gorlin to discuss Roadie’s growth map, market conditions, and what may be coming next.
The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for February, at 117.4 (2015=2000) fell 0.2% in February after heading up 2.5% (revised up from an original 2.3% [...]
Air cargo transportation services provider Forward Air Corporation said this week it has entered into an agreement to acquire FSA Logistics, a privately-held last mile services provider.
February shipments, at 909,947, fell 4.5% annually, with containerized freight handled shipments down 4%. What’s more, this decline follows an aggregate increase of 5.5% over the previous [...]
With a 0.009 cent decline, the national average price per gallon now stands at $3.070 slightly behind last week’s $3.070 average, which edged out the week ending March 4’s $3.076 per [...]
The report stated that Walmart will have its suppliers that ship full trucks of products to deliver orders within a specified two-day window 87% of the time, which is 2% more than the previous [...]
Rail carloads, at 238,104, fell 7% annually, and intermodal units, at 270,854, fell 2.6%.
Truckload rates, which measure linehaul rates, saw a 5% increase to 138.4 (January 2005=100), rising for the 17th consecutive month, and coming in slightly shy of the December 2018 all-time [...]
The fourth quarter turnover rate for large fleets-with more than $30 million in revenue-dropped 9% to 78%, and was down 10% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. For all of 2018, the large [...]
Wall Street analysts continue to indicate or suggest that the Seattle-based e-tailer titan Amazon raises significant risks for the parcel duopoly of UPS and FedEx, according to a Bloomberg report [...]
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For January, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI was 5.79, which is down from December’s 11.46, which marked a significant increase over November’s 5.84 and [...]
The budget, which was released yesterday, requested $21.4 billion in discretionary budget authority for 2020, which represents a $5.9 billion, or 22% decrease, compared to its 2019 discretionary [...]
The current state of the logistics and freight transportation sectors have shown us, in recent years, when it comes to the myriad things shippers need to do, in order to adapt, survive, and [...]
The “Amazon Effect” has had two definite impacts on the air cargo industry – increased package volumes and changing customer expectations.
With a 0.003 cent increase, the average price per gallon came in a $3.079, ahead of last week’s $3.076, which saw a 2.8 cent increase over the $3.048 average for the week ending February 18.
Shippers are starting to see the incredible advantage that can be gained through the strategic management of e-commerce—especially as logistics professionals move out of their silos and [...]
An annual lull between seasons and previously planned tariff increases on hold represent two main reasons for United States retail container port import volumes to fall to their lowest level in [...]
Global port throughput has shown resilience over the last 10 years with throughput growth outpacing economic growth rates despite volatility through the last recession. Containerization of cargo [...]
Chicago-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider SEKO Logistics said this week it has introduced a new service, entitled OmniReturns, which simplifies the product returns process for [...]
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI–rose 3.0% to 59.7 in February (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth is occurring), following a 1.3% [...]
The report’s key metric, the PMI, fell 2.4% to 54.2 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth). This comes on the heels of a 2.3% increase to 56.6 in January. The index has now grown for [...]
C.H. Robinson announced yesterday it has acquired Madrid, Spain-based international ocean and air freight forwarder The Space Group, in an effort designed to further expand its Global Forwarding [...]
Rail carloads, at 256,954, rose 2% annually, and intermodal units, at 265,676, slipped 3.9% annually.
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, rolled out [...]
Company officials said that this new program leverages what it called best-in-class learning and development techniques, with a technology-driven approach and a modern simulator, rather than [...]
With a 4.2-cent increase the average price per gallon came in at $3.048, which followed an average of $3.006 for the week ending February 18 and an average of $2.966 for the weeks ending February [...]
For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI reading of 1.7 is at its highest level since August 2016.
January shipments, at 1,061,288, were up 5.1% annually, growing for the 23rd consecutive month with Panjiva noting that this tally includes a 5.8% annual increase in containerized freight, which [...]
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Earlier this month, UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload subsidiary of Atlanta-based transportation and logistics bellwether UPS announced general rate increases (GRI) that went into effect on [...]
More than a few moving parts remain intact, when it comes to the interaction between Basel, Switzerland-based global 3PL and airfreight forwarder Panalpina by Hedehusene, Denmark-based global 3PL [...]
For December, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI came in at 11.46, a significant increase over November’s 5.84 and October’s 3.17. FTR said strong sequential [...]
Rail carloads, at 242,266, fell 3.3% compared to the same week a year ago, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 277,513 units, saw a 3.4% annual gain.
Fourth quarter revenue, at $4.39 billion, was up 4.6% annually, and net income attributable to common shareholders came in at $84 million compared to $189 for the same period a year ago, [...]
December retail sales, at $505.8 billion, were down 1.2% compared to November’s revised $512.2 billion (from $513.5 billion). While December retail sales saw a sequential decline, Commerce [...]
While the shockwaves stemming from regional less-than-truckload (LTL) New England Motor Freight (NEMF) announcing this week it voluntarily filed for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code [...]
With true signs of momentum for a new, and badly needed, federal transportation infrastructure bill seemingly forever stuck in neutral, it is refreshing to see the nation’s top trucking [...]
Marseille, France-based global container shipping company CMA CGM remains intent on acquiring CEVA Logistics, a global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider based in Hoofddorp, the [...]
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The company announced yesterday that as part of a “long-planned succession process”, effective May 9, Chief Operating Officer Robert ("Bob") Biesterfeld, will become Chief Executive [...]
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Port Tracker reported that U.S.-based retail container ports handled 1.97 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units), in December, the most recent month for which data is available. This [...]
This week’s average, at $2.966, matched the week of February 4, and was up $0.001 compared to the $2.965 average for the weeks ending January 28 and January 21, respectively.
