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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Before developing its web-based carrier rating tool, this niche vendor of outdoor furniture was spending 17 percent of its sales on transportation. This year, those costs are going to be about 5 percent of sales—a turnaround that earned the company our 2011 Best Practices Award.
Posted on 06/01 at 11:37 AM
FeaturesTruckingJune 2011TransportationLTLLess-Than-TruckloadPermalink


According to our latest ERP usage study, adoption rates and interest are both high. But just how far have logistics professionals gone in putting their ERP to work to solve today’s logistics and supply chain challenges?

Although the fluctuation of jet fuel surcharges and the supply/demand balance of air cargo capacity are elements that air shippers can’t control, there are several steps they can take to better manage the related, volatile costs.
Posted on 06/01 at 11:23 AM
FeaturesAir CargoJune 2011TransportationPermalink


Tired of throwing good money after bad, fleet managers are turning to training, technology, and dealer support to better understand when to replace, repair, or retire.
Posted on 06/01 at 11:12 AM
FeaturesWarehouse and DCJune 2011Fork LiftsLift TrucksWarehouse & DCPermalink


Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Services (RRTS) said this week it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of Wichita, Kansas-based truckload services provider Bruenger Trucking Company. The sale price, according to Roadrunner officials, was roughly $10.6 million, coupled with an earn-out capped at $3 million.
Posted on 06/01 at 10:27 AM
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Our esteemed panel of transportation analysts offer shippers, carriers, and private-fleet operators the ultimate field guide for understanding and managing the complexities surrounding the implementation of CSA 2010, the biggest regulatory change to hit trucking since deregulation.
Posted on 06/01 at 10:15 AM
Special ReportsTruckingKronosCSACSA 2010Permalink


One week after its single largest weekly drop—of 6.4 cents—in a year, diesel prices headed south for the fourth consecutive week, falling another 4.9 cents to $3.948 per gallon, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 06/01 at 09:03 AM
NewsTruckingSupply Chain ManagementTransportationEIADiesel PricesPermalink


Less than three months after acquiring World Warehouse and Distribution, Cherry Hill, New Jersey-based NFI, an asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider said this week it has brought Maersk subsidiary the Gilbert Company into the fold.
Posted on 06/01 at 06:22 AM
News3PLSupply ChainLogisticsMerger and AcquisitionPermalink


According to all reports, the third-party logistics industry is surging again, but experts agree that growth will reach a plateau in the coming years due to a number of looming economic uncertainties. Here’s an overview of how the market is currently shaping up.
Posted on 06/01 at 12:51 AM
Features3PLThird Party LogisticsJune 2011Permalink


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that it will not meet its initial goal of publishing a new hours-of-service (HOS) rule—based on changes to the rule it proposed late last year—by its initial deadline of July 26. The primary reason for the delay of the final HOS rule, which has now been pushed back to October 28, is because of four studies issued by FMCSA introduced during the HOS rule comment period that focus on the relationship between fatigue and driver safety.
Posted on 05/31 at 01:06 PM
NewsTruckingSupply Chain ManagementFMCSAHOSRegulationsPermalink



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