Report highlights executives' focus on direct store delivery processes.
UPS today released first quarter 2014 results, noting that fierce storms early in the year hurt their earnings.
Over $2 billion dollars in carrier overcharges go uncollected each year as shippers do not have the time or resources to collect refunds.
Last year at this time, retailers were relieved to learn that a tentative agreement on a new labor contract had been reached by dockside labor and management on the U.S. East and Gulf coasts. But not without considerable blood on the floor.
The National Retail Federation is encouraging maritime management and the union representing dockworkers along the U.S. West Coast ports to expedite pending contract negotiations and reach agreement on a new deal well in advance of the expiration of the current contract this summer.