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Monday, November 21, 2011
Company officials said that with this expansion U.S. Xpress now has 110 reefer trucks in service—since entering this market around March 2011— and they expect to expand its fleet to 250 by the middle of 2012.
Friday, November 11, 2011
A new indicator for truckload pricing, which was recently introduced by Cass Information Systems, the largest payer of freight bills with more than $17 billion in annual freight spend, and investment firm Avondale Partners, disclosed this week that per-mile truckload pricing saw significant gains in October.
Tuesday, November 01, 2011
Since I acquired a second home in Vermont this year, my car has new tires and adjustments have been made to my brakes. Once again, I have become an active traveler on America’s busy interstate system; and what I have observed on these highways reminds me not only about the challenges that logistics professionals have in qualifying and selecting safe carriers, but the direct and indirect breadth of your safety responsibilities and oversight.
Saturday, October 01, 2011
By re-engineering its supply chain, the fashion retailer reduced transportation expense, lowered store operating costs, enhanced labor planning, improved communication with its vendors, and was the hands-down winner of the 2011 NASSTRAC Shipper of the Year Award.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Non asset-based third-party logistics services provider Road Runner Transportation Services (RRTS) continued its aggressive rate of acquisitions this week, announcing it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire the outstanding stock of Prime Logistics Corporation for roughly $97.5 million.
Friday, July 29, 2011
Second quarter earnings for Echo Global Logistics, a non-asset based freight brokerage company and a provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services, were strong, with total revenue up 37.9 percent at $151.5 million.
Friday, July 01, 2011
The cost of the U.S. business logistics system jumped up 10.4 percent in 2010, making up more than half of the preceding year’s decline. But don’t expect gains like this to continue as the economy begins to slow and all four transportation modes scramble to make adjustments during this period of unprecedented volatility.
Tight capacity, more regulation, major concerns
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As we turn the corner towards a lasting recovery, we’re reminded of the columns that we wrote in the recent past signaling the shifts in partnerships between shippers and transportation providers—specifically on the rates and services “dance” and potential capacity tension.