Wednesday, August 19, 2015
From receiving, to put-away, to picking, to shipping, Voice has proven itself as a stronger, more efficient alternative to technologies like paper-based or RF scanner-based systems, and pick-to-light.
With accuracy rates of up to 99.995% and productivity increases often between 15-25%, voice-enabled work demonstrates a direct payback to the bottom line - typically, in less than one year.
Posted on 08/19 at 02:28 PM
The most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners showed that truckload and intermodal rates for the month of July were mixed.
UPS said this week it has officially completed the closing of its $1.8 billion acquisition of Coyote Logistics. The deal was made official on July 31.
Posted on 08/19 at 09:01 AM
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
At an average of $2.615 per gallon, the price is down 0.2 cents compared to last week, with prices dropping a cumulative 29.9 cents going back to the week of May 25, when the average price was at $2.914 per gallon.
Posted on 08/18 at 02:29 PM
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in July was up 2.8 percent compared to June at 135.0 (2000=100) and marked its second-highest monthly reading ever, next to January’s 135.8.
Posted on 08/18 at 02:14 PM
Volumes were decidedly mixed at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) in July.
Posted on 08/18 at 10:36 AM
Following an announcement made it made earlier this month, the European Commission said late last week that it has pushed back its previous deadline of December 8 to January 13 in regards to FedEx’ planned acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV.
Posted on 08/18 at 09:36 AM
TNT NV •
Monday, August 17, 2015
The most recent in which could be described as a series of large-scale global 3PL (third-party logistics) acquisitions was announced today, with Geodis, a $6.1 billion France-based 3PL saying it has entered into an agreement to acquire Brentwood, Tennessee-based $1.3 billion OHL (formerly known as Ozburn Hessey Logistics).
Posted on 08/17 at 11:42 AM
global logistics •
Truckload brokerage services are in high demand by shippers, and this comes at a time in which diesel prices have been dropping for more than two months, coupled with available truckload capacity looser than it was a year ago at this time a year ago.
Posted on 08/17 at 10:14 AM
Unless you’re a major oil company or in the oil exploration business, the precipitous fall in the price of crude oil is providing a major and unexpected financial dividend. Truck shippers, in particular, are reaping a windfall as their fuel surcharges are dropping like leaves in the autumn breeze.
Posted on 08/17 at 09:31 AM
Diesel Prices •