January 2017 Issue

In this issue:
  • 2017 Rate Outlook: Will the pieces fall into place?
  • The age of freight settlement
  • TMS trends to track
  • 2016 Customs update
  • Lift Truck Series: Maintenance


IN THIS ISSUE
By · January 10, 2017
Following LM tradition, we start off the New Year with our annual “Rate Outlook” cover story and subsequent Webcast


By · January 10, 2017




By · January 10, 2017
Join our panel of top oil and transportation analysts for an exclusive look at where rates are headed and the issues driving those rate increases over the coming year.


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By · January 10, 2017
What new trends and opportunities will emerge for both shippers and software vendors this year in the transportation management systems (TMS) market? We gathered three of our top supply chain software analysts to see where they think the market is headed.


By · January 9, 2017
Here are six new Marine Highway projects along the waterways of 17 states and the District of Columbia.


By · January 9, 2017
Port executives in the U.S. are calling upon the new presidential administration to make good on campaign promises to invest in infrastructure. Meanwhile, domestic ocean cargo gateways are aiming to digitize their supply chain operations to accommodate larger vessels and the demands


By · January 9, 2017
The demographics of technician hiring and retiring do not paint a pretty picture for the near- or long-term future of the technical workforce. The lift truck industry is attacking the shortage head-on with improvements and initiatives designed to grow the technicians of tomorrow—today


By · January 9, 2017
Trade and transport analysts see a turnaround in last year’s negative market outlook, but as global GDP continues to gradually strengthen, carriers in all modes will be challenged to manage capacity while maintaining service levels. Furthermore, sudden shifts in trade policies and agreements may also have an impact on rates.


By · January 9, 2017
While logistics managers may expect to see fewer proposed mega-trade deals under the new administration, analysts say that there will still be new markets opening up for both U.S. imports and exports this year. Regulatory obstacles remain, however, and logistics managers will have to remain vigilant when it comes to evaluating adaptive strategies.


By · January 9, 2017
Changes considered by some as “absolutely inevitable” are coming to freight payment services as shippers seek to leverage data for more efficiency. While innovative and data-driven companies insist there’s a better way, skeptics push back with plenty of experience under their belts.


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