Filed in Transportation
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
The $300 billion for-hire truckload (TL) sector is enjoying a fairly busy 2014, with most carriers reporting a balanced picture of tighter-than-average capacity against decent if not spectacular demand levels.
While there are currently more good signs than bad regarding the economy, it’s safe to say that we may need to “curb our enthusiasm,” as comedian Larry David may observe, until we see more sustained signs of growth and improvement. That is, of course, unless you follow the railroad and intermodal sectors.
The 25th Annual State of Logistics Report states that revenues for the third-party logistics provider (3PL) sector rose 3.2 percent in 2013, much lower than the 5.9 percent growth the market saw in 2012.
As noted in the 25th Annual State of Logistics report, the airfreight industry has been facing chronic overcapacity and deteriorating yields. New details surfacing in similar new research mirror these findings.
Varying estimates from positive to pragmatic existed before the new rule became effective in July 2013. However, the grim reality is that trucking stakeholders are now experiencing substantial losses in productivity due to the change—and in many cases it’s much worse than was predicted.
If you’re searching for a good summer read, look no further than the current issue of Logistics Management
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Water has for too long been left out of the national conversation around infrastructure, to the point where it has become the ‘hidden’ infrastructure.
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
BSR recently launched “Transitioning to Low-Carbon Fuel: A Business Guide for Sustainable Trucking in North America.”
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Report highlights executives' focus on direct store delivery processes.