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By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2016
The most recent edition of the Truckload and Intermodal Cost Indexes from Cass Information Systems and Avondale Partners, which were released last week, continues to reflect the ongoing stretch of pricing declines for both modes.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2016
UPS said this week it has made changes for U.S. to Canada routes that it said will help businesses and online shoppers receive items from U.S shippers and retailers one day earlier.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2016
July shipments–at 974,489-were up 2.2 percent annually and up 4.6 percent compared to June, due primarily to growth from the European Union (shipments up 5.7 percent) and China (up 4.8 percent), which were aided by the strong dollar, coupled with furniture (up 6.7 percent) and toys (up 10.3 percent) shipments both seeing gains.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2016
July shipments–at 974,489-were up 2.2 percent annually and up 4.6 percent compared to June, due primarily to growth from the European Union (shipments up 5.7 percent) and China (up 4.8 percent), which were aided by the strong dollar, coupled with furniture (up 6.7 percent) and toys (up 10.3 percent) shipments both seeing gains.
By MMH Staff · August 19, 2016
Investment to support research and development, including SaaS-based supply chain and omni-channel retail solutions.
By LM Staff · August 19, 2016
Carloads were down 7.1 percent at 267,589, and intermodal containers and trailers were down 3.4 percent annually at 266,944.
By MMH Staff · August 18, 2016
Food and consumer goods industries ordered 41% more robots than the same period in 2015.
By Jeff Berman · August 18, 2016
Asset-light transportation and logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTSA) recently announced service changes for how it handles less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments in Canada.
By Jeff Berman · August 18, 2016
Roughly two weeks after announcing record-breaking second quarter earnings results, freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics said yesterday it has taken significant steps to reduce its debt load, with the pricing of a $1.,642 billion refinancing of its existing term loan agreement.
By Patrick Burnson · August 18, 2016
The ambitious goal to end the imposition of container shipping surcharges within five years has been adopted by the GSF at its Annual Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
By MMH Staff · August 17, 2016
Growth driven by the need for innovative packaging in warehouses for storing, handling, and distribution.
By MMH Staff · August 17, 2016
Study forecasts 15% CAGR through 2020.
By MMH Staff · August 17, 2016
Acquisition of store systems provider follows acquisitions of supply chain network and demand management companies.
By Jeff Berman · August 16, 2016
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced their jointly finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that will augment fuel efficiency and reduce carbon pollution.
By LM Staff · August 16, 2016
The most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report issued this week by Cass Information Systems showed annual declines in July for freight shipments and expenditures, with flattish annual spreads.

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