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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

While UPS and the Teamsters Union came to a tentative agreement on two, new five-year contracts for UPS’s small package and freight (less-than-truckload) business units last week, one of its key delivery services, UPS SurePost, may be subject to some changes if the deal is formally ratified.
Posted on 05/08 at 08:36 AM
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Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Logistics providers face new and greater challenges surrounding their workforce. Rising costs, new capacity constraints, and higher customer demands have put additional pressure on service levels and profit margins.
Posted on 05/07 at 12:52 PM
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If you're in supply chain management, have you gained the necessary expertise in an emerging must-have technology? Geographic information systems (GIS) give users the power to turn massive amounts of data into intelligence that can drive both supply chain strategy and execution.
Posted on 05/07 at 12:18 PM
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Even though the economy is clearly not running on all cylinders, things are better than they were just a few years ago, especially in related supply chain, freight transportation and logistics sectors. And as things slowly get better, pricing has returned to the forefront as a balancing act between shipper and carrier relations. That was a main takeaway at the CEO Panel of the recently-concluded NASSTRAC Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla.
Posted on 05/07 at 11:31 AM
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DAT said that first quarter sport market freight volumes were up 7.7 percent annually and 11 percent ahead of the fourth quarter of 2012.
Posted on 05/07 at 10:06 AM
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The average price per gallon—at $3.845—fell 0.6 cents, which was three cents less than last week’s 3.6 cent decline, which was preceded by declines of 5.5 cents and 1.6 cents the previous two weeks.
Posted on 05/07 at 08:09 AM
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Monday, May 06, 2013

On paper, it would seem that a shorter ocean transit route would have a positive impact on the environment. But several scientists contend that the shift of some freight from the U.S. West Coast to the East Coast will represent no more than “a push,” when it comes to cleaning the air and addressing climate change.
Posted on 05/06 at 07:35 PM
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Supply Chain 24/7 combines all of the content currently featured on these brands (both print and online) with content from around the web. So when you search for information on a given topic, your have all of the relevant information right there on your computer screen.
Posted on 05/06 at 10:42 AM
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A little more than a month after ABF Freight System, the seventh-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by revenue, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters said they secured a 30-day extension for the National Master Freight Agreement, ABF said on Friday that the ABF and Teamsters negotiating teams have reached a tentative agreement on a contract for the next five years.
Posted on 05/06 at 09:19 AM
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Having trust in your colleagues, or teammates, if you will, is crucial and makes for the stronger product, service, or brand. That was a key message from Lee Corson, ESPN College Football Game Day Host and Director of Business Development for Dixon Ticonderoga, a Florida based pencil manufacturing company, at last month’s National Shippers Strategic Council (NASSTRAC) Annual Conference in Orlando.
Posted on 05/06 at 08:39 AM
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