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By Jeff Berman · January 7, 2014
Company officials said that this investment will help Schneider to deliver what it called “truck-like” intermodal service and also provide consistent access to lightweight, quality chassis when and where shippers need them, which it said has been an ongoing issued in the intermodal sector.
By Jeff Berman · January 6, 2014
The ISM’s index to measure growth—the NMI—dipped only 0.9 percent from November to December, coming in at 53.0. A reading above 50 represents growth. ISM said that economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in December for the 48th consecutive month.
By Jeff Berman · January 6, 2014
XPO Logistics said today it has 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.
By Bob Trebilcock · January 3, 2014
When it comes to e-fulfillment, it's not enough to pick and pack the order. We need to remember that the process isn't complete until the customer gets the order.
By Jeff Berman · January 3, 2014
Following the December announcement that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NLM, the largest provider of Web-based expedited transportation in North America from Jacksonville, Fla.-based Landstar System and Landstar’s A3i, which provides Web-based transportation and supply chain management technology focused on the order-to-cash process, non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said that the transaction has been made official.
By Josh Bond · January 3, 2014
Grant Thornton survey finds U.S. companies will bring production, customer service and IT infrastructure back to the United States.
By LM Staff · January 3, 2014
Carloads—at 230,293—were up 8.1 percent annually, and intermodal—at 172,396 trailers and containers—was up 10.6 percent.
By Jeff Berman · January 2, 2014
Manufacturing output finished 2013 on a strong note, showing positive growth for the seventh straight month, the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) said this week.
By Jeff Berman · January 2, 2014
Less than three weeks after Toronto-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and transportation services provider Vitran Corporation said it had entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by acquired by Manitoulin Transport Inc., a Pembroke, Ontario-based provider of LTL transportation services, Vitran announced earlier this week that the agreement with Manitoulin has been terminated.
By LM Staff · January 2, 2014
The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline jumped 3 cents to $3.903 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
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With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.
By John D. Schulz · January 1, 2014
While truckload shippers can brace for modest rate increases in the 2 percent to 4 percent range in 2014, carrier executives and analysts say that the boost will only offset the consistently rising costs that continue to hamper the sector.
By Bridget McCrea · January 1, 2014
A mature market by supply chain software standards, warehouse management systems (WMS) continue to play a prominent role in the ever-changing shipping and distribution environment—both onshore and overseas. Here are five market drivers that are sure to keep usage on the rise.
By Patrick Burnson · January 1, 2014
New Customs laws and regulations provide both significant challenges and opportunities for U.S. companies. Our experts outline a transactional checklist that will help shippers find their way.
By Sarah · January 1, 2014
In many cases, inventory related costs can rival transportation spend as the largest logistics cost—and often holds the most opportunity for significant improvement once it’s closely examined. Our warehouse/DC insiders give us a refresher on the all too often overlooked practices.

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