Friday, April 22, 2011
The ATA reported that during the fourth quarter of 2010, truckload (TL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers bumped up their payrolls, with small truckload carriers boosting employment by 0.8 percent within their driver pool and large TL carriers adding 0.3 percent to payroll by adding linehaul drivers and reducing local driver pools.
Given the heightened awareness of risk in the supply chain, academics and career advisors are telling young professionals to take on more education as they climb the corporate ladder.
Carload volume—at 295,426—was down 0.3 percent compared to last year, and intermodal was up 9.8 percent at 230,460 trailers and containers.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
While the economy continues its gradual recovery, it has become more important than ever for carriers to manage multiple obstacles while re-growing networks and getting back to full strength. That was the main message of three leading trucking and supply chain executives during a panel discussion at this week’s NASSTRAC Logistics Conference and Expo.
In a wide-ranging speech largely focusing on the role transportation plays in our nation’s strength, former Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee James L. Oberstar pulled no punches in succinctly describing the biggest challenges the U.S. faces and what needs to happen for them to be overcome.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
China Shipping has completed a major phase of its terminal expansion project at the Port of Los Angeles, adding a new 925-foot section of wharf, 18 additional acres of backland and four new container cranes that will increase cargo throughput.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
While the world’s leading cargo vessel operators had seen a remarkable reversal of fortune last year, industry analysts predict the turnaround will be “short-lived.”
For shippers, it's important to be familiar with how transportation providers generate profits, control costs, and analyze pricing decisions. Read a white paper by Armstrong & Associates where you'll learn what effect price and volume has on shipping obligations, and what can help drive down costs for you and the carrier.
Schneider National, the nation’s second-largest truckload carrier which traditionally has been a major player in long-haul intermodal traffic, is increasingly marketing shorter-haul freight options in a major shift that is sure to impact shippers’ choices and rates.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Most industry observers agree that CSA will dramatically affect the motor carrier industry—but what will it mean for shippers? Find out what CSA is designed to do and how it could impact you.