Transportation

<p>With process automation comes opportunities to share operational strengths that will build stronger networks at optimized costs. Shippers and carriers will have to understand the other’s capabilities through transparent reporting and joint planning.</p> By Peter Moore · March 1, 2014
New systems and management techniques are providing the infrastructure needed to revolutionize the LTL market. Now, shippers and carriers need to sit down and re-engineer their relationships from scratch to improve margins for both. Here’s how it’s done.
By Peter Moore · March 1, 2014
In a recent speech to shippers and carriers, Anne Ferro, administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), said: “We need a real change in our transportation culture to recognize that safety means more than complying with safety rules. It means changing work/rest schedules that contribute to fatigue.”
By Jeff Berman · February 27, 2014
In a speech at the Union Depot train station in St. Paul, Minnesota yesterday, President Barack Obama again called for increased investment in transportation infrastructure as a way to spur job creation and repairing and modernizing the nation’s roads, bridges, railways, and transit systems.
By Jeff Berman · February 1, 2014
Our distinguished trio of analysts provides insight into current parcel market trends and suggests that now, more than ever, high-volume parcel shippers need to carefully vet their providers, comparison shop, and match service levels to actual needs.
By Jeff Berman · January 29, 2014
President Barack Obama again stressed the importance of the role of transportation and transportation infrastructure as a key driver of the United States economy and the nation’s global competitiveness in last night’s State of the Union address.
By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2014
Prime space for warehousing and distribution center development may soon become scarcer, say analysts for the commercial real estate service firm, Cushman & Wakefield.
By MMH Staff · January 8, 2014
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With the exception of parcel, freight transportation rates will only make incremental gains in 2014. However, our top market analysts tell us that controlling total landed costs by using a variety of modes is now imperative.
By LM Staff · December 11, 2013
New monthly report offers fresh insight into U.S. export and import container activity and trends
By Patrick Burnson · November 25, 2013
A student team fielded by the University of North Texas (UNT) won the Intermodal Association of North America’s (IANA) third annual Intermodal Challenge, earning national recognition for their university through IANA’s growing young professionals development program.
By LM Staff · November 11, 2013
Trade experts say cultural dissonance may continue to complicate the relationship
By John D. Schulz · November 1, 2013
ABF duo chosen to receive the prestigious 2013 NITL Executive of the Year Award.
By Sarah · November 1, 2013
In order to manage through the new complexities of the global economy, our consulting team suggests that shippers need to establish new processes that consistently reassess supply chain and transportation networks. Here’s how to get it done.
By Patrick Burnson · November 1, 2013
The recent progress made in transport infrastructure legislation speaks volumes about the cooperation of logistics and supply chain community stakeholders. They, too, seem to reading from the same sheet of music on this issue.

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