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By Jeff Berman · March 10, 2014
Coming off of February, which is typically the slowest month of the year, the report expects to be March much better, with retailers starting to stock up for spring and summer.
By Jeff Berman · March 10, 2014
The House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) breathed a collective sigh of relief last week, following the European Union’s (EU) reported agreement to reverse its plan to impose a carbon tax on non-EU carriers operating long haul flights in and out of Europe.
By Jeff Berman · March 7, 2014
Freight market conditions for February showed a bit of an upswing in the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems Inc.
By Jeff Berman · March 7, 2014
Continuing its focus on sustainability and fuel efficiency, UPS announced this week that it intends to make a $70 million investment to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks, as well as install fueling stations at 50 of its locations.
By LM Staff · March 7, 2014
Carloads—at 1,100,858—were down 1.1 percent annually. Intermodal—at 993,807 trailers and containers—was up 1.1 percent compared to February 2013 and marks the 51st consecutive annual monthly increase for intermodal volume, according to the AAR.
By Jeff Berman · March 7, 2014
Following the lead of FedEx Freight, who announced a general rate increase (GRI) earlier this week, ABF Freight System, the nation's sixth-largest LTL carrier, rolled out its own GRI this week, too.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2014
Minimal to modest growth could serve as the theme of the most recent edition of the North Europe Global Port Tracker report produced by maritime consultancy Hackett Associates and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2014
A supply chain expert says that a rule due next year focused on developing new fuel economy standards for heavy-duty trucks has tremendous potential for shippers and their supply chains in that it brings huge opportunities to cut emissions and reduce fuel consumption, as well as an overall benefit for the economy by reducing petroleum spend.
By Jeff Berman · March 6, 2014
The requested budget includes $90.9 billion for the United States Department of Transportation, which was soundly endorsed by DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx, whom said that the requested funds will lay a new foundation for economic growth and competitiveness by addressing the nation’s growing infrastructure deficit, making investments into the national infrastructure network, and increasing safety and efficiency.
By LM Staff · March 5, 2014
A majority (57%) of surveyed Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) said short-term cost reduction is a higher priority than long-term growth in 2014, according to a new survey by Consero Group, an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives.
By Jeff Berman · March 5, 2014
Even with some slippage for key metrics, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today the non-manufacturing activity in February remained on a growth path for the 49th consecutive month in its February Non-Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
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By Charlie Tanner · March 5, 2014
It's easy to underestimate how much time is spent walking back and forth to fixed printers, computers, scales and other equipment. But it's a costly practice. By eliminating just 6 minutes of walking per hour, thousands of dollars can be saved over the course of a year. Converting a stationary workplace to a mobile powered workstation is the easiest, most economical way to increase productivity and start saving time and money immediately.
By Mike Regan · March 5, 2014
At the recent 2014 Stifel Transportation and Logistics Conference, and the Food Shippers Annual Transportation Conference, I had some great discussions with industry experts. They highlighted three reasons carrier rates will rise in 2014.
By Patrick Burnson · March 4, 2014
The challenge for business leaders is in finding the best supply chain talent, says, Mike Burnette, Associate Director at The Global Supply Chain Institute University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Business Administration.
By Patrick Burnson · March 4, 2014
When the Air Freight Forwarder’s Association (AfA) stages its annual conference next month, the focus will be “closing the deal.”

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