Tuesday, June 23, 2015
At the eyefortransport 3PL Summit held in Chicago last week, a wide variety of topics were covered and addressed, including 3PL consolidation, the slow-to-develop role of Uber as a logistics delivery provider, and, of course, the increasing role e-commerce is playing in seemingly nearly all facets of logistics and supply chain management these days. While all these topics, as well as many others, were interesting and relevant to be sure, the final session on the middle day of the event offered some perspective on a topic that was not a part of the 3PL Summit’s itinerary. That topic was nearshoring.
Posted on 06/23 at 02:27 AM
Monday, June 22, 2015
New regulatory standards proposed by the United States Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency late last week have a keen focus on reducing the carbon footprint of medium and heavy vehicles.
Posted on 06/22 at 09:33 AM
The proposal that would allow LTL carriers to introduce 33-foot twin “pup” trailers is running into stiff opposition in the Senate – and from other segments of the trucking industry.
Posted on 06/22 at 07:00 AM
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Friday, June 19, 2015
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) routinely produces a white paper on key trends and developments related to trade and investment in the world’s most dynamic marketplace. It’s most recent study is titled “Do Free Trade Agreements Matter?”
A move by an autonomous board of the Nationals Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) to require binding arbitration in freight claims and billing disputes is drawing fire from a major shippers group.
Posted on 06/19 at 08:38 AM
The trucking industry is welcoming a classic productivity tradeoff – allowing 33-foot twin “pup” trailers in exchange for toughening equipment and driver training standards. Although the moves are not directly linked, the upshot of the pending introduction of 33-foot trailers will allow LTL carriers up to 18 percent greater productivity—a boon to large LTL carriers such as FedEx Freight, UPS Freight, Con-way and a host of regional and interregional LTL operations.
Posted on 06/19 at 08:27 AM
Thursday, June 18, 2015
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which has been championing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), joins other shippers in praising the House passage of this important legislation.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Oakland handled 213,260 cargo containers last month. That was the most since it reported volume of 216,276 containers in August 2011.
FedEx Corp. today reported adjusted earnings of $2.66 per diluted share for the fourth quarter ended May 31, compared to adjusted earnings of $2.54 per diluted share a year ago, thereby falling short of what many market analysts expected.
Posted on 06/17 at 08:04 AM