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Friday, September 18, 2015
Transplace officials said that by bringing M33 Integrated into the fold, it “expands the company’s vertical expertise and geographical reach, and further supports the company’s commitment to strategic growth in order to meet the supply chain needs of its growing customer base.”
Posted on 09/18 at 10:10 AM
Earlier this month, UPS announced it made further inroads in its program to deploy electric-powered vehicles with increased range and performance with the purchase of 125 new technology hybrid delivery trucks.
Posted on 09/18 at 08:40 AM
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) reported that rail carload and intermodal volumes for the week ending September 12 were both down on an annual basis. Volumes were impacted by the Labor Day holiday.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Supply Chain Management and Transportation Expert Kevin Zweier urges supply chain managers to take a hard look at how emerging channels and distribution networks are impacting the true costs of doing business.
Rate increases will take effect for FedEx Express U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services, effective January 4, 2016. FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services, and FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent. FedEx SmartPost rates will also change. And FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent.
The much anticipated final rule for electronic logging devices (ELD) has been pushed back one month from September 30 to October 30, according to the most recent Report on DOT Significant Rulemakings issued by the United States Department of Transportation.
Posted on 09/17 at 10:38 AM
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
APL Logistics recently announced it has rolled out a new service offering that it said is designed to save shippers money and time through the optimization and management of high-frequency truck deliveries across complex supply chains.
Posted on 09/16 at 12:39 PM
Quarterly net income at $692 million was up 5.6 percent annually, and revenue at $12.3 billion was up 4.9 percent. Operating income at $692 million was up 5.6 percent. Quarterly operating margin—at 9.3 percent—saw a 2.2 percent annual gain, and earnings per share of $2.42 were up 6.7 percent but were below Wall Street estimates of $2.45 per share.
Posted on 09/16 at 10:24 AM
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
What are the technologies likely to impact the supply chain tomorrow? At the upcoming Supply Chain Outlook Summit, Deloitte's Scott Sopher will reveal the results of a recent survey of new technologies and their adoption rate.
For more than a long time, there has been heavy debate and discussion over truck size and weight-related issues. One argument that has been consistently made over time in an effort to allow heavier and longer trucks on the road, with the objective of increasing highway productivity, has been to reform Interstate vehicle weight limits for six-axle trucks. This topic again came to light last week, with Rep. Reid Ribble (R-Wis..) introducing the Safe, Flexible, and Efficient (SAFE) Trucking Act.