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By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2014
In light on various service-related freight railroad service issues, the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) recently announced it is now requiring Class I railroads to publicly file weekly data reports on service performance. These weekly reports are slated to begin on October 22.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2014
According to its data, spot market volume for the month of September was up 32 percent on an annual basis and set a new record for the 14th straight month, with gains for each of the three equipment categories it tracks, including load availability for: dry vans up 42 percent; refrigerated (reefer) up 24 percent; and flatbed volume up 46 percent.
By MMH Staff · October 16, 2014
Kevin Roach brings 30 years of experience in software and automation, having held executive-level positions with Epicor Software, Activant Solutions, Rockwell Software, and General Electric.
By John D. Schulz · October 15, 2014
FedEx Freight and Con-way Freight, two of the largest non-union LTL carriers in the nation, are battling organizing efforts by the Teamsters union in a closely watched unionization effort.
By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2014
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $442.7 billion were down 0.3 percent compared to August and up 4.3 percent compared to September 2013, and the National Retail Federation aid that September retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, dipped 0.1 percent seasonally-adjusted month-to-month and increased 4.6 percent annually on an unadjusted basis.
By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2014
With the holiday shopping set to gear up in a few weeks, it looks like the retail sector could use a seasonal spark based on declining retail sales in September, according to data issued by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF).
By Jeff Berman · October 15, 2014
CSX reported it had record third quarter earnings of $509 million or $0.51 per share, which was up 10.6 percent annually over $455 million and $0.45 per share and ahead of Wall Street estimates of $0.48 per share.
By Patrick Burnson · October 15, 2014
Port staff was directed by the full Harbor Commission at the urging of Slangerup to come up with a proposal within 30 days to obtain additional chassis.
By LM Staff · October 15, 2014
Dropping 3.5 cents, the average price per gallon now stands at $3.698, which is 32.3 cents below the 2014 high of $4.021 during the week of March 10. The average price per gallon is down 18.8 cents year-over-year.
By MMH Staff · October 15, 2014
Founder brings 35 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the AGV market.
By MMH Staff · October 14, 2014
Twenty-year veteran to create product roadmap for UnCarriers Americas.
By MMH Staff · October 14, 2014
Senior technology executive and chairman of the board had been serving as interim CEO since May.
By MMH Staff · October 14, 2014
Business becomes only U.S. foam-in-place manufacturer to be certified.
By Jeff Berman · October 14, 2014
With holiday-related e-commerce sales expected to head up, supply chain stakeholders are putting a heavy focus on forecasting, planning, and preparation for whatever comes their way.
By Patrick Burnson · October 14, 2014
While shippers may generally be content with the reliability of their 3PL partners, new research indicates that there’s considerable concern about the value of long-term, strategic relationships. Industry analysts explain how innovation and a deeper commitment to collaboration will become the key differentiators in the 2015 marketplace—if commoditization is to be avoided.

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