Thursday, March 21, 2013
One of the biggest challenges companies face is meeting rising customer expectations in a competitive marketplace.
Customers today, expect to get more for less; and if they don't, they'll move on to a company that can give it to them. Because of this, executives struggle to find the balance between lowering operational costs and meeting customer demands.
UPS has officially acquired the 49 percent interest of Vietnam-based VN Express in the joint delivery venture between the companies, whom initially first partnered in 1994, with VN Express serving at UPS’s authorized agent in Vietnam, prior to establishing a joint stock company in 2010.
Posted on 03/21 at 10:13 AM
Global Logistics •
Established in 2010, Open Mile is a non-asset based transportation service provider, focusing on truckload brokerage, that provides high-tech automation with freight management expertise, according to Echo officials.
The Surface Transportation Board this week said that it declined a petition filed by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), whom was requesting that the STB institute a rulemaking proceeding to consider reintroducing indirect competition as a fact
or in determining the reasonableness of rail rates for coal transportation.
Posted on 03/21 at 06:43 AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Con-way released an update on first quarter trends at Con-way Freight, its less-than-truckload unit, which it said could collectively reduce Freight’s quarterly operating income by roughly $14 million.
Posted on 03/20 at 11:57 AM
Con-way Freight •
Earlier this month, a collection of industry associations announced a plan to develop a roadmap for the future of materials handling and logistics in the United States.
Posted on 03/20 at 10:36 AM
Materials Handling •
Despite solid performances from its Ground and Freight units, fiscal third quarter earnings for transportation and parcel bellwether FedEx were down overall on an annual basis, with quarterly net income—at $361 million—down 31 percent.
Posted on 03/20 at 10:21 AM
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Hazen Transport wanted to improve their efficiency and speed while also being able to commingle deliveries for multiple customers in one truckload. They needed a new scanning solution and software to support these goals.
The Motorola MC65 gave Hazen Transport the capabilities to strategically grow their customer base, and save money through increased driver efficiency.
Whether you're shipping auto brakes, consumer appliance parts, paper or simply packaging material, there are incredible intricacies to cross-border transit - from documentation standards and customs issues, to specific requirements for certain types of shipments. Getting it right is essential: timely delivery impacts production south of the border. To help, we've put together this strategy guide for making your intermodal shipments into Mexico smoother.
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today that trucking volumes showed modest gains in February.