All Transportation Trends Entries
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Our “Pricing” columnist contends that it’s time for shippers and their 3PL partners to fundamentally change their approach to contract creation in an effort to yield more sustainable relationships.
Sunday, July 01, 2012
The logistics industry has yet to climb back to the profitability it hit in 2007–the precipice from which it dropped during the recession. According to the report’s author and industry analysts, it may be a while until the overall industry hits full stride again.
Friday, June 01, 2012
With the ongoing consolidation of air carriers, shippers are growing concerned about losing old relationships while having to forge new ones. Fortunately, freight intermediaries are helping them stay on course.
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Savvy shippers have found ways to put the nation’s rails back to work—and the railroads have flourished. But while current market conditions are favorable
for shippers, questions remain over how the nation’s rail and intermodal network will respond when volume ratchets up past pre-recession levels.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
With capacity already tightening and increasing federal regulations threatening to exacerbate the driver shortage, dedicated trucking is going to continue to grow at double-digit percentage rates—and help shippers get a good night’s sleep in the process.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Our annual panel convenes to paint a murky picture for truckload shippers due to increasing rates, unresolved regulatory shifts, and an increasingly competitive landscape.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
The retailer’s transformational best practice just so happens to be a move back to the rails in order to cope with growing truck capacity concerns—and it did so with the help of its trucking partner.
Sunday, January 01, 2012
Our distinguished panel tells shippers to expect to pay more for parcel services, be on the lookout for competition among existing carriers, and keep your eyes open for new regional entrants.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Taking a holistic, integrated approach to fleet management can make a significant and continuous contribution to higher, company-wide productivity and lower costs. Our team sets out to help managers overcome current fleet-optimization issues and offers ways to create value in private fleet management.
Thursday, September 01, 2011
By continually working to expand its 3PL relationship, this fast-growing manufacturer has been able to concentrate on the bigger picture—expanding into new markets, launching new products, gaining efficiencies in its operations, and reducing manufacturing and labor costs.