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By Bob Trebilcock · September 24, 2014
After years of being second place, materials handling and engineering are becoming first choice careers for some. Here’s why.
By John D. Schulz · September 23, 2014
A couple of years ago, the rush to alternatively fueled vehicles was on. Diesel prices had surged past $4, the American Trucking Associations hosted an overflow crowd at its alternative fuels “summit” for trucking executives and energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens offered what might have been the ultimate assessment of where fuel prices were headed.
By Jeff Berman · September 23, 2014
As a sector with myriad moving parts, coupled with obstacles like increased risks, cost pressures, among others, the healthcare supply chain is replete with uncertainties. But there are ways for the sector to counter these challenges, too, according to the seventh annual UPS “Pain in the (Supply) Chain healthcare surve
By Josh Bond · September 22, 2014
Freedonia research highlights growing domestic interest in automation.
By Patrick Burnson · September 22, 2014
The study examines the trajectory of offshoring cost arbitrage to low-cost developing countries, the rise of new locations, and the fact that there’s ample room for growth.
By John D. Schulz · September 22, 2014
In a rare show of solidarity, various trucking interests are asking the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remove online safety ratings of individual motor carriers until flaws in the CSA methodology are fixed.
By MMH Staff · September 19, 2014
American Logistics Aid Network mobilizes logistics partners to deliver supplies to difficult-to-reach areas.
By LM Staff · September 19, 2014
Carload volumes were up 1.4 percent at 300,388, and intermodal volume for the week ending September 13 was up 5 percent at 279,052 trailers and containers.
By Jeff Berman · September 18, 2014
Company says the Cloud offering allows customers to respond more quickly to new business opportunities, without significant upfront cost and implementation times.
By Josh Bond · September 18, 2014
Conveyor manufacturers revise growth estimate up from 2% to 5%.
By MMH Staff · September 17, 2014
Experienced executive joins provider of automated storage and retrieval systems.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2014
Spot market freight volumes for the month of August remained elevated compared to seasonal norms, according to data issued this week Portland, Oregon-based freight marketplace platform and information provider DAT.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2014
The Atlanta-based company said that it plans to hire between 90,000-to-95,000 seasonal employees, up from about 85,000 last year, to support “the anticipated holiday surge” for package deliveries commencing in October and running through January.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2014
The Memphis-based company reported today that quarterly net income of $606 million was up 24 percent annually, and revenue, at $11.7 billion, was up 6 percent. Operating income at $987 million was up 24 percent.
By MMH Staff · September 17, 2014
Most departments to double in size, electrical controls department to increase four-fold.

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