Monday, December 08, 2014
Late last week, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) said it has called on members of Congress in an effort to cast off what it described as “misinformation” over truck safety while asking Congress to sign off on an appropriations bill that would provide regulatory relief for the trucking sector, specifically focusing on truck driver hours-of-service (HOS) regulations.
Posted on 12/08 at 11:36 AM
Friday, December 05, 2014
Even with the myriad congestion-related challenges at United States West Coast ports, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates observed that most holiday-related retail import cargo made it to the country in time for the holiday shopping season, with volumes expected to slow down in December as 2014 winds down.
Posted on 12/05 at 04:26 PM
Carloads—at 1,161,820—were up 1.4 percent, or 16,396 carloads, compared to November 2013, and intermodal volumes were up 2.7 percent––or 27,463 units––at 1,035,054 containers and trailers.
Within the next three years, most global companies are expected to take up the massive project of centralizing their shared services and outsourcing operations within a single global business services (GBS) organization.
Posted on 12/05 at 10:25 AM
New initiative designed to help project managers and planners enhance collaboration, decision-making, and execution throughout the project lifecycle
Posted on 12/05 at 10:22 AM
Thursday, December 04, 2014
When the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) convenes a caucus in San Francisco next week, contract negotiations with the Pacific Maritime Association may finally draw to a close.
Posted on 12/04 at 04:00 PM
Even with the well-documented service issues freight railroads have experienced over the last several months, there is a lot to be excited about when looking at the industry, according to Ed Hamberger, president and CEO of the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 12/04 at 02:42 PM
Railroad Shipping •
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider UTi Worldwide (UTIW) issued a statement yesterday shooting down speculation that it will be acquired by DSV A/S, a Denmark-based global supplier of transport and logistics services.
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
October shipments––at 1,260,200–– up 7 percent annually and 1 percent over September’s 1,241,848 and, which matches up with September to October differences in recent years, including a 2 percent increase in 2013, a ten percent increase in 2012 (being the exception), flat growth in 2011, a 2 percent decrease in 2010, and a 3 percent gain in 2009.
Posted on 12/03 at 02:19 PM
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—came in at 59.3 (a reading above 50 represents growth) in November, which was 2.2 percent above October’s 57.1 and 3.3 percent above the 12-month average of 56.
Posted on 12/03 at 12:11 PM