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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Rate increases will take effect for FedEx Express U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services, effective January 4, 2016. FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services, and FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent. FedEx SmartPost rates will also change. And FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent.
Posted on 09/17 at 11:41 AM
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The much anticipated final rule for electronic logging devices (ELD) has been pushed back one month from September 30 to October 30, according to the most recent Report on DOT Significant Rulemakings issued by the United States Department of Transportation.
Posted on 09/17 at 10:38 AM

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

APL Logistics recently announced it has rolled out a new service offering that it said is designed to save shippers money and time through the optimization and management of high-frequency truck deliveries across complex supply chains.
Posted on 09/16 at 12:39 PM

Quarterly net income at $692 million was up 5.6 percent annually, and revenue at $12.3 billion was up 4.9 percent. Operating income at $692 million was up 5.6 percent. Quarterly operating margin—at 9.3 percent—saw a 2.2 percent annual gain, and earnings per share of $2.42 were up 6.7 percent but were below Wall Street estimates of $2.45 per share.
Posted on 09/16 at 10:24 AM

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

What are the technologies likely to impact the supply chain tomorrow? At the upcoming Supply Chain Outlook Summit, Deloitte's Scott Sopher will reveal the results of a recent survey of new technologies and their adoption rate.

For more than a long time, there has been heavy debate and discussion over truck size and weight-related issues. One argument that has been consistently made over time in an effort to allow heavier and longer trucks on the road, with the objective of increasing highway productivity, has been to reform Interstate vehicle weight limits for six-axle trucks. This topic again came to light last week, with Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis..) introducing the Safe, Flexible, and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act.
Posted on 09/15 at 12:46 PM
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Commerce reported that August retail sales at $447.7 billion were up 0.2 percent compared to July, and NRF reported that August retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.2 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis compared to July.
Posted on 09/15 at 10:16 AM
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After heading up for the first time in 14 weeks last week, the average price per gallon for diesel gasoline went back to its more familiar pattern of declines, falling 1.7 cents to $2.517 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.
Posted on 09/15 at 09:27 AM
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Monday, September 14, 2015

With the approach of Peak Season, California’s third largest container port reports increased import volumes.
Posted on 09/14 at 12:20 PM
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As one might expect, The Third Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit staged by the USC Marshal School of Business last week placed a major focus on Southern California ports.
Posted on 09/14 at 10:46 AM

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