November 2012

<p>Governor Graves discusses his life in trucking with <i>Logistics Management</i>’s John Schulz late last month.</p> By John D. Schulz · November 1, 2012
American Trucking Associations (ATA) President and CEO Bill Graves is named NITL Executive of the Year for his leadership in shaping the nation’s ground freight transportation system and his affable, endearing management style.
By Jeff Berman · November 1, 2012
The foremost truckload analysts re-convene to update shippers on current supply & demand, the looming driver crisis, increasing diesel prices, the seemingly endless shifting of government regulations, and what all these issues mean for rates heading into 2013.
By Bridget McCrea · November 1, 2012
Analysts report that cloud-based adoption increased 40 percent this year in the supply chain software sector. Our technology correspondent shares the upsides/downsides of this deployment model—and how vendors are gearing up to meet growing shipper demand.
By Patrick Burnson · November 1, 2012
In today’s dynamic, global marketplace, shippers need to execute a checklist of essential action items in order to get the most out of their third-party logistics partnership.
By Maida Napolitano · November 1, 2012
A record response reveals that readership is divided in terms of investment: one side remains cautious, while the other is on the verge of making significant changes to their warehouse/DC operations. How have your operations emerged from the Great Recession?
SPECIAL REPORT
By Patrick Burnson · November 1, 2012
In anticipation of the Panama Canal expansion in 2014, the fight for market share of inbound cargo remains fierce among top U.S. ports.
SPECIAL REPORT
By John D. Schulz · November 1, 2012
After being battered by three years of recession that decimated profits, LTL carriers are now focusing on improving yields and profitability in order to recapitalize their rolling stock. Now shippers need to cope with a new era of tighter capacity, higher rates, and tougher carrier negotiations.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 1, 2012
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SPECIAL REPORT
By Noel P. Bodenburg · November 1, 2012
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SPECIAL REPORT
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By Josh Bond · November 1, 2012
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