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Thursday, June 25, 2015

How can you drive the greatest value from your third party logistics relationships? Turns out, the more you, as the outsourcing company, invest in the relationship - as a partner, not an overseer - the more value is delivered. This quick-read eBook lists 12 best practices designed to elicit greatness from your 3PL, and pave the way for breakthrough supply chain performance. Are you following these 12 guidelines?
Posted on 06/25 at 07:05 PM
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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 in April fell 6.8 percent annually to $93.3 billion, following a 5.3 percent decline to $96.1 billion in March.
Posted on 06/25 at 11:20 AM
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At last week's eyefortransport 3PL Summit in Chicago, LM Group News Editor Jeff Berman caught up with Echo Global Logistics Chairman and CEO Doug Waggoner. The pair covered a wide range of subjects, including market conditions, capacity, and Echo's recent $420 million acquisition of Command Transportation.
Posted on 06/25 at 10:46 AM
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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Late last week, the United States Senate unanimously approved S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act of 2015.
Posted on 06/24 at 11:12 AM
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At a time when a new, long-term surface transportation reauthorization is desperately needed, given, what is often described as the ongoing decline of the state of United States transportation infrastructure, a bipartisan foursome in the Senate introduced a wide-ranging bill, whose chief objective is to provide some long-term fixes to a system repeatedly referred to as broken.
Posted on 06/24 at 10:26 AM
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in May headed up 1.8 percent at 132.1.
Posted on 06/23 at 11:59 AM
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According to the 26th Annual State of Logistics Report (SoL), the logistics and transportation industry chalked up its best year since the Great Recession, with U.S. business logistics costs rising 3.1 percent to $1.45 trillion last year.
Posted on 06/23 at 10:24 AM
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This week’s price–at $2.859 per gallon-was down 1.1 cents from last week’s $2.87 and was also down $1.060 annually.
Posted on 06/23 at 10:12 AM
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With overall market conditions for shippers being largely viewed as difficult, the most recent edition of the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from freight transportation consultancy FTR is calling for more of the same in the coming months, even with signs of improvement in April, the most recent month which the report covers.
Posted on 06/23 at 09:47 AM
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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
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