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Friday, September 25, 2015

Carloads dropped 5.5 percent annually to 285,320, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 0.6 percent to 281,414.
Posted on 09/25 at 01:16 AM

Growth in brokered freight transportation shipments and total invoice dollars were key themes in the Second Quarter 2015: TIA Benchmarking Report, which was recently issued by the Transportation Intermediaries Association (TIA).
Posted on 09/25 at 01:04 AM

Thursday, September 24, 2015

While intermodal transportation may not currently be seeing the traction on the domestic side, things are picking up in other areas, most notably on the international side, as well as the ongoing improvements in service levels, said Larry Gross, senior consultant at freight transportation consultancy FTR at this week's Intermodal Expo.
Posted on 09/24 at 12:00 PM

Supply Chain Management Professor John Bell expects globally-sustainable supply chains to take center stage in 2016 and beyond. Is your supply chain ready for the future?

Pitney Bowes announced the results of the 2015 Holiday Shipping Survey, which strongly suggests supply chain managers will be dealing with yet more complexity.
Posted on 09/24 at 09:48 AM

Veteran Supply Chain Expert Larry Lapide, Ph.D., outlines the six major factors that will have significant and uncertain impacts on future supply chains.
Posted on 09/24 at 09:36 AM
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Infor, a supply chain and logistics technology services and ERP software provider, said today that its planned acquisition of GT Nexus, a global provider of cloud-based global commerce technology, which was announced last month, has been completed.
Posted on 09/23 at 12:59 PM
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Data from a San Diego-based parcel consultancy Shipware LLC showed this week that after raising its fuel surcharge index in February, it will raise it again, effective November 2.
Posted on 09/23 at 12:06 PM
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The ATA reported that seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in August at 134.2 (2000=100) dropped 0.9 percent, coming off a revised 3.1 percent gain (from an original reading of 2.8 percent) in July. August is below January’s all-time SA high of 135.8, which was reached in January of this year.
Posted on 09/23 at 10:53 AM

The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped 2.4 cents to $2.493 per gallon.
Posted on 09/23 at 09:23 AM
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