Current news, information and trends in the commercial motor freight industry covering trucking, freight lines and carriers, logistics and classification.

Transportation Best Practices: Sargento’s finely-aged TMS upgrade

Posted 07/01 · 11:03 AM · LM Editorial
By setting reasonable goals, the converter and packager of cheese products upgraded its antiquated TMS, reduced its LTL shipments by nearly 30 percent, and brought its carrier relations into the 21st century.

2011 State of Logistics: Truckload

Posted 07/01 · 09:20 AM · LM Editorial
Tight capacity, more regulation, major concerns

Eleven critical behaviors for logistics managers

Posted 07/01 · 08:39 AM · LM Editorial
As we turn the corner towards a lasting recovery, we’re reminded of the columns that we wrote in the recent past signaling the shifts in partnerships between shippers and transportation providers—specifically on the rates and services “dance” and potential capacity tension.

LTL news: UPS Freight to raise rates 6.9 percent in August

Posted 07/01 · 08:31 AM · LM Editorial
The General Rate Increase will be 6.9 percent and covers non-contractual shipments in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, according to UPS. It also applies to minimum charge, LTL rates, and accessorial charges. UPS added that shippers will be able to view and download the new rates at http://www.ltl.upsfreight.com
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Step up to lower LTL prices

Posted 07/01 · 08:12 AM · LM Editorial
Earlier this year i wrote about the winds of change affecting LTL pricing in North America. If shippers and carriers are going to take advantage of pricing deregulation then they have to work together to disaggregate, cooperate, and automate.

Viewpoint: Shippers in for a bumpy ride

Posted 07/01 · 08:07 AM · LM Editorial
I’m not sure who said it, but it’s one of my favorite lines when it comes to putting the current market environment into perspective: You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.

Ocean Cargo: Night gate fee raise postponed at Ports of LA/Long Beach

Posted 07/01 · 07:05 AM · LM Editorial
Responding to shipper concerns, the West Coast MTO Agreement (WCMTOA) announced it will postpone until August 1 its planned adjustment to the Traffic Mitigation Fee at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Transportation pricing trends - July 2011

Posted 07/01 · 06:27 AM · LM Editorial
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Fighting Fraud in Transportation Act of 2011 focused on cleaning up messy brokerage practices

Posted 06/30 · 08:21 AM · LM Editorial
A new piece of legislation introduced by Congressmen Russ Carnahan (D-MO) and Frank Guinta (R-NH) is focused on addressing fraud-related issues in the freight transportation marketplace.

Natural gas is gaining traction but not without scrutiny

Posted 06/29 · 12:31 PM · LM Editorial
Even a casual media observer likely knows that natural gas is high up on the list of “topic du jour” lately. It is not all that surprising, considering that the price of diesel fuel—while down in recent weeks—is still about a dollar more per gallon than it was a year ago.
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