Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Keeping vigilance on costs a given, say analysts
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, headed up 0.5 percent to 53.7 in March.
Following declines of 1.5 cents and 1.8 cents, respectively, over the previous two weeks, EIA reported that the average price per gallon of diesel dropped 1.3 cents to $3.975 per gallon for a cumulative decline of 4.6 cents during this three-week stretch.
Posted on 04/01 at 09:09 AM
According to a new AlixPartners study, many of the major international players face more distress and even possible bankruptcy.
Following its January announcement that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dublin, Ohio-based Pacer International, a freight transportation and logistics services provider and the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said today that the deal has been completed.
Posted on 04/01 at 08:35 AM
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Monday, March 31, 2014
A recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP) explained the current state of various motor carrier market fundamentals in terms of volume and rates, to give shippers an up-to-date snapshot on things as the calendar turns to April.
Building a resilient supply chain requires success in four key areas: policy, strategy, information technology and partnerships.
Supply chain managers face a coming shortage of talent. The best should be putting strategies in place now to prepare for the future.
Friday, March 28, 2014
Following its mid-March proposal to mandate usage of electronic logging devices (ELDs) in commercial trucks, which was largely endorsed by large carrier companies and shippers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, entitled “Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents” in the Federal Register.
Posted on 03/28 at 11:37 AM
Carloads—at 291,525—were up 4.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 10.6 percent at 260,713 containers and trailers.