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By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2013
As of this morning, @LogisticsMgmtMag has 14,814 followers and has posted 3,996 Tweets. Not too shabby considering that when we started doing this we were very unclear on how we would use Twitter and how we would grow it.
By Patrick Burnson · October 10, 2013
According to analysts with Drewry Maritime Resarch, ocean cargo container lines are still being squeezed out of providing “home-grown” integrated logistics services. This is evidenced by Maersk’s news last month that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its U.S. trucking subsidiary Bridge Terminal Transport, analysts add.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2013
At the recent FTR Transportation Conference in Indianapolis, there were widespread views regarding market factors germane to capacity expansion.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2013
Natural gas utilization continues to be a major action item for transportation and logistics bellwether UPS, with the company announcing this week that it will invest roughly $50 million to build another nine liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2013
Following its mid-August announcement saying that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Four Soft, a developer and marketer of logistics solutions for logistics services providers, manufacturers, and retailers, multimodal transportation software provider Kewill said this week that the deal is now officially completed.
By Patrick Burnson · October 8, 2013
While the National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that imports have not been curtailed by the federal government shutdown, the story for U.S. exporters appears to be another matter
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2013
Toronto-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and transportation services provider Vitran Corporation Inc. said today it has completed the sale of its United States-based less-than-truckload business, which was initially announced in late September.
By LM Staff · October 8, 2013
With a 2.2 cent decrease, the average price per gallon is now $3.897, said EIA. This comes on the heels of 3 cent, 2.5 cent, and 0.7 cent declines, bringing the cumulative decrease over the last four weeks to 8.4 cents.
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2013
A moderate economic recovery and a United States federal government shutdown do not appear to be enough to prevent holiday season-related import activity from posting an annual gain, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 8, 2013
MHI unveiled the first draft of the Material Handling & Logistics U.S. Roadmap at its annual meeting in Orlando last week.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2013
In the second quarter edition of its Trucking Activity Report, the ATA said that the annualized turnover rate at large truckload fleets is now at 99 percent, up two percent from the first quarter. This marks the highest point for driver turnover at large truckload fleets since the third quarter of 2012 and is slightly ahead of 2012’s annual rate of 98 percent.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2013
Even with gains occurring for both freight shipments and expenditures annually and sequentially in the month of September, the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index report released today indicated that does not necessarily translate into true economic growth.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2013
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS recently rolled out new shipment service levels for its Temperature True Portfolio, which is comprised of various services focused on protecting temperature-sensitive healthcare products, which includes quality assurance support and 24/7 control tower monitoring.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2013
Con-way Freight, the LTL subsidiary of transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc., recently announced it will be making a major expansion into central Texas, saying it will build a $3.7 million 48-door, 18,870 square-foot service center in Robinson, Texas.
By Patrick Burnson · October 7, 2013
Both major Southern California ocean cargo gateways are now searching for new executive directors.

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