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Thursday, April 03, 2014

As we have written about extensively, having sufficient capital in the HTF is critical as its revenues are allocated for federal highway, transit, and highway safety programs. But as we also know the main funding source for the HTF, the federal gasoline tax, has not increased from its current levels of 23.4 cents for diesel and 18.4 cents per gallon of gasoline since 1994. What’s more, diesel taxes represent about 90 percent of Highway Trust Fund (HTF) net revenues.
Posted on 04/03 at 09:07 AM
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During this webcast our panel takes a deep look at the findings of our annual Warehouse/DC Equipment and Technology Survey and finds a growing interest in automation and software as workforce issues now factor heavily into every investment decision.
Posted on 04/03 at 08:58 AM
WebcastWarehouseTechnologyAutomationEquipmentPermalink


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

FedEx Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of FedEx, opened up a new container freight station at its facility in Chicago Summit, Ill. This facility will consolidate and sort freight heading to Puerto Rico.
Posted on 04/02 at 10:56 AM
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On the heels of a strong beginning to the year for global trade activity in January, February did not follow suit, according to data released this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.
Posted on 04/02 at 09:47 AM
NewsGlobal TradeManufacturingPanjivaPermalink


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Leveraging an existing carrier relationship, the specialty foods retailer instituted an end-to-end solution to transform its global logistics operations—and realized a 25 percent savings in inbound transportation costs in the process.
Posted on 04/01 at 09:00 PM
FeaturesGlobal LogisticsGlobal LogisticsApril 2014Freight ForwardingPermalink


Our 2014 survey finds that large companies are boosting their initial salary offerings for new hires by as much as 10 percent. Will this trend help close the logistics talent gap?
Posted on 04/01 at 08:00 PM
FeaturesApril 2014Salary SurveyPermalink


With increased focus on penetrating new markets with high-value goods, shippers will be even more vigilant in vetting their freight intermediaries. Our panel sets out to explain how forwarders are preparing to take on the added volume and win their business.
Posted on 04/01 at 07:00 PM
FeaturesTransportation TrendsAir FreightAir CargoApril 2014TransportationPermalink


As yard management systems progress, a growing number of shippers are turning to these solutions to optimize assets, drastically cut driver detention time, and continuously adjust priorities throughout the day according to receiving and shipping volumes.
Posted on 04/01 at 06:00 PM
FeaturesApril 2014Supply Chain TechnologyYard Management SystemsYMSPermalink


Keeping vigilance on costs a given, say analysts
Posted on 04/01 at 04:03 PM
NewsSupply Chain ManagementTradeOcean ShippingPermalink


WMS is now called upon to support omni-channel fulfillment and the increased use of automation that’s necessary to make it all work. Here’s how retailers, manufacturers, and distributors are continuing to drive the evolution of the market’s most mature software.


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