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Posted on 08/01 at 11:55 AM
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Thursday, August 01, 2013
Which carriers, third-party logistics providers, and U.S. ports will walk the red carpet to receive their award for outstanding service performance over the past year? Our readers have cast their votes, and now it’s time to introduce this year’s winners of the coveted Quest for Quality Awards.
While the national LTL market had been slowly, but surely, pulling itself out of its recession-induced slump, the sector now seems to have hit a bit of a leveling-off period in terms of growth.
While revenue numbers have flattened a bit, the Regional LTL category continues to represent some of the most forward-thinking carriers in trucking.
The truckload (TL) business is volatile by nature.
Despite an uneven economy and an atmosphere of political uncertainly that has put several freight transportation modes on shaky ground, shippers continue to find that rail and intermodal service providers are chugging forward, improving service, and creating value despite the well-publicized challenges.
As executive Editor Patrick Burnson documents in this month’s Special Report, the business dynamics of ocean shipping continue to change for carriers as global supply chain practices become more strategic—putting pressure on those shippers looking to coordinate more modes in new regions around the world.
U.S. ports are planning and investing in a balanced portfolio of services to prepare for continued volume growth.
While every carrier and service provider measured in the Quest for Quality is under pressure from shippers to expand and diversify their offerings while maintaining world-class service, no sector is feeling it as much as third party logistics providers (3PL).
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As Logistics Management has been reporting, the global outlook for the airline industry in terms of profit and revenue has recently brightened—just a little—according to reports form the International Air Transport Association (IATA).