While the emergence of blockchain technology within the freight transportation and logistics marketplace has gained a significant amount of traction in recent years, a report recently issued by [...]
The industrial manufacturing industry is in a unique position in the coming year, according to Deloitte’s 2019 Outlook on Industrial Manufacturing. The outlook indicates that although [...]
The shift is on from a focus on cost to the customer.
NRF said 2019 retail sales are expected to come in between 3.8%-to-4.4% to more than $3.8 trillion. $3.82 trillion. While that falls short of the NRF’s call for a minimum increase of 4.5% [...]
The editorial staff of Logistics Management has focused much of this issue on helping global shippers better manage what they can control. And, we shed some light on the technology and [...]
Inventor of the world’s first temperature-controlled mugs turns to a single third-party logistics provider to support its massive sales growth and worldwide supply chain operations.
Company officials said that this new offering will offer shippers with what it called an integrated, cost-saving parcel shipping solution, adding that it will augment Redwood’s key service [...]
While the prospects for container shipping are brightening, downside risks of increased inward-looking policies and the rise of trade protectionism are weighing on the outlook for carriers.
Entitled DHL Medical Express Service (WMX), DHL said this service was launched in November 2018 as a pilot program, and focuses on increased customer demand for faster and more predictable lead [...]
The nation’s largest retailer is increasing pay for truck drivers with three years’ accident-free experience to around $87,500.
The report’s key metric, the PMI, increased 2.3% to 56.3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth). This follows a 5.2% decline to 54.3 in December. The index has now grown for 29 [...]
Rail carloads, at 248,397, fell 4.7% annually, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 273,089, were off 3.3% annually.
A new report issued this week by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) makes the case for the crucial need for roughly $4 billion in port and supply chain security needs over the [...]
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Quarterly revenue, at $19.8 billion, headed up 4.6% annually, and adjusted earnings per share, at $1.94, was up 17% and beat Wall Street estimates of $1.90. Full-year 2018 revenue rose 7.9% [...]
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Slowly but surely, a conversion from vacant retail properties to industrial retail space appears to be under way. That is the word from Los Angeles-based industrial real estate firm CBRE. In a [...]
Taking a cue from its corporate sibling, the ubiquitous, ride-sharing service Uber, Uber Freight, the company’s app that matches trucking companies with loads to haul, announced today it [...]
FedEx Extra Hours, enables shippers to fulfill e-commerce orders later in the day and into the evening and also receive late pickups by FedEx Express, with next-day local delivery and two-day [...]
With an eye on helping shippers meet delivery requirements set forth by retailers, non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Transplace said this week it has rolled out a new [...]
Chattanooga, Tennessee-based truckload and full-service freight transportation provider U.S. Xpress recently announced that it plans to formally divest its U.S.-Mexico cross-border investment. [...]
For November, the most recent month for which data is available, the SCI came in at 0.1, ahead of October’s -2.1.
Rail carloads, at 258,833, headed up 7.4%, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 284,278, increased 6.5%.
While DSV acknowledged that a combination of DSV and Panalpina would create a leading global transport and logistics company with significant growth opportunities and potential for value [...]
For those that still think Amazon does not directly compete with the parcel duopoly of FedEx and UPS, a report in The Wall Street Journal today drives home the point that it may be time to [...]
Scottsdale, Arizona-based Emerge, a provider of its proprietary Private Freight Marketplace (PFM) and TMS focused on accelerating productivity and increasing visibility for supply chain [...]
The national diesel average, at $2.965 per gallon, dropped 1.1 cents compared to last week’s $2.976 per gallon average, marking the second straight week the average has fallen below the $3 [...]
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The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index for December, at 111.9 dropped 4.3% compared to November’s 116.9 reading, whose sequential change compared to [...]
Total volume, at 18,931,323, posted a 5.6% annual increase. Domestic containers, at 7,928,304 were up 4.9% and trailers, at 1,444,571, headed up 10.6%.
FedEx officials said that it has had a 30-year relationship with Flying Cargo Group, adding that this agreement was reached at the time that the service agreement between the companies was set to [...]
The theme regarding the economy a year ago at this time may very well have been “Happy days are hear again, given solid GDP growth, buoyed by high levels of consumer confidence, [...]
United States-bound waterborne shipments in December capped a record-breaking year for global trade, according to data issued this week by global trade intelligence firm Panjiva.
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Trucker Tools LLC, provider of trip planning, shipment visibility and freight matching solutions, said that Schneider Transportation Management is now using various offerings from Trucker Tools [...]
Rail carloads, at 266,240, headed up 10.3%, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 503,231, increased 5.3%.
Hedehusene, Denmark-based global 3PL DSV said this week that it confirmed that it made “an indicative and private proposal” to the board of directors of Basel, Switzerland-based [...]
The Ocean Alliance, a collective ocean carrier concern comprised of COSCO Shipping, CMA CGM, Evergreen Marine, and Orient Overseas Container Line Limited (OOCL) introduced a new offering this [...]
While the changes occurring within the supply chain are, at times, in tandem with the rapid growth of e-commerce and technology, how companies approach things like their distribution networks and [...]
Last week, Rep. Earl Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) made another push, in the form of new legislation, to make a short-line railroad tax credit permanent.
Earlier this week, Atlanta-based transportation and logistics bellwether UPS received some potentially good news when the European Court of Justice said that a previous decision by anti-trust [...]
A recent Logistics Management reader survey of more than 120 logistics and supply chain professionals had somewhat of a measured view of the impacts of tax reform, to date. Nearly 16% viewed it [...]
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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 [...]
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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.
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 [...]