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Friday, September 12, 2014

FTR and Internet Truckstop said that this alliance will provide shippers and carriers with myriad benefits, including market analysis and specificity for contract and spot freight segments by region and trailer type.
Posted on 09/12 at 01:44 PM
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Commerce reported that August retail sales at $444.4 billion were up 0.6 percent compared to July and up 5.0 percent compared to August 2013, and the NRF said that August retail sales, which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.5 percent compared to July and up 2.7 percent on an annual unadjusted basis.
Posted on 09/12 at 10:40 AM
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Carload volumes were up 2.7 percent at 286,002, and intermodal volume was up 4.5 percent at 239,142 trailers and containers.
Posted on 09/12 at 09:26 AM
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Non asset-based 3PL XPO Logistics said this week that three global blue chip institutions––PSP Investments, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund called GIC, and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan–– have invested a cumulative $700 million into XPO, which company officials said will be used to accelerate its growth strategy and allocated mainly for unspecified acquisitions.
Posted on 09/12 at 08:53 AM
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Kane is Able teamed up with top supply chain researchers, Peerless Research Group, to survey logistics executives on the strategies they employ for managing labor in the distribution center. The results of that research are summarized in this report, which touches on the use of technology, strategies to drive associate productivity, and use of third-party labor providers.
Posted on 09/10 at 10:22 AM
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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Logistics managers should brace themselves for tougher negotiations in 2015
Posted on 09/09 at 03:00 PM
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During this webcast our research team will examine the results and offer advice on how carriers and shippers can collaborate to put an end to transportation's tug of war.

Rumors of labor strikes and other supply chain disruptions are inspiring logistics executives to look toward the Eastern Seaboard. While West Coast ports remain dominant, JLL’s sixth annual Seaport Outlook shows rapid growth and demand for space by the nation’s ports on the East Coast.
Posted on 09/09 at 12:26 PM
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Retailers concerned by the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract will continue to bring merchandise into the country at above-average levels this month but volume will drop from the record set in August, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.


Posted on 09/09 at 08:20 AM
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Monday, September 08, 2014

Nine principles supply chain and logistics stakeholders are calling for in the next surface transportation reauthorization legislation were formally issued this week by the Freight Stakeholders Coalition, a group of nearly 20 shipping and transportation provider/planning groups collaborating to support U.S. freight mobility.
Posted on 09/08 at 05:55 PM
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