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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

As it has been for the past 29 years, the April issue of Logistics Management (LM) is once again delivers our Annual Salary Survey, a research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that is the fuel for our best read feature (page 28) and the foundation of the most downloaded survey report that we produce.
Posted on 04/01 at 09:00 AM
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According to a new AlixPartners study, many of the major international players face more distress and even possible bankruptcy.
Posted on 04/01 at 08:37 AM
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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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I asked a pilot friend of mine if the large change in the upper level jet stream that we’ve been experiencing on the ground as unusual weather is having an impact on flight times and costs. While he said that the real impact has been on airport operations, he pointed out that there are significant changes in the “business jet stream” that will have an impact on both carriers and shippers.
Posted on 04/01 at 08:00 AM
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Monday, March 31, 2014

A recent study by the United Postal Service identified Kansas City as the optimal location for an e-commerce fulfillment facility due to its low costs and central location.
Posted on 03/31 at 04:49 PM
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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.
Posted on 03/31 at 11:57 AM
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Building a resilient supply chain requires success in four key areas: policy, strategy, information technology and partnerships.
Posted on 03/31 at 08:34 AM
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Supply chain managers face a coming shortage of talent. The best should be putting strategies in place now to prepare for the future.
Posted on 03/31 at 08:23 AM
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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
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Carloads—at 291,525—were up 4.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 10.6 percent at 260,713 containers and trailers.
Posted on 03/28 at 09:25 AM
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