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By Jeff Berman · January 23, 2014
The market environment for shippers was largely negative in November, even while improving for the third straight month, according to the most recent edition of the Shipper Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR.
By Jeff Berman · January 23, 2014
Company officials said this new service enables LTL carriers publish real-time, dynamically-priced rates to––and work directly with––small to midsize shippers posting freight to the uShip freight marketplace, which, in turn, helps LTL carriers optimize their highest yield profit segment.
By Jeff Berman · January 23, 2014
Company officials said this impressive gain was the result of atypical season patterns, noting that freight levels usually peak in the second quarter and subsequently tail off the rest of the year, whereas in 2013 the market stayed firm throughout the year.
By Jeff Berman · January 22, 2014
With the economy continuing to show modest signs of progress, truck tonnage volumes ended 2013 on a positive note, according to data issued today by the American Trucking Associations (ATA).
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By Charlie Tanner · January 22, 2014
If you are planning to implement a new ERP solution, read this easy to consume report that highlights the key steps that will help you avoid failure. Columbus has built up a wealth of ERP experience through over 6000 implementations and over 5000 daily hours of ERP consultancy. This report takes all of this knowledge and distills it into seven clear steps followed by a checklist of best practices that will help you to optimize your ERP deployment.
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By Charlie Tanner · January 22, 2014
We asked organizations from around the world, what advice they would give their peers on eliminating redundant tasks through automation using Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Find out what they said.
By LM Staff · January 22, 2014
The average price per gallon of diesel fell 1.3 cents to $3.873 per gallon, following last week’s 2.4 cent decline.
By LM Staff · January 22, 2014
Following a tentative agreement announced late last week between less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider YRC Worldwide and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters on an extension of the collective bargaining agreement of YRC’s 26,000 Teamsters employees to March 2019, details of the agreement emerged yesterday at a “two-person” meeting of local union officials.
By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2014
When the commercial real estate service Cushman & Wakefield released its year-end national market research data this week, some important regional advantages were outlined in detail.
By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2014
Prime space for warehousing and distribution center development may soon become scarcer, say analysts for the commercial real estate service firm, Cushman & Wakefield.
By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2014
Surplus oil production capacity cushions oil prices from surging demand and unplanned outages or other disruptions in oil production and delivery, notes Derik Andreoli, Ph.D.c., senior analyst at Mercator International LLC.
By Jeff Berman · January 21, 2014
Menlo Worldwide Logistics LLC recently announced it has expanded in Malaysia with the opening of the Shah Alam Section 15 warehouse in the city of Selangor.
By John D. Schulz · January 20, 2014
For YRC Worldwide, it’s onto Plan B in the wake of the stunning rejection of a five-year deal to continue 15 percent wage and benefit cuts by its 26,000 Teamsters workers.
By Jeff Berman · January 17, 2014
Citing a compressed peak season and what it described as an unprecedented level of online shopping that included a surge of last-minute deliveries, UPS reduced its fourth quarter earnings guidance.
By LM Staff · January 17, 2014
Carloads—at 256,849—were down 8.2 percent annually, and intermodal—at 235,987 trailers and containers—was down 6.7 percent.

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