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By Patrick Burnson · November 1, 2013
While port management is mindful of wildcat actions slowing commerce at its gateways, a new strategy may mitigate that risk.
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By John D. Schulz · November 1, 2013
LTL executives are looking to drive relentless cost increases out of their operations—and they’re telling shippers to prepare for rate increases in the 3 percent to 5 percent range. Here’s why rates are rising and what shippers should expect in 2014.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2013
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, increased 0.2 percent to 56.4 in October and stands as the new high for the PMI in 2013.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2013
Total intermodal container and trailer movements in the third quarter were up a cumulative 4.7 percent at 4,010,582. As has been the case for several quarters running, domestic containers showed the highest growth rate, increasing 9.4 percent annually to 1,557,084. This was ahead of the second quarter’s 9.0 percent annual increase and shy of the first quarter’s 10.2 percent gain.
By Michael Levans · November 1, 2013
Every November we step inside the warehouse and distribution center (DC) facilities of Logistics Management readers to get a better look at how the activities and processes inside the four walls are affecting their overall logistics and supply chain operations.
By LM Staff · November 1, 2013
Carload volume—at 297,455—was up 3.6 percent to the same week last year, and intermodal—at 261,231 trailers and containers—was up 3.2 percent.
By Peter Moore · November 1, 2013
Many of us think in terms of three dimensions, but I believe we need to broaden our horizons.
By Mark Pearson · November 1, 2013
Innovation isn’t the only path to prosperity. However, a growing number of companies have come to think that innovation’s risks outweigh its benefits. Thus they’ve opted to retain their “safe” business models and also focus more on product line extensions than real breakthroughs.
By LM Staff · October 31, 2013
The potential of these developing countries remains strong and still influences business strategies.
By John D. Schulz · October 31, 2013
ABF Freight System, the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier, has finalized a five-year deal with the Teamsters union that is projected to save the nation’s sixth-largest LTL carrier between $55 and $65 million annually.
By Jeff Berman · October 31, 2013
Bipartisan legislation introduced by a trio of Congressmen—Reps. Richard Hanna (D-NY), Tom Rice (R-SC) and Michael Michaud (D-Maine) aims to halt the 34-hour restart provision on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s motor carrier hours-of-service (HOS) rules that took effect in July.
By Jeff Berman · October 31, 2013
Cardinal Health executive says that this strategic alliance is simply the next phase of the relationship between the two companies, adding that with both companies already established experts in their own fields, they believe they can focus on their own strengths to continue to improve and expand services.
By LM Staff · October 30, 2013
The International Warehouse Logistics Association President & CEO Joel D. Anderson spoke on “pesky regulations” at the recently-concluded Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals Annual Conference in Denver.
By LM Staff · October 30, 2013
Teamsters employees at ABF Freight System covered by the Central Region Local Cartage supplement to the ABF National Master Freight Agreement (NMFA), the sixth-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier in the country, told ABF on October 29 that they have voted to reject a strike authorization.
By John Schulz · October 30, 2013
Freight interests are applauding a long-awaited report by an influential House committee panel that calls for a major push to modernize freight infrastructure in this country, even though it fell short on calling for specific ways to pay for it.

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