Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) reported today that non-manufacturing activity in February hit its highest level in a year, with non-manufacturing activity growing for the 38th consecutive month.
Following meetings last week in Kansas City between ABF representatives and the Teamsters national negotiating committee, the Teamsters said that some progress has been made in that ABF has withdrawn its initial proposal and agreed to work from the existing agreement, as well as reaching tentative agreements on what it called various non-controversial items.
Posted on 03/05 at 03:01 PM
ABF Freight •
On the heels of six consecutive weekly increases, diesel prices saw a decline for the week of March 4, according to data released by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 03/05 at 02:49 PM
Diesel Prices •
Vitran officials said the purchase price for SCO is $97 million in cash, adding that it has used a portion of the cash to fully reduce its debt under its senior revolving credit facility.
Posted on 03/05 at 02:48 PM
Vitran Corporation •
Monday, March 04, 2013
Master of Science in Supply Chain Management and Engineering (MS-SCME) is now available online through the W. P. Carey School of Business Arizona State University
Posted on 03/04 at 07:22 PM
Supply Chain •
Air cargo transportation services provider Forward Air Inc. said today it has acquired Grand Haven, Michigan-based Total Quality Inc. (TCI), a provider of maximum security and temperature-controlled services for pharmaceutical and life sciences shippers.
Posted on 03/04 at 02:43 PM
Air Freight •
Senators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ)last week introduced a bill—The American Infrastructure Investment Fund Act of 2013—that they said would leverage federal investment to rebuild and expand transportation infrastructure and create American jobs.
Posted on 03/04 at 02:41 PM
Friday, March 01, 2013
Our annual survey finds the industry steadying for a new, slower pace of growth following the release of pent-up demand after the downturn. Yet even as planned spending inside the four walls drops off, facility activity is the highest since 2007—signaling that “doing more with less” has stuck.
Truckload carriers are increasing their fleet capacity to provide more dedicated truck options to solve complex shipper operations and eliminate volatility—and everybody seems to be happy.
Our technology correspondent examines the current state of the warehouse management systems (WMS) market, explores key trends driving the industry, and highlights the new, smarter capabilities that are just around the corner for both vendors and users.