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By Jeff Berman · July 24, 2014
With an eye on making transportation of crude oil by rail (CBR) and ethanol safer following various tragic accidents over the last year, the United States Department of Transportation yesterday released details regarding its rulemaking proposal designed to improve how large quantities of flammable materials by rail can be moved in a safer manner.
By Jeff Berman · July 23, 2014
Getting items ordered online to your home on a same-day basis is as important or relevant as it needs to be, and it depends on things like the type of products being ordered and its relative urgency as well. This was put into better perspective for me during a recent conversation I had with Dr. Victor Allis, CEO of Quintiq, a supply chain vendor specializing in a single optimization and planning platform.
By LM Staff · July 23, 2014
Diesel prices dropped for the third straight week, with the average price per gallon seeing a 2.5 percent decline to $3.869 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
By Jeff Berman · July 23, 2014
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in June dropped 0.8 percent on the heels of a revised 0.9 percent (from 1.0 percent) increase in May and was up 2.3 percent annually.
By John D. Schulz · July 22, 2014
Even as Congress was putting the finishing touches on a 10-month short-term funding extension to the federal aid highway bill that temporarily averts a funding crisis, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was ripping the measure as a short-term “gimmick” that once again fails to adequately fund U.S. infrastructure needs in the long run.
By Jeff Berman · July 22, 2014
ISI is comprised of Integrated Services, ISI Logistics and ISI Logistics South and is focused on the warehousing and transportation needs of automotive shippers. RRTS said that in 2013, Integrated Services generated revenues of approximately $21 million adding that Integrated Services is expected to be accretive to Roadrunner’s earnings in 2014.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 22, 2014
The market for supply chain management software continues to expand, highlighting the importance of software in today’s supply chains.
By Patrick Burnson · July 22, 2014
Over the past five years emerging markets have maintained their “growth dynamic,” observes John Manners-Bell, CEO, of the London-based think tank Transport Intelligence (Ti).
By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2014
Amid the talk and coverage about things negatively impacting the trucking industry like increasing regulations, tight capacity, and equipment-related issues and challenges, there is one thing to always remember about the sector: it moves a lot of freight, make that more than a lot, actually.
By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2014
In an effort to increase territorial coverage, improve transit time, and augment service quality in Brazil, UPS recently announced it has made significant service expansions with the opening of nine new operating facilities in the state of São Paulo.
By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2014
Even with potential labor gridlock on the horizon, the findings of a Logistics Management reader survey found that there is increased optimism towards a 2014 Peak Season.
By Patrick Burnson · July 18, 2014
The good news is that while there is no contract extension in place, both parties have pledged to keep cargo moving.
By Josh Bond · July 18, 2014
Consumer preferences suggest businesses should reconsider chasing the Amazon model.
By Charlie Tanner · July 18, 2014
Download your complimentary special report, Creating a Shared Infrastructure for Product Distribution, which we hope will open minds to the power of collaborative distribution and lead your logistics operations to a more efficient future.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2014
President Obama said he will sign a Presidential Memorandum to establish the Build America Investment Initiative, which the White House said will increase infrastructure investment and economic growth by engaging with state and local governments and private sector investors to encourage collaboration, expand the market for public-private partnerships (PPP) and leverage private capital’s potential to work in tandem with government funding.

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