Friday, November 01, 2013
While port management is mindful of wildcat actions slowing commerce at its gateways, a new strategy may mitigate that risk.
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, increased 0.2 percent to 56.4 in October and stands as the new high for the PMI in 2013.
Posted on 11/01 at 12:43 PM
Total intermodal container and trailer movements in the third quarter were up a cumulative 4.7 percent at 4,010,582. As has been the case for several quarters running, domestic containers showed the highest growth rate, increasing 9.4 percent annually to 1,557,084. This was ahead of the second quarter’s 9.0 percent annual increase and shy of the first quarter’s 10.2 percent gain.
Posted on 11/01 at 10:03 AM
Carload volume—at 297,455—was up 3.6 percent to the same week last year, and intermodal—at 261,231 trailers and containers—was up 3.2 percent.
Posted on 11/01 at 08:37 AM
Thursday, October 31, 2013
The potential of these developing countries remains strong and still influences business strategies.
ABF Freight System, the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier, has finalized a five-year deal with the Teamsters union that is projected to save the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier between $55 and $65 million annually.
Posted on 10/31 at 02:06 PM
Bipartisan legislation introduced by a trio of Congressmen—Reps. Richard Hanna (D-NY), Tom Rice (R-SC) and Michael Michaud (D-Maine) aims to halt the 34-hour restart provision on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s motor carrier hours-of-service (HOS) rules that took effect in July.
Posted on 10/31 at 12:53 PM
Cardinal Health executive says that this strategic alliance is simply the next phase of the relationship between the two companies, adding that with both companies already established experts in their own fields, they believe they can focus on their own strengths to continue to improve and expand services.
Posted on 10/31 at 11:04 AM
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The International Warehouse Logistics Association President & CEO Joel D. Anderson spoke on “pesky regulations” at the recently-concluded Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Conference in Denver.
Teamsters employees at ABF Freight System covered by the Central Region Local Cartage supplement to the ABF National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA), the sixth-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier in the country, told ABF on October 29 that they have voted to reject a strike authorization.
Posted on 10/30 at 02:45 PM