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Friday, May 22, 2015
U.S. carloads were down 10 percent annually at 269,092, and intermodal volume saw a 4.9 percent annual gain to 280,107 containers and trailers.
Posted on 05/22 at 09:03 AM
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Various media outlets reported this week that UPS will pay $25 million to settle allegations that it filed false claims to the federal government over guarantees it made related to delivery of Next Day air overnight packages.
Posted on 05/21 at 12:36 PM
While the dust continues to settle at West Coast ports after a nine-month labor dispute that saw the two main parties involved–the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union–reach a tentative labor agreement on February 22, the PMA said yesterday that its members voted to ratify a new contract with the ILWU.
Posted on 05/21 at 10:14 AM
West Coast Ports •
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The United States House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation, entitled H.R. 2353, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, by a 387-35 margin that extends current law and authorizes surface transportation programs through the end of July.
Posted on 05/20 at 01:59 PM
As the supply chains of high-tech shippers continue to mature and innovate, coupled with rapid growth, it is not a huge surprise to see them further leverage current strategies and lay the groundwork for newer ones, when it comes to further expanding their manufacturing supply chain capabilities. That was a key theme in the fifth Annual UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain (CITC) survey that was rolled out today.
In the fast-paced world of e-commerce, timing is everything, more specifically timely delivery is. And there are few places that come to light more than in the context of last-mile delivery, which continues to be driven by mobile and online shopping, with consumers expecting tight delivery times whether it be same-day or 1-2 hours in some cases. And while the delivery-related aspects of last-mile delivery has received a ton of attention, an offshoot of that posited by JLL is if retailers’ real estate, regardless of size, is a pro or a con in last mile processes.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The current state of truck tonnage appears to be on a rocky road, based on data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
Posted on 05/19 at 11:49 AM
Truck Tonnage •
This represents the first time the average weekly price has topped the $2.90 per gallon mark since hitting $2.917 per gallon the week of March 16.
Posted on 05/19 at 11:12 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, May 18, 2015
Total POLA volumes in April were down 6.1 percent compared to April 2014 at 662,973 TEU, and April volumes at POLB moved up 7.9 percent annually at 614,860, which marked its highest cargo activity for the month of April going back to 2006.
Posted on 05/18 at 01:57 PM
Spot market freight volumes for the month of April remained firmly on a typical seasonal trajectory, according to data issued by DAT.
Posted on 05/18 at 09:12 AM
Spot Market •