Friday, July 24, 2015
Regardless of how it gets done, an emphasis on high-level data quality and management needs attention from both shippers and providers.
Carloads dropped 7.3 percent annually to 277,331, and intermodal rose 2.3 percent to 273,850.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
The ongoing friction between rail shippers and freight railroad carriers is front and center at the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) this week, with a hearing on railroad revenue adequacy.
Posted on 07/23 at 02:06 PM
The most recent edition of the Shippers Condition Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR provided some good news for shippers, with some signs of improvement in overall market conditions.
Posted on 07/23 at 10:03 AM
Supply chain execution convergence (SCEC) is more than a buzz word. It's a necessity for today's global supply chains.
If organizations aren't operating on interconnected systems, or using a common end-to-end process to connect to all their partners, achieving supply chain excellence is nearly impossible.
Posted on 07/23 at 08:11 AM
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Reports are indicating UPS is in talks with to acquire Chicago-based transportation management services provider Coyote Logistics for $1.8 billion.
Posted on 07/22 at 03:26 PM
Transportation and logistics bellwether FedEx said yesterday it has agreed to acquire 50 Boeing 767-300 freighters, according to various media reports.
Posted on 07/22 at 01:41 PM
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Last week, more than 100 business groups, which included transportation and logistics providers and other supply chain concerns, penned a letter to U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune, heralding the approval of the Ports Performance Act by the Committee.
Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has officially rolled out Transplace Supply Chain Consulting, its new consulting practice, which it said will focus on improving end-to-end (e-2-e) supply chain performance through an experienced team with what it described as deep functional expertise in transportation and logistics.
Posted on 07/22 at 10:04 AM
While organized labor has yet to weigh in on Executive Order B-32-15, leaders should recognize that California's complex freight transportation system is responsible for one-third of the state's economy and jobs, with freight-dependent industries accounting for over $700 billion in revenue and over 5 million jobs.