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By MMH Staff · October 20, 2014
The acquisition of QuantiSense will extend Epicor's position as a leading provider of extended omni-channel solutions for midsize and large retail chains.
By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2014
Congested U.S. port terminals, harbor and over-the-road truck and driver shortages, slower trains and longer rail terminal dwell times due to increased domestic rates have not only disrupted service but also driven intermodal rates and cargo handling costs up sharply.
By Patrick Burnson · October 20, 2014
Southern California shippers are getting a break on container dwell expenses for the next ten days as the Port of Long Beach announced that it had added an extra three days to the time that overseas import containers can remain on the docks without charge.
By John D. Schulz · October 20, 2014
The long-simmering court battle over whether FedEx Ground’s workers are independent contractors or employees appears headed to the appellate courts—and maybe the U.S. Supreme Court.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2014
Partnership creates integral cleaning and sanitation program for reusable plastic containers.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2014
Smatec brings 25 years of experience with solutions like bomb-bay and pocket sorters.
By LM Staff · October 17, 2014
Carload volume headed up 4.3 percent to 298,376, and intermodal units, at 273,376 containers and trailers were up 4.8 percent annually.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2014
Frommelt Products Corporation – which has been a part of the Rite-Hite family since 1991 – will now be known as Rite-Hite Environmental Enclosures Corporation.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2014
PRIME creates connections between manufacturing high school students, educators and the industry to grow and train the next-generation workforce — all while driving interest and awareness in manufacturing.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2014
In light on various service-related freight railroad service issues, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) recently announced it is now requiring Class I railroads to publicly file weekly data reports on service performance. These weekly reports are slated to begin on October 22.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2014
According to its data, spot market volume for the month of September was up 32 percent on an annual basis and set a new record for the 14th straight month, with gains for each of the three equipment categories it tracks, including load availability for: dry vans up 42 percent; refrigerated (reefer) up 24 percent; and flatbed volume up 46 percent.
By MMH Staff · October 16, 2014
Kevin Roach brings 30 years of experience in software and automation, having held executive-level positions with Epicor Software, Activant Solutions, Rockwell Software, and General Electric.
By John D. Schulz · October 15, 2014
FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, two of the largest non-union LTL carriers in the nation, are battling organizing efforts by the Teamsters union in a closely watched unionization effort.
By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2014
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $442.7 billion were down 0.3 percent compared to August and up 4.3 percent compared to September 2013, and the National Retail Federation aid that September retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, dipped 0.1 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month and increased 4.6 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2014
With the holiday shopping set to gear up in a few weeks, it looks like the retail sector could use a seasonal spark based on declining retail sales in September, according to data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).

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