Wednesday, February 10, 2016
As the pull of shopping online via mobile devices becomes ever more prevalent, recent research from transportation and logistics bellwether UPS shows that as more consumers shop online, they also bring with them specific preferences and guidelines, too.
Posted on 02/10 at 11:48 AM
In an 8-K filing with the Securities Exchange Commission this week, third-party logistics and freight transportation services provider XPO Logistics said it plans to retain the truckload business it acquired through its $3 billion October 2015 acquisition of freight transportation and logistics services provider Con-way Inc.
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
In this webcast we'll explore how successful companies use strategies such as cross-client load consolidation, zone skipping, pooling, etc. to minimize freight cost. You’ll hear how transportation optimization is used to generate cost savings and where the ROI comes from.
Even with expected import cargo volume declines in the coming months, the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects volumes to be up for the first half of 2016.
Posted on 02/09 at 02:45 PM
Port Tracker •
USPS pointed to ongoing growth in its Shipping and Package Group, whose primary offerings are comprised of Priority Mail, Express Mail, Parcel Select and Parcel Return services, as the key driver for the quarterly revenue gains.
Posted on 02/09 at 12:11 PM
With a 2.3 cent decline to $2.008 per gallon, this week’s price stands as the lowest national average going back to the week of March 16, 2009, when it checked in at $2.017.
Posted on 02/09 at 10:07 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, February 08, 2016
A recent Wall Street Journal report stated that third-party logistics and freight transportation services provider XPO Logistics shut down seven freight terminals that were part of the Con-way Inc. less-than-truckload (LTL) network, Con-way Freight. Con-way was acquired by XPO for $3 billion last year.
Posted on 02/08 at 11:57 AM
XPO Logistics •
Many transportation/logistic organizations are applying a new wave of robotic process automation (RPA), a “no coding” approach that integrates and automates data-driven activities.
Logistics Management Group News Editor recently caught up with Frank Guenzerodt, president and CEO of Dachser USA, the American arm of global 3PL Dachser, about the company's ongoing expansion efforts into the U.S.
Posted on 02/08 at 11:11 AM
Dachser USA •
Friday, February 05, 2016
In an effort to help buyers of freight transportation and logistics services to better understand the required best practices in order to be a shipper of choice for their carrier partners, non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said this week it has rolled out a Preferred Shipper Checklist.