Thursday, July 15, 2010
The cost of the U.S. business logistics system declined 18.2 percent in 2009—the largest drop in the history of the State of Logistics Report. But as the economy slowly improves, shippers will need to be more cautious and tactical as they face increasing volumes, tight capacity, and higher rates.
Posted on 07/15 at 08:00 AM
While the extent of the recovery remains uncertain, shippers will continue to be hit with rate increases across all modes.
Posted on 07/15 at 07:59 AM
The market for Class 8 vehicles continues to show sustained strength, according to recent data from ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles.
In a move designed to expand its services in the Midwest, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider New England Motor Freight (NEMF) said this week it has opened up a new terminal in Toledo, Ohio.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The first half of 2010 brought us several positive economic indicators that were more than welcome. These indicators were to be expected to a certain degree, due to a beyond challenging 2009. But now, in a two-week span or so, the warning signs of a bad economy, or……a double-dip recession appear to be rearing their ugly heads.
Posted on 07/14 at 12:45 PM
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) fell 0.4 percent in May, following two months of sequential increases.
As was the case in May, retail sales were down slightly in June but were up year-over-year, according to data released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation.
Posted on 07/14 at 09:52 AM
California's merchandise export trade in May showed an impressive 25.7 percent gain over May of last year, but still fell well shy of export levels recorded two years ago
Posted on 07/14 at 08:40 AM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Our warehouse/DC engineer takes a look at three distribution operations employing three unique approaches to voice picking. But no matter how different each solution may be, these operations illustrate how the benefits of picking with voice remain largely the same.