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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Since I acquired a second home in Vermont this year, my car has new tires and adjustments have been made to my brakes. Once again, I have become an active traveler on America’s busy interstate system; and what I have observed on these highways reminds me not only about the challenges that logistics professionals have in qualifying and selecting safe carriers, but the direct and indirect breadth of your safety responsibilities and oversight.
Posted on 11/01 at 01:19 PM
ColumnsNovember 2011TruckingTruckloadTransportationLTLTLLess-Than-TruckloadPermalink


The use of dedicated and private truck fleets seams to wax and wane with the economy. I’m referring, of course, to those who are trying to optimize transportation cost through use of dedicated equipment and not those who justify a private fleet primarily as a marketing tool.
Posted on 11/01 at 01:10 PM
ColumnsNovember 2011TransportationPrivate FleetPermalink


In the future, companies’ physical end-to-end supply chains will work in concert with equally comprehensive and far reaching “digital supply networks”—from systems that support initial design and development work, all the way to those that help manage delivery and post-sale service.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Many believe that high or rapidly rising oil prices cause recessions; but in turn, during a recession, industrial production and demand for transportation decline. Consequently, the price for oil and fuel falls, and as it declines, the economy is stimulated.
Posted on 10/01 at 01:42 PM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsGlobal TradeOctober 2011OilPermalink


Friday, July 01, 2011

As we turn the corner towards a lasting recovery, we’re reminded of the columns that we wrote in the recent past signaling the shifts in partnerships between shippers and transportation providers—specifically on the rates and services “dance” and potential capacity tension.
Posted on 07/01 at 08:39 AM
ColumnsTruckingTruckloadJuly 2011TransportationLTLLess-Than-TruckloadPermalink


OPEC failed to revise production quotas, and upon learning of this decision, traders quickly bid the price back up
Posted on 07/01 at 08:32 AM
ColumnsGlobal LogisticsJuly 2011EnergyEmerging MarketsOilPermalink



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