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By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2014
The NMI, the ISM’s index to measure growth, headed up 2.1 percent in April to 55.2.
By Jeff Berman · May 5, 2014
Effective January 1, 2015, FedEx will apply dimensional weight pricing to all shipments moved via FedEx Ground, and at FedEx Freight, the company’s less-than-truckload group, FedEx has updated its fuel surcharges for the U.S. and Canada by 3 percent.
By MMH Staff · May 2, 2014
Jason Dorsey completes four years of coursework in less than two years.
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2014
First quarter gross revenue for XPO Logistics—at $282.4 million—was up 147.7 percent annually, while net revenue saw a 259.1 percent increase to $58.4 million.
By John D. Schulz · May 2, 2014
Arkansas Best Corp., parent of 90-year-old ABF Freight System (the nation’s eighth-largest LTL carrier with $1.7 billion in revenue last year) has changed its name to ArcBest Corp., effective May 1. Its stock symbol has changed from ABFS to ARCB.
By MMH Staff · May 2, 2014
Orders just shy of the all-time record of 6,235 robots valued at $385 million in Q4 2012.
By MMH Staff · May 2, 2014
Opening of new headquarters marks a sevenfold increase of company premises.
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2014
Continuing the growth pattern laid out in the first quarter, manufacturing growth to start the second quarter in April was strong, according to the monthly Manufacturing Report on Business released by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
By MMH Staff · May 2, 2014
Buyers prefer online ordering, place high value on post-sales support.
By LM Staff · May 2, 2014
Carloads—at 302,108—were up 9.5 percent annually, and intermodal trailers and containers were up 6.7 percent compared to the same period a year ago at 264,228.
By MMH Staff · May 1, 2014
PECO Pallet recently announced that the company has been approved as a pallet participant of Walmart Canada, giving vendors the option to use PECO's high-quality wood block pallets when shipping into Walmart Canada locations.
By MMH Staff · May 1, 2014
Acquired company specializes in shock isolation and shock absorption casters.
By MMH Staff · May 1, 2014
News follows an earlier announcement that a private equity firm has acquired Pregis' North American business.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2014
The PMI saw a 1.2 increase from March to 54.9 in April, above the 12-month average of 54.4.
By Jeff Berman · May 1, 2014
The PMI, the index used by the ISM to measure manufacturing activity, saw a 1.2 increase from March to 54.9 in April, which is 0.5 percent above the 12-month average of 54.4. The PMI is still over the 50 mark—which is the benchmark of strong economic activity—in 16 of the last 17 months, coupled with the overall economy growing for 59 consecutive months, according to the ISM.

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