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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Rollercoaster demand levels and uneven freight volumes in 2013 created havoc in one of the more complicated years on record. In 2014, shippers will need to manage with all the savvy and experience that they can muster to get the capacity they need at a rate that’s fair.

The $35 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) market, benefitting from a rebound in the U.S. industrial sector, is enjoying a renaissance after five lean years. And leading LTL executives say it’s about time.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

While truckload shippers can brace for modest rate increases in the 2 percent to 4 percent range in 2014, carrier executives and analysts say that the boost will only offset the consistently rising costs that continue to hamper the sector.
Posted on 01/01 at 08:00 PM
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Shippers who are facing pricing pressure from driver shortages, new regulations, and rising fuel and equipment costs frequently ask me: “How can we get the carriers to be more efficient?” I interpret more as: “How can I save money without suffering from poor service?”
Posted on 01/01 at 08:00 AM
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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The drive to capture the business benefits of low cost country sourcing has far out-paced the processes and systems needed to efficiently manage the global supply chain. A recent survey by Aberdeen identified that higher than expected transportation expenses was the primary factor in landed cost budget variances.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

This new offering is “designed to deliver optimized solutions that remove waste, create new efficiencies, and introduce Lean continuous improvement processes to transportation network operations.”

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Research by students at the MIT showed that shippers who aggregated low volume lanes acquired favorable pricing.
Posted on 09/21 at 01:21 AM
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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Following a proposed multi-year transportation reauthorization by the Republican Leadership of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works has unveiled an outline for its take on new legislation.

Monday, October 25, 2010

As part of their commitment to environmental stewardship, Hamburg Süd and Aliança have decided to extend their tests with low-sulphur fuels to include Asia.
Posted on 10/25 at 03:03 PM
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

More good news surfaced in the domestic rail sector yesterday as Norfolk Southern Corporation reported second-quarter 2010 net income earnings.


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