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By LM Staff · April 1, 2014
According to a new AlixPartners study, many of the major international players face more distress and even possible bankruptcy.
By Jeff Berman · April 1, 2014
Following its January announcement that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dublin, Ohio-based Pacer International, a freight transportation and logistics services provider and the third largest provider of intermodal services in North America, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said today that the deal has been completed.
By Peter Moore · April 1, 2014
I asked a pilot friend of mine if the large change in the upper level jet stream that we’ve been experiencing on the ground as unusual weather is having an impact on flight times and costs. While he said that the real impact has been on airport operations, he pointed out that there are significant changes in the “business jet stream” that will have an impact on both carriers and shippers.
By Patrick Burnson · March 31, 2014
A recent study by the United Postal Service identified Kansas City as the optimal location for an e-commerce fulfillment facility due to its low costs and central location.
By Jeff Berman · March 31, 2014
A recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP) explained the current state of various motor carrier market fundamentals in terms of volume and rates, to give shippers an up-to-date snapshot on things as the calendar turns to April.
By LM Staff · March 31, 2014
Building a resilient supply chain requires success in four key areas: policy, strategy, information technology and partnerships.
By LM Staff · March 31, 2014
Supply chain managers face a coming shortage of talent. The best should be putting strategies in place now to prepare for the future.
By John Schulz · March 28, 2014
Following its mid-March proposal to mandate usage of electronic logging devices (ELDs) in commercial trucks, which was largely endorsed by large carrier companies and shippers, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking, entitled “Electronic Logging Devices and Hours of Service Supporting Documents” in the Federal Register.
By LM Staff · March 28, 2014
Carloads—at 291,525—were up 4.5 percent annually, and intermodal was up 10.6 percent at 260,713 containers and trailers.
By LM Staff · March 27, 2014
Toronto-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and transportation services provider Vitran Corporation has officially been acquired by TransForce, a provider of transportation and logistics services for $6.50 per share.
By Jeff Berman · March 27, 2014
The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based carrier said earlier this month that effective March 31 a 5.4 percent GRI will take effect.
By Jeff Berman · March 27, 2014
A study recently released by GT Nexus, a provider of cloud-based network services for global trade and supply chain management, in conjunction with Supply Chain Insights makes the case that ERP systems may be coming up short, when it comes to providing supply chain visibility for shippers.
By Jeff Berman · March 27, 2014
It goes without saying that this winter had major impacts, none of which were really good, in terms of supply chain efficiency for the most part. But with the calendar indicating spring has sprung, it seems like a good time to look back at what everyone dealt with and how, hopefully, things get better from a volume and timing perspective for all supply chain stakeholders.
By Jeff Berman · March 26, 2014
The P3 Network vessel-sharing agreement, whose objective is to give ocean carrier heavyweights Maersk, MSC, and CMA CGM the ability to discuss and agree on the size, number and operational characteristics of vessels to be operated on transatlantic and transpacific trade lanes between the U.S. and Asia, North Europe and the Mediterranean, was given the green light by the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) earlier this month.
By Mike Regan · March 26, 2014
At the recent Stifel Transportation and Logistics Conference, I moderated a panel discussion that included representatives from Wal-Mart, Dell, Under Armour and Clorox. One topic they covered that I found especially interesting was that some companies were entertaining the idea of slowing down their supply chain. Why would they do that?

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