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By Patrick Burnson · October 26, 2015
The National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) will hold its annual conference and freight exhibition from Nov. 16-19 in New Orleans. In addition to the exhibition, the show will feature four educational sessions, led by industry experts.
By Jeff Berman · October 20, 2015
Late last week, the U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx issued a draft National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP), which is open for public comment and comprised of specific policy proposals and solutions to address the growing challenges of moving freight in the U.S.
By Patrick Burnson · October 19, 2015
John McLaurin, president of the San Francisco-based Pacific Merchant Shipping Association tells shippers that complacency is not an option
By Bob Trebilcock · October 14, 2015
You might wonder what a materials handling guy was doing at a planning conference. But with a new certification in transportation, logistics and distribution, APICS is becoming relevant to our industry.
By Jeff Berman · October 13, 2015
There are so many ways to analyze the state of truckload capacity, and on top of that there is, perhaps, no other facet of freight transportation that is so directly impacted by myriad moving parts, whether it be driver availability, rates, demand, weather, the economy, and, of course, federal regulations, among others.
By Patrick Burnson · October 12, 2015
With the sinking of the El Faro last week, and the resulting deaths of its entire crew of 33, the viability of the Jones Act is again being called into question.
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2015
The NRF is calling for 2015 holiday sales to see a 3.7 percent annual gain to $630.5 billion, which comfortably outpaces the ten-year average of 2.5 percent.
By Patrick Burnson · October 7, 2015
More than 20 U.S. port authority officials and their key staff, representing seaports from all four U.S. coasts, will gather on October 8 to meet with Congressional leadership to discuss the upcoming surface transportation bill and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation budget.
By Jeff Berman · October 6, 2015
At a certain point, it seems like the ongoing truck driver shortage cannot get any worse, right? Well, think again, because of myriad reasons we could well be in the very early innings of a game that is, and continues, to be hard to watch. That was made clear in a report issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), entitled “Truck Driver Analysis 2015.”
By Patrick Burnson · October 5, 2015
Just when it appeared that agreement among participants comprising the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would not be reached this year, spokesmen announced that recent discussion rounds in Atlanta produced consensus.
By Jeff Berman · October 2, 2015
While coffee is one of the first things on the minds of many people early in the morning, it was especially prevalent this week, when Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz gave the keynote address at this week’s Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Diego.
By Patrick Burnson · September 29, 2015
Ocean freight rates for cargo moving under contracts on the major East-West routes have seen a sharp reduction since the beginning of the year
By Patrick Burnson · September 28, 2015
Driven by the expansion of international trade and major new trade agreements, the worldwide market for Global Trade Management (GTM) will continue its strong growth over the forecast period, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.
By Patrick Burnson · September 23, 2015
The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index saw a fourth consecutive month of decline in September.
By Patrick Burnson · September 22, 2015
Ever-evolving logistics management business models have driven significant change in the Domestic Transportation Management (DTM)/Freight Brokerage landscape

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