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By Bob Trebilcock · May 19, 2014
Injecting the “cool factor” into the supply chain
By Patrick Burnson · May 18, 2014
Transpacific container lines continue to experience a surge in eastbound bookings that began in January and is expected to continue into the second half of 2014
By John D. Schulz · May 16, 2014
Washington has a problem. It needs to produce a fully funded, multi-year surface transportation bill, and find a way to pay for it in an election year, before the end of September.
By John D. Schulz · May 16, 2014
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is in the final step of issuing contentious, labor friendly regulations that would create sweeping changes to the way the union organizing elections are held.
By Jeff Berman · May 16, 2014
Not long after the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) this week rolled out its version for new federal transportation authorization, entitled the MAP-21 Reauthorization Act (S. 2322), the bill received the blessing of the EPW committee with an unanimous vote yesterday.
By LM Staff · May 16, 2014
Carloads—at 296,813—were up 5.6 percent, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 7.7 percent at 267,283.
By LM Staff · May 15, 2014
Water has for too long been left out of the national conversation around infrastructure, to the point where it has become the ‘hidden’ infrastructure.
By LM Staff · May 15, 2014
In today’s business environment, companies remain “cautiously optimistic,” observes Ted Fernandez, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Hackett Group
By Patrick Burnson · May 15, 2014
Beyond just export and freight forwarding services, third-party logistics providers (3PLs) in China are now offering pick-and-pack services for direct-to-customer shipments in the U.S. and Europe, observes Rosemary Coates, president of Blue Silk Consulting and author of Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China.
By Jeff Berman · May 15, 2014
When it comes to the financial dire straits of the United States Postal Service, the common refrain goes something like this: another quarter, another loss.
By Patrick Burnson · May 15, 2014
Too often, water infrastructure gets left out of the national conversation – which is exactly why the Value of Water Coalition released a research paper on that very topic.
By Jeff Berman · May 15, 2014
Spot market activity appears to be returning to a more seasonal pattern after a difficult winter, according to data issued this week by Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider.
By LM Staff · May 14, 2014
The March Freight TSI at 116.7 is 23.2 percent ahead of April 2009 low point of the recession and 0.8 percent below the all-time high of 117.7 recorded in November 2013, with freight shipments hitting their third-highest level ever.
By Jeff Berman · May 14, 2014
Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, said this week it has acquired the assets of One Stop Logistics Inc., a Watsonville, Ca.-based transportation brokerage.
WHITE PAPER
By Charlie Tanner · May 13, 2014
Trucking networks are complicated matrixes of equipment, driver availability and capacity all layered by service requirements and costs. While carriers may pass on some of these costs to customers, the marketplace will simply not allow double digit growth. The key to controlling carrier costs and shippers' trucking rates is increasing the collaboration between the shipper and carrier.

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