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Monday, August 22, 2011
Amid the swell of turbulence the economy is riding on, due to an incredibly shaky and unpredictable economic recovery, the downgrading of the United States credit rating and subsequent giant swings in the stock market, it is fair to say shippers are concerned about the possibility of a double-dip recession rearing its ugly head.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Earlier this week, less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services provider Old Dominion Freight Line (ODFL) broke ground on a service center expansion at its Indianapolis-based regional hub.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Compared to a booming July 2010, monthly volumes are decent.
Monday, August 15, 2011
The company said that this effort consisted of adding or improving coverage for roughly 1,300 ZIP codes, adding that for deliveries by 8 a.m. UPS said it now serves more ZIP codes and businesses than any of its competitors, as well as serving more ZIP codes with regular 10:30 a.m. next-day delivery service than any other carrier.
Friday, August 12, 2011
The results of our 20th Annual Study of Logistics and Transportation Trends (Masters of Logistics)
reveal three specific issues in current logistics and transportation management that have the potential for disastrous results on operations if not properly addressed.
Thursday, August 04, 2011
For the second quarter, PwC reported that second quarter deal value was $13.5 billion compared to $18.4 billion for the same period in 2010 and is up about 30 percent from the first quarter’s $10.4 billion in total deal value.
Company officials said that Vault unites several existing ODFL business units into an independent operating division comprised of warehousing, business solutions, fleet and warehouse dedicated services and truckload brokerage units.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Services (RRTS) said this week it has acquired all of the outstanding stock of The James Brooks Company for approximately $7.5 million.
The United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported today that trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 15.7 percent in May 2011 compared to May 2010, hitting $77.3 billion.
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Monday, August 01, 2011
In its July report, the ISM reported that the index it uses to measure the manufacturing sector—known as the PMI—was 50.9 percent. This represents a 4.4 percent drop from June’s 55.3.