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By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2016
Even with an increase over May, the outlook for the trucking sector remains challenging, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR.
By LM Staff · August 9, 2016
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped for the sixth straight week, falling 3.2 cents to $2.316 per gallon.
By Jeff Berman · August 8, 2016
While many manufacturing and supply chain stakeholders swear by Lean and Six Sigma methods to address the many complexities of modern industrial manufacturing, research issued today by UPS indicates that may not be the best approach to success.
By Patrick Burnson · August 8, 2016
One area of risk that may not be easily recognized is supply chain staffing and background checks.
By Patrick Burnson · August 8, 2016
The official launch of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has created a $2.6 trillion market with a population of more than 622 million – and although implementation will be a long process – it represents an important milestone, say analysts with A.T. Kearney in a recent report.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2016
Once again, the numbers in the American Trucking Associations’ (ATA) annual American Trucking Trends publication continue to show strength, even at a time like the present, when strength could in some ways be viewed in short supply, given the myriad challenges the sector finds itself up against.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2016
Total intermodal volume movements—at 4,271,162—were down 6.1 percent annually and failed to keep up the momentum from the first quarter of 2016, which looked good by comparison with a 2.0 percent annual gain.
By Jeff Berman · August 5, 2016
July carloads fell 8.8 percent, or 99,530 carloads, to 1,025,367, compared to July 2015, and intermodal containers and trailers in June were off 6.9 percent, or 74,482 units, to 1,002,401.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2016
Adjusted EBITDA for XPO at $354.9 million was up from $79.7 million a year ago, which was a company record. And along with posting its first-ever quarterly profit the company also set new records with $261 million in cash flow from operations and $170 million of free cash flow.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2016
Funding issued for freight and goods movement efforts does not come close to what is needed.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2016
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—was 55.5 in July.
By Patrick Burnson · August 3, 2016
This is the first of a three part feature current solutions and strategies addressing supply chain vulnerability.
By Peter Moore · August 3, 2016
Ship owners are investing in optimization, but now the shipper has a role to play in helping an operator innovate by adjusting their own operations and aligning to be a desirable partner.
By Patrick Burnson · August 3, 2016
As carrier consolidation and reconfigured deployment schedules become old news, contrarian views suggest that some unexpected consequences may be on the horizon for logistics managers. A prominent shipper, retail analyst, and international trade specialist advise a measured approach for the future. Ocean freight news, State of Ocean Freight 2016, Ocean Freight News, Ocean Cargo Update 2016
By John D. Schulz · August 3, 2016
Shippers are benefiting from temporary excess capacity in the truckload market, but analysts say this condition is temporary. The driver situation, increasing regulations, and inventory sell-offs all point to a tighter capacity situation in 2017 and beyond. State of Transportation 2016, Trucking update news

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