April shipments, at 1.194, were down 3.2% annually and down 0.3% compared to March. This marks the fifth consecutive month that annual shipments were down. April expenditures, at 2.909, rose 6.2% [...]
Commerce reported that April retail sales, at $513.4 billion, fell 0.2% compared to March and were up 3.1% annually. NRF said that April retail sales were down 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted basis [...]
With a 1.1-cent decrease, the national diesel average came in at $3.160 per gallon. This follows gains of 0.002 cents, 2.2-cents, 2.7-cents, and 2.5-cents, respectively over the previous three weeks.
Global transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said today that it is making a significant expansion to its Saturday pick-up offering for export shipments. This expansion comes in the form of [...]
Rail carloads, at 268,559, were up 1% annually, and intermodal units, at 266,530, slipped 4.9%.
A forecast for continued growth for both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors remains positive, based on data in the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) Spring 2019 [...]
In its “U.S. Economic Forecast Flash,” IHS Markit analysts note that first-quarter GDP growth was impressive, but cautions supply chain managers to remain on guard. It was reported at [...]
With a 0.002-cent increase, the national diesel average now stands at $3.171 per gallon. This slight decline follows gains on 2.2-cents, 2.7-cents, and 2.5-cents, respectively, over the previous [...]
Supply chain software provider Manhattan Associates recently rolled out an updated release of its cloud-based Transportation Management System (TMS), entitled Manhattan TMS, which it said [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
Commerce reported that January retail sales, at $506 billion, slipped 0.2% compared to January and rose 2.2% annually.
As U.S. Midwest supply chain managers deal with unprecedented flooding this week, a new report on risk addresses the impact natural disasters can have on supply chains
Rising 1 cent, the national diesel average now stands at $3.080, ahead of last week’s $3.070 average. The national average has seen gains in five of the past six weeks, with last [...]
While revenue, at $17 billion, was up 3% annually, net income, at $739 million, was below the $2.07 billion for the same quarter a year ago but below Wall Street expectations of $17.67 billion. [...]
With a focus on getting the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to incorporate cost-benefit analysis (CBA) into rulemaking proceedings, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) stated its case [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Commerce reported that January retails sales, at $504.4 billion, were up 0.2% compared to December and up 2.3% annually.
The push for nationwide use of 33-foot trailer combinations is back. Currently limited to twin 28-foot trailers, companies such as UPS and FedEx would gain an estimated 18 percent gain in [...]
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Carloads dropped 2.7%, or 28,238 carloads, annually to 999,978, and intermodal units slipped 0.9%, or 9,513 units, to 1,094,499.
With a 2.8-cent increase, the average price per gallon now stands at $3.076, following last week’s 4.2-cent gain to $3.048 and an average of $3.006 for the week ending February 18.
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 [...]
The rapid growth of e-commerce is driving deep changes in our industry, from tightening up trucking capacity to elevating the importance of final-mile delivery processes. To respond, supply chain [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
Infrastructure is having a good month in Washington. Lobbyists and lawmakers are eagerly optimistic about a bill coming out of Congress this year. And President Donald J. Trump talked up [...]
Routes cited by Convoy, in this milestone, include: major West Coast markets such as Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles; Midwest routes from Chicago, Cincinnati and Milwaukee; routes from Texas [...]
Most people underestimate the massive changes to logistics/distribution network strategy. Where traditional logistics and materials management focused on the manufacturing and production end of [...]
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.
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The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the national average price per gallon for diesel gasoline dropped for the ninth straight week for [...]
Commerce reported that November retail sales, at $513.5 million, were up 0.2% over October’s revised $512.4 million and up 4.2% annually, and NRF reported that November retail sales [...]
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Rail carloads, at 1,032,067, were down 0.2%, or 2,418 carloads, annually. Intermodal containers and trailers headed up 2.5%, or 27,142 units, to 1,100,815.
The Atlanta-based transportation and logistics bellwether said the following rate increases will take effect: UPS Ground, UPS Air and International services will head up by an average net of [...]
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI–rose 0.4% to 60.7 (a reading above 50 indicates growth), following a 1.3% decline in October (coming off of [...]
Chicago-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider SEKO Logistics and Austin, Texas-based ShipStation, a provider of Web-based e-commerce shipping services, recently announced they have [...]
The U.S. Department of Treasury this week issued a Task Force report on the USPS, entitled “United States Postal System: A Sustainable Path Forward,” which it said provides a series [...]
350 of its 430 facilities to receive a technology upgrade, the company says.
Rail carloads, at 281,675, eked out a 0.1% annual increase, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 285,361, rose 2.6% compared to the same week last year.
Recent strength in employment and income, solid gains in household net worth, and elevated consumer sentiment have generated considerable momentum just as tariffs on some $200 billion of imports [...]
A nine-week stretch of rising diesel gasoline prices came to an end this week, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). Falling 1.4 [...]
The federal government is making several moves to answer that ever-vexing question that regulators have been trying to answer for decades about the universe of more than 700,000 motor carriers, [...]
With a 0.9-cent increase, the average price per gallon is $3.394, coming off of a 7.2-cent increase last week.
A pilot program that would allow teenagers to drive an 80,000-pound truck in interstate commerce is one of the worst ideas to solve the driver shortage, a top trucking executive with six decades [...]
The national average price per gallon for diesel gasoline was up again this week, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). With [...]
An ongoing state of heightened demand for e-commerce distribution space continues to serve as a driver for several of the largest United States Industrial & Logistics (I&L) leases the [...]
The national average price per gallon for diesel gasoline saw a 1-cent increase this week to $3.268 per gallon, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information [...]
With Hurricane Florence approaching the East Coast of the United States, coupled with other named storms having the potential to impact other U.S. states and interests, the American Logistics Aid [...]
The largest union of maritime workers in North America, and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX), an alliance of container carriers, direct employers, and port associations serving United [...]
As increasing e-commerce activity continues to be the “new normal when it comes to emerging supply chain strategies and planning, one thing that comes with that premise, which cannot be [...]
The report’s key metric, the PMI, headed up 3.2% to 61.3 (a reading of 50 or higher indicates growth) and has now grown for 24 consecutive months, with the overall economy now having grown [...]
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Larry Gross, President of Gross Transportation Consulting to talk about the 2018 Peak Season, capacity, pricing, and [...]
Supply chain activities specifically related to transportation have seen dramatic changes in the last five years driven by end user experience and the technologies available to support, maintains [...]
Cargomatic announced yesterday it has closed a $35 billion Series B financing round.
The Department of Commerce reported that July retail sales, at $507.5 billion, were 0.5% ahead of June’s $504.9 billion and up 6.4% compared to July 2017. NRF reported that July retail [...]
Southern California’s shippers seeking to “optimize” their dockside operations were given more good news by GE Transportation last week as the company announced that it had [...]
Late last week, Addison, Texas-based Daseke Inc., a provider of flatbed, specialized transportation and logistics services said it acquired Memphis-based Builders Transportation Co., a steel, [...]
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