Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Positive signs regarding the economy remain intact with today’s news from the Department of Commerce which indicated that fourth quarter GDP was up at an annual rate of 3.0 percent. This is the second estimate for the fourth quarter released by Commerce, and it represents a nice sequential gain, too, as third quarter GDP rose only 1.8 percent by comparison.
Posted on 02/29 at 11:17 AM
Monday, February 27, 2012
One day after the Academy Awards, a new kind of corporate movie makes its debut
Friday, February 24, 2012
LTL carriers are fully aware of the significant influx of truck brokerage players that are active in the LTL market, which is reducing margins for carriers that are “struggling for pennies.”
Posted on 02/24 at 09:32 AM
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The ongoing conflict between the Port of Los Angeles and the American Trucking Association may be finally drawing to a close.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
While UPS has made a bid and FedEx has yet to join the party, TNT focuses on recovering recent losses.
Monday, February 20, 2012
While mainstream media reports suggest that open seas piracy has decreased, shipping experts note that the crisis is worse than ever
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Social critics of globalization have long characterized the container shipping industry as a villainous partner in the oppression of the world’s most needy. But here’s another example that counters that perception.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
In response to the December ruling from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regarding its final rule for final rule for truck drivers’ Hours-of-Service (HOS), the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said it has filed a petition with the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia asking the court to review the rule.
There was some good news and bad news coming for U.S. port authorities today. President Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget contained a bit of both.
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Puget Sound’s ocean cargo gateways are under siege by lawmakers and influence-peddling Teamsters
Monday, February 06, 2012
A supply chain expert offered up his take on the White House's National Strategy for Supply Chain Security.
Posted on 02/06 at 01:57 AM
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Saturday, February 04, 2012
China experts are also telling us that other manufacturers may be expecting “quality fade” unless they build in more transparency with second- and third-tier suppliers.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Even though the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.5 percent in recent months, IHS Global Insight continues to expect much labor market slack in the coming quarters
Monday, January 30, 2012
Don’t look now, but the terms “cautious optimism” and signs of improvement” remain at or near the top of the list, when people are asked to describe what is going on in terms of momentum of the economic kind.
Posted on 01/30 at 03:31 PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
For every shipper, the topic of supply chain security is always top of mind. That is why I was not entirely surprised to see today that the White House has issued what it’s calling the “National Strategy for Supply Chain Security.”