Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Data published this week by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, indicated that June marked the third straight month to see a decline in U.S. commercial trailer net orders with a 26 percent decrease from May.
UPS said this week that it has begun operating flights into Chengdu, China as part of an effort to expand its connections between Asia, Europe, and the United States.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
FedEx officials said that this deal will allow FedEx Express to provide a wider range of domestic and international transportation and logistics offerings in Mexico
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today truck tonnage took a step in the right direction, snapping two months of declines, with a 2.8 percent increase in its advance seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage index in June.
The average price per gallon for diesel increased 2.6 cents to $3.949 per gallon.
Companies are continually finding new ways to get the right goods to the right customers at the right time, and have developed many metrics to measure their performance in these areas. This white paper explains how each aspect of perfect order performance can be improved through enhancements to data collection processes and technologies.
Compared to the second quarter of 2010, which saw a 71 percent annual gain in earnings per share for UPS, this year’s second quarter might be viewed as being pale in comparison. But a close look at the numbers points to another strong earnings performance for Big Brown.
Minimizing inventory investment and carrying costs while maintaining high service levels can be a tough balancing act. But best-practice companies have shown that it can be done - profitably.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sick of the talk and double-talk about the debt limit talks going on in Washington? Personally speaking, it is definitely starting to wear on me a little bit.
With the recent news of rate increases being implemented by large less-than-truckload companies come various reasons behind these increases. At the top of the list for many carriers are equipment expenses and the costs related to hiring and training drivers. LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently had the opportunity to chat with A. Duie Pyle President of Steve O’Kane about these factors.