Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Having introduced into the California State Senate a new bill designed to give an exemption from sales and use tax for port terminal operators purchasing zero or “near zero-emission” equipment, Lara is trying to advance two agendas.
The notions of “green shoots” or “cautious optimism” in gauging the current state of the economy does not specifically exhibit what is really happening, when assessing how things are actually going, it seems. That was made clear by Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Associations, at last week’s NASSTRAC (National Shippers Strategic Transportation Council) Shippers Conference and Transportation Expo in Orlando, Fla. last week.
Posted on 05/03 at 09:37 AM
With a 6.8 cent gain to $2.266 per gallon, this week’s average diesel price is at its highest level since the week of December 28, when it was at $2.237 per gallon.
Posted on 05/03 at 07:58 AM
Diesel Prices •
Monday, May 02, 2016
Manufacturing activity in April remained on the right side of growth for the second straight month, following six months of contraction, according to the April edition of the Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM).
Posted on 05/02 at 11:54 AM
Some 22 centuries after the original Silk Road smoothed the path of Chinese silk merchants to Europe, a new effort is beginning to build a new 21st century highway between Europe and the burgeoning economy of China, now the world’s fastest-growing market.
A new study released recently from global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney promises to provide supply chain managers valuable advice on risk mitigation
The most recent edition of the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) from FTR showed solid gains for the fourth straight month, with market trends remaining favorable for shippers.
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Just how close are we to the ideal digital supply network? Not as close as we might like to think. Our panel offers a “reality check” on the current state of our understanding, adoption and utilization of technology in our logistics and supply chain operations.
Private fleet operators have decided to pump up investment, expand capacity and battle the tight for-hire market with training, improved technology and better driver pay. Will the preparation pay off in the long run?
The Panama Canal expansion is set for late June and may soon be attracting more inbound vessel calls to the East and Gulf ports. In the meantime, trans-Pacific trade is still keeping market share clearly concentrated on the West Coast.