2014 Warehouse/DC Equipment Study: Maxed out
Our annual look into spending plans inside the four walls highlights growing interest in automation and software as workforce issues factor heavily into equipment investments.
Data recently issued by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT showed a host of annual gains for spot market loads and capacity in February.
Posted on 03/12 at 10:31 AM
Spot Market •
When the Air Freight Forwarder’s Association (AfA) stages its annual conference later this month, the focus will be “closing the deal.” Here, in a two-part exclusive interview with AfA president Brandon Fried, logistics managers are given an overview of some of the main issues on the agenda
Posted on 03/11 at 03:07 PM
Air Freight •
ODFL increased its first quarter growth expectations to between 11.0 percent-to-11.5 percent compared to previous estimates of 10.0 percent-to-11.0 percent, when compared to the first quarter of 2013.
Posted on 03/11 at 10:20 AM
With a $0.5 cent gain, the average price per gallon headed up to $4.021, marking the highest average price per gallon since checking in at $4.047 the week of March 18, 2013.
Posted on 03/11 at 08:52 AM
Diesel Prices •
Differing opinions about the strength of manufacturing in the United States are front and center when it comes to looking at the sector as a driver of economic growth.
Posted on 03/11 at 07:24 AM
Coming off of February, which is typically the slowest month of the year, the report expects to be March much better, with retailers starting to stock up for spring and summer.
Posted on 03/10 at 10:55 AM
Port Tracker •
The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) breathed a collective sigh of relief last week, following the European Union’s (EU) reported agreement to reverse its plan to impose a carbon tax on non-EU carriers operating long haul flights in and out of Europe.