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Friday, May 15, 2015
The trucking industry would like to see greater use of longer combination vehicles, specifically 33-foot twin trailers instead of the currently legal 28-foot “pups” that dot the major interstates right now.
Posted on 05/15 at 10:07 AM
The SCM and procurement software market experienced solid growth through sustained application demand, as supply chain remains a key source of competitive advantage in driving business growth objectives, such as improved customer satisfaction, greater business agility and operational improvements.
Posted on 05/15 at 02:17 AM
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) headed up 1.7 percent from February to March, following a 1.7 percent decline from January to February.
Posted on 05/15 at 02:04 AM
U.S. carloads were down 7.9 percent compared to the same week last year at 273,433, and intermodal volume was up 3.8 percent annually at 277,601 containers and trailers.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Retail bellwether Walmart is getting ready to roll out an unlimited shipping service for online shoppers this summer, which will be priced lower than Amazon’s “Prime” service, which sells for $99 per year.
Posted on 05/14 at 11:52 AM
A year ago at this time, truckload capacity was viewed by most people as the tightest it has ever been, or something close to that anyhow. There was an incredibly difficult winter to contend with, which was the case again again this year, and the driver shortage was rearing its ugly head, too, much like it still is now.
Posted on 05/14 at 10:29 AM
UPS and FedEx have changed they way they charge our customers to ship their orders. That's creating an opportunity for our industry to play a role in reducing packaging and shipping costs.
Posted on 05/14 at 08:22 AM
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015
While maritime industry analysts are questioning the sustainability of global mega-vessel operations, it is now clear that Pacific Rim ports will be asked to accommodate them in the near future.
SEKO said New York-based private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, which has more than $2 billion of committed capital in companies in the global transportation industry, including logistics, distribution, and, freight, among others, will serve as its private equity growth partner.
Earlier this week, UPS opened up a healthcare-dedicated air freight forwarding facility at Amsterdam Schipol, Netherlands, which it said serves as an expansion of its European-based temperature-controlled supply chain capabilities.
Posted on 05/13 at 10:32 AM