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By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
While revenue numbers have flattened a bit, the Regional LTL category continues to represent some of the most forward-thinking carriers in trucking.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
The truckload (TL) business is volatile by nature.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
Despite an uneven economy and an atmosphere of political uncertainly that has put several freight transportation modes on shaky ground, shippers continue to find that rail and intermodal service providers are chugging forward, improving service, and creating value despite the well-publicized challenges.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
As executive Editor Patrick Burnson documents in this month’s Special Report, the business dynamics of ocean shipping continue to change for carriers as global supply chain practices become more strategic—putting pressure on those shippers looking to coordinate more modes in new regions around the world.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
U.S. ports are planning and investing in a balanced portfolio of services to prepare for continued volume growth.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
While every carrier and service provider measured in the Quest for Quality is under pressure from shippers to expand and diversify their offerings while maintaining world-class service, no sector is feeling it as much as third party logistics providers (3PL).
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013
As Logistics Management has been reporting, the global outlook for the airline industry in terms of profit and revenue has recently brightened—just a little—according to reports form the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2013
Logistics managers and non-vessel operators expect that, as ocean carriers’ cash flow gets tighter, the charter market will increasingly be used for newer, fuel-efficient vessels. The payoff for shippers will be sustainable service.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2013
Manufacturing activity in July continued its solid turnaround since dropping to its lowest levels since June 2009 in May, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2013
LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. President and CEO Mark DiBlasi about the company's acquisition strategy and market trends.
By Michael Levans · August 1, 2013
It’s my distinct honor to present the logistics and transportation community with the results of the 30th Annual Quest for Quality Survey. The publication in your hands marks the culmination of a six-month research project conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that’s become known over three decades as the single most important measure of customer satisfaction and service performance excellence available in the logistics and transportation industry.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2013

By Jeff Berman · August 1, 2013
During a speech at the Amazon.com Chattanooga Fulfillment Center this week focused on jobs for the middle class, President Obama called for reforming the country’s corporate tax code and subsequently re-allocating the funds from transitioning from a simpler tax system for significant investment in creating middle-class jobs.
By Peter Moore · August 1, 2013
In the past months, ABF Freight System and UPS Freight announced 5.9 percent general rate increases, effective May 28 and June 10, respectively. Con-way Freight will raise its LTL rates 5.9 percent on June 24. On June 10, FedEx Freight announced a 4.5 percent GRI in non-contract base rates effective July 1, and other large carriers are expected to follow suit over the next several weeks.
By Mark Pearson · August 1, 2013
A lot of global companies are hoping that emerging markets will prop up their bottom lines. They could be disappointed.

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