Monday, November 29, 2010
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman had an opportunity to catch up with Patrick Quinn, Co-chairman and President of truckload and full-service freight transportation provider U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc., at the recent TransComp expo in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Since issuing its study last summer, Global consultancy IDC Manufacturing Insights contends that U.S. manufacturers are continuing their flight from low-wage outsourcing.
A slight surge in air cargo demand has some industry analysts predicting a prolonged rebound.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
As the economy continues its slow-paced recovery, the American Trucking Associations (ATA) added a dose of optimism to the overall outlook, reporting that truck tonnage in October was up for the second straight month.
While the price per gallon of diesel fuel remains above the $3 mark there has been a fair amount of fluctuation in recent weeks, according to data from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA).
As expected, Massachusetts Representative Edward D. Markey (D) recently introduced legislation requiring 100 percent screening of all cargo on cargo planes. This legislation follows the October attempts by terrorists to send explosives originating from Yemen to the United States on cargo and passenger planes.
Monday, November 22, 2010
While most shippers want to strip the complexity out of the supply chain, government regulators are adding on layers of new rules for the nation’s two biggest seaports.
In a unique regional act of cooperation, harbor commissioners from Los Angeles and Long Beach came together for a special joint session yesterday, approving a new version of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan
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According to cartel spokesmen, “suggested” rate increases of $400 per 40-foot container for cargo moving to U.S. West Coast ports and $600 per FEU for all other cargo are likely to be imposed by May
Recent data published by ACT Research, a provider of data and analysis for trucks and other commercial vehicles, said that October net orders of heavy-duty Class 8 vehicles at 18,914 units were up 24 percent from September.