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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

An improving market in the trucking sector is apparent, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Update from FTR Associates, a freight transportation forecasting firm. FTR said that its Trucking Conditions Index (TCI), which is a compilation of factors affecting trucking, ticked up to 9.1 in January from December’s 7.1, adding that the TCI has seen steady gains since last October.
Posted on 03/02 at 11:51 AM
NewsTruckingSupply Chain ManagementLogisticsTransportationFTR AssociatesPermalink


Something we don't often recognize is how much the Internet has joined steamships, railroads, aircraft, trucks, and pipelines as a primary mode of transport. Indeed, for a steadily expanding range of digitized products and services, the Internet is now the preferred delivery mode
Posted on 03/02 at 10:16 AM
BlogsGlobal TradeTransportationTradePermalink


Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The number of supply chain organizations planning to spend on materials handling equipment and technology is increasing; but after being in “survival mode” for so long, budgets are small and decision makers are still wary.
Posted on 03/01 at 04:00 PM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCMarch 2011LeanLogisticsWarehouse & DCEquipmentPermalink


Momentum in the manufacturing sector is continuing at a strong pace, based on the most recent results of the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) February Manufacturing Report on Business.

Less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide (YRCW) said yesterday that it has reached an agreement in principle with key stakeholders for a comprehensive restructuring plan.
Posted on 03/01 at 01:57 PM
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What are the nation’s private fleet managers doing to help mitigate the costs of two new expensive regulatory initiatives? We found some of the best private fleet operators and most knowledgeable industry insiders to discover how they’re preparing their operations for this ongoing one-two regulatory punch.
Posted on 03/01 at 01:44 PM
TruckingMarch 2011TransportationHOSCSA 2010Permalink


Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 13.8 percent in December 2010 compared to December 2009, increasing to $66.5 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).

Seven years after the Wal-Mart RFID mandate, the technology is alive and growing in logistics and supply chain operations. While most companies are not attempting to track cases and pallets through an open supply chain—which was the idea back in 2003—a new vision for RFID is taking hold and driving real value for early adopters.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:57 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCRFIDMarch 2011Warehouse & DCPermalink


Today, fuel and capacity issues continue to loom large for air cargo carriers, while shippers are being told that tactical adjustments, especially in the growing Intra-Asia trade, will need to be made at a moment’s notice as carriers re-adjust their networks.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:43 AM
FeaturesAir CargoMarch 2011TransportationPermalink


Our contributing technology editor documents how far SaaS has infiltrated the SCM software space and then introduces us to a shipper that’s partnered with its 3PL to leverage a hosted solution that’s managing its domestic and international moves.
Posted on 03/01 at 09:32 AM
FeaturesSoftware SurveyMarch 2011SaaSSupply Chain Management SoftwarePermalink



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