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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Analysts say our annual listing reflects the management teams that are willing to get their hands dirty in order to compete in the cutthroat world of deregulated trucking. Here are the carriers that are leverage rolling assets and technology to post the most impressive financial numbers.
Posted on 04/01 at 10:00 AM
Special ReportsTruckingTruckloadApril 2015LTLLess than TruckloadTLPermalink


Sunday, March 01, 2015

Our panel of trucking analysts takes a deep dive into the federal regulations that are driving increased cost pressures on carriers—and, in turn, driving up rates on shippers.
Posted on 03/01 at 03:59 PM
Special ReportsMarch 2015LTLLess than TruckloadFreight RatesPermalink


Sunday, February 01, 2015

Celebrating 30 years as an industry mainstay, ProMat 2015 is set to open with more than 800 exhibitors and a comprehensive educational program. With an additional 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, this will be the biggest ProMat ever. Here’s a guide to every inch.
Posted on 02/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsMaterials HandlingFebruary 2015ProMatPermalink


The Panama Canal expansion is moving forward on schedule, bringing with it the potential for more direct shipment between Asia and the East Coast. Ports in the Gulf are anticipating growth from trade with Latin America, while West Coast ports are just trying to retain market share.
Posted on 02/01 at 03:00 PM
Special ReportsPortsFebruary 2015Permalink


Thursday, January 01, 2015

Increased visibility into every lift truck’s costs is promoting accountability for operators, managers, and service providers.
Posted on 01/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsJanuary 2015Lift TrucksWarehouse & DC ManagementPermalink


Saturday, November 01, 2014

As long as LTL carriers remain disciplined on capacity additions, and the U.S. industrial economy remains strong, the LTL sector is well positioned to continue expanding margins due to operating benefits from increased density and higher freight rates. Analysts agree: It’s time for shippers to pump up the freight budget.
Posted on 11/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsTruckingNovember 2014Less than TruckloadPermalink


Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Maersk caused a stir last summer by raising its full-year profit forecast for 2014 due to higher freight volumes and lower costs. Industry analysts wonder, however, if many of the other Top 30 carriers will exercise the same discipline to achieve similar goals.
Posted on 10/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsOcean FreightOctober 2014Permalink


Monday, September 01, 2014

The supply chain software market is evolving toward platforms that optimize end-to-end processes and juggle constraints at all levels. Here’s how several leading suppliers are making progress on this vision.
Posted on 09/01 at 03:00 PM
Special ReportsTMSWMSSeptember 2014Supply Chain SoftwareSupply Chain VisibilityPermalink


With most economists forecasting robust growth in U.S. manufacturing, global freight intermediaries must be prepared for a spike in new business - and concurrent expectations for higher levels of performance.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Carriers are enjoying a solid 2014, but warn of a pending capacity crunch as driver availability worsens amid tighter federal regulations. Bottom line: Shippers who choose not to collaborate with their carriers and streamline operations will most certainly be hit with higher rates.
Posted on 08/01 at 04:00 PM
Special ReportsTruckingTruckloadAugust 2014LTLTrucking HOSTLLess-Than-TruckloadPermalink



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