Monday, January 12, 2015
A Reuters report issued last week noted that the U.S. transportation and shipping network faced its “first big test of the winter” last week, which saw very cold and low wind chill-based conditions throughout muck of the country, with Midwest temperatures were sub-zero but feeling more like 20-to-40 below, due to the wind.
Posted on 01/12 at 11:14 AM
A pilot project in Rochester, New York, may be a precursor of what robots will look like in the warehouse of the future.
Aided by the rapid decline in fuel prices, the most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR continued to point to favorable market conditions for motor carriers.
Posted on 01/12 at 09:25 AM
Friday, January 09, 2015
While congestion still reigns at United States-based West Coast ports due to a variety of factors, import volumes are still showing decent growth, according to the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates.
In a year in which United States-based railroads saw more than its fair share of issues, due largely to poor weather, congestion and service problems, annual growth was solid, according to data released by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).
Posted on 01/09 at 11:26 AM
LM Group News Editor recently spoke with Doug Waggoner, CEO of Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services about how 2014 ended up in the freight transportation and logistics sectors and various related topics.
Posted on 01/09 at 10:03 AM
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Thursday, January 08, 2015
Join our panel of leading economic and transportation analysts as they share their exclusive insight on where rates are headed and the issues that will be driving those rate increases over the next 12 months.
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement partners Canada and Mexico was up 4.7 percent at $108.2 billion. This tally marks the highest month on record for total value of U.S-NAFTA trade flows not adjusted for inflation.
This service, which functions as an express freight service geared towards urgent, time-sensitive, and high-value international shipments, was initially launched by Big Brown in January 2013.
Posted on 01/08 at 09:44 AM
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
With news coming this week that the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) will work with the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in hopes of helping the sides find a way to come to an agreement over stalled labor negotiations, what happens now remains to be seen.
Posted on 01/07 at 01:05 PM