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By Patrick Burnson · June 17, 2014
Port productivity (or lack thereof) is becoming a key issue in the current negotiations for a new labor contract covering nearly 20,000 dockworkers.
By John Schulz · June 17, 2014
Following the lead of its chief competitor, FedEx, Atlanta-based transportation and logistics bellwether UPS today said that effective December 29, it will also adopt dimensional pricing in the United States. Company officials said that dimensional weight will be used to calculate the billable weight of a shipment on all UPS Ground services and UPS Standard to Canada packages.
By John D. Schulz · June 17, 2014
The highly anticipated 2013 "State of Logistics" report, compiled by analyst Rosalyn Wilson and presented by Penske and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), describes last year’s logistics environment as uneven. After a slow start to 2013, mid-year shipments were strong before a very deep dive at the end of the year with not much movement in freight rates across the modes.
By LM Staff · June 17, 2014
At $3.882 per gallon, diesel dropped 1 cent from last week. Diesel prices have dipped in 12 of the last 14 weeks since hitting the 2014 year-to-date high of $4.021 reached during the week of March 10.
By Patrick Burnson · June 16, 2014
“Powerful global and national trends that are out of your (and our) control are beginning to determine how much import and export cargo will flow through West Coast ports,” says AgTC.
By Jeff Berman · June 16, 2014
DAT reported that May marks the 11th straight month to see an annual record high for spot market freight volume, with its DAT Freight Index in May seeing a 40 percent annual increase.
By Jeff Berman · June 16, 2014
As the first half of 2014 is nearly complete, the less-than-truckload (LTL) sector appears to have a fair amount of positives working in its favor, including better-than-expected volumes and decent pricing, among others.
By Jeff Berman · June 16, 2014
Global third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Yusen Logistics recently announced it has expanded its U.S.-Mexico cross-border services in an effort to address what it described as a growing need for reliable logistics services to and from Mexico.
By Mike Regan · June 13, 2014
Today, transportation and logistics professionals are being forced to deal with the “Shipper Paradox.” That’s what happens when your senior executives expect you to deliver transportation cost savings, but your carriers are demanding higher rates. Adding fuel to the fire is a transportation environment where capacity is tight and getting tighter, and your job instantly becomes even more difficult.
By LM Staff · June 13, 2014
Carloads for the week ending June 7 were up 5.3 percent at 292,924, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 6.8 percent at 269,823.
By Patrick Burnson · June 12, 2014
2014 UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper Study, contains a few surprises, says the company's retail director, Bala Ganesh.
By Jeff Berman · June 12, 2014
Earlier this week, Westampton, New Jersey-based New Century Transportation, a provider of trucking and warehousing services shuttered operations, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation.
By Jeff Berman · June 12, 2014
Commerce reported that May retail sales at $437.6 billion were up 0.3 percent over April and up 4.3 percent compared to May 2013, and total retail sales from March through May are up 4.3 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · June 12, 2014
As summer is officially here, with it comes a clean slate of (hopefully) good weather and fun stuff to do, with a little work mixed in, of course. That said, I thought it also seemed like a good time to re-post LM’s PR refresher, which is basically a handy (and mostly friendly) primer for PR professionals looking to foster good relationships with editors.
By LM Staff · June 12, 2014
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.4 percent from March to April (the most recent month for which data is available).

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