Monday, July 25, 2011
With the recent news of rate increases being implemented by large less-than-truckload companies come various reasons behind these increases. At the top of the list for many carriers are equipment expenses and the costs related to hiring and training drivers. LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently had the opportunity to chat with A. Duie Pyle President of Steve O’Kane about these factors.
Less than a month after reports indicated that Deutsche Bahn was considering shuttering its United States-based DB Schenker Logistics, a third-party logistics, trucking, and airfreight services provider, Schenker Inc. said late last week it is making significant changes to its North American business model.
Friday, July 22, 2011
A new white paper from global real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle points to the increasing importance of inland ports as a critical link in the global supply chain.
Green initiatives are finally taking hold in the final frontier of today’s supply chain: the warehouse.
There is new optimism, fresh capital and a familiar face at the wheel of financially ailing LTL giant YRC Worldwide as it hopes to end a five-year slump in which it has lost in excess of $2.6 billion, and tries to shed its infamous title of biggest money-loser in the history of trucking.
Rail traffic was mixed for the week ending July 16, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
FTR Associates reported that while business conditions remain largely uncertain, things are improving for shippers.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The ongoing drama at the Port of Long Beach took another turn this week when a federal judge ruled that the port made a crucial mistake three years ago by modifying its clean trucks program as part of a settlement with the American Trucking Associations
Regarding Matson and its suite of services offered by the three entities – Matson Integrated Logistics, Matson Global and Matson America – the single brand will differentiate its
full range of services.
Following a proposed multi-year transportation reauthorization by the Republican Leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works has unveiled an outline for its take on new legislation.