2013 Technology Roundtable: Real-time visibility within reach
Integrated systems that better gather and manage data to provide real-time supply chain decision making is now directly linked to competitive differentiation. Our esteemed analysts believe that this “visibility” is a reality, and fortune favors the bold who are brave enough to achieve it.
Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide (YRCW) said today that its network optimization plan for YRC Freight, its largest subsidiary, has officially commenced.
Posted on 05/21 at 11:50 AM
YRC Freight •
Last week, FedEx Freight held the grand opening of its new multi-million dollar Vancouver, British Columbia service center, which it said will connect the Western Canada LTL sector and customers through north-south, east-west and global shipping lanes.
Posted on 05/21 at 10:44 AM
FedEx Freight •
Diesel prices headed up for the second straight week, following ten consecutive weeks of declines, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 05/21 at 10:06 AM
Diesel Prices •
The Teamsters Freight Division last night said that leaders from about 160 union local unions representing ABF approved the tentative master contract, with the next step in the process being a vote by ABF’s 7,500 union drivers, dockworkers, mechanics, and clerical staffers.
Posted on 05/21 at 09:23 AM
According to a new study conducted by the global strategy and marketing consultancy Simon-Kucher & Partners, price pressure is higher in the logistics industry than in other sectors – no matter the country.
DAT said that spot market freight volumes in its DAT North American Freight Index were down 16 percent annually in April, adding that April 2012 represented a record-high. Volumes for vanload, reefer, and refrigerated were down 20 percent, 10 percent, and 15 percent, respectively, compared to a year ago.
Posted on 05/20 at 02:04 PM
Senior economist reports calmer global economy, calls for regional policy innovation.