Thursday, June 14, 2012
Fairly flat business conditions for shippers appear to be the new normal in a way. That appears to be the general consensus of freight transportation consultancy FTR Associates monthly Shippers Conditions Index (SCI).
Posted on 06/14 at 08:58 AM
FTR Associates •
When FedEx first announced this deal in April, it said it is part of its growth strategy in Europe and is expected to supplement FedEx’ service portfolio in Poland.
Posted on 06/14 at 08:29 AM
Under the agreement, Penske Logistics manages the drivers, vehicles, and freight deliveries for Cardinal’s medical supply chain business serving hospitals.
Posted on 06/14 at 08:02 AM
Penske Logistics •
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Proponents of intermodal transportation often point to fuel savings as a significant benefit of leveraging intermodal for moving freight.
This decline marked the fifth time in the last six quarters driver turnover has risen, with the rate declining during the fourth quarter of this year, which was preceded by four consecutive quarterly declines.
U.S. logistics costs rose 6.6 percent last year to $1.28 trillion, up $79 billion from 2010, according to the newest State of Logistics report.
At a time when mixed economic signals continue to prevail, May retail sales data from the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) both were down compared to May and up annually.
Staying in tune with its forecast a month ago, sustained growth is expected for import cargo volume in the coming months, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
As e-commerce continues to become more prevalent and becomes a “go-to” shopping option for consumers, subsequent effects of that figure to impact supply chains in the sense that they might be more consumer-driven in the future. That was one of the main findings of a recent study put out by UPS and comScore.
Posted on 06/12 at 11:36 AM
The decline in diesel prices has officially cracked the two-month mark, with prices following for the ninth straight week, according to the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Posted on 06/12 at 09:11 AM
Diesel Prices •