Friday, November 14, 2014
On the heels of a sluggish September and with the holiday shopping season officially having commenced, the retail sector received a bit of good news today, with both the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the United States Department of Commerce issuing positive retail sales data for the month of October.
The Atlanta-based company’s management team made presentations based on theme of “Networked for Growth,” which was comprised of various plans geared towards future revenue and profitability.
Posted on 11/14 at 11:11 AM
Carloads were up 0.2 percent at 297,694, and intermodal units, at 271,113 containers and trailers were up 2.2 percent annually.
Posted on 11/14 at 02:41 AM
Strong market trends continue to favor the trucking sector, which is a theme that has been intact for several months, according to the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR.
Posted on 11/14 at 02:05 AM
Thursday, November 13, 2014
WMS implementations are difficult and often conclude with less than the optimistic expectations with which they started.
In the author's history of more than 30 years and 100+ implementations, tips for implementation success continue to be published. However, it is surprising how the same mistakes continue to be repeated over and over.
WMS implementations are still very difficult, too frequently prone to failure, and the issues encountered in an implementation ALWAYS seem to be repeated over and over.
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) recently reported that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) saw a 0.3 percent increase from August to September, the most recent month for which data is available.
Posted on 11/13 at 01:49 PM
Freight TSI •
With West Coast port congestion-related issues still firmly intact, various industry stakeholders are pointing out that even though port conditions, especially at the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB) steps are being taken to help alleviate the current situation. But they caution that any type of immediate resolution or closure is not expected any time soon.
Posted on 11/13 at 12:25 PM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
While brick and mortar retailers that were hopeful Congress would pass the Marketplace Fairness Act, they are not likely to be pleased, as House Speaker John Boehner indicated he would block the measure, with the WSJ explaining that House Republicans “never warmed to the bill, worrying that voters could view it as an indirect tax increase.”
Posted on 11/12 at 01:54 PM
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Posted on 11/12 at 12:59 PM
white papers •
There is a short window for Congress to sufficiently increase investment in U.S. infrastructure investment before early 2016 presidential campaigns squash any hope of raising taxes to pay for the estimated additional $100 billion needed over the next five years. That’s the word from Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations. He spoke at the 28th annual meeting of the North American Transportation Employee Relations Association (NATERA).
Posted on 11/12 at 11:55 AM
Fuel Tax •