Carloads were up 4.6% at 261,898, and intermodal units headed up 3.1% at 263,007.
Dropoff just released the findings of its annual consumer survey on delivery and retail trends, noting that there’s a huge “expectations gap” between what products consumers want delivered same-day and what products they actually receive same-day.
A panel of supply chain leaders and technology experts gathered at the MODEX show in Atlanta this week to discuss the findings of the newly released 2018 MHI Annual Industry Report, citing 11 key technologies that are driving next generation supply chains, while also naming top barriers such as cyber-security and framing the business case…
March shipments, at 858,809, were down 0.2% annually, marking the first annual decline going back to February 2017’s 7.7% annual decline, with both of these months volumes impacted by the timing of the Asian Lunar New Year, with Panjiva noting that the resulting shortfall in products arriving on U.S. shores in the following weeks. For…
Rate gains for both truckload and intermodal activity remains an ongoing theme, based on data in the the most recent editions of the Truckload Linehaul Index and Intermodal Index from Cass Information Systems and Broughton Capital.
The survey is based on feedback from a comScore survey of more than 18,000 global online shoppers and was issued over the first three quarters of 2017. UPS said this study evaluated consumer shopping habits from pre-purchase to post-delivery, with respondents having made a minimum of two online purchases over a three-month timeframe.
XPO Connect provides shippers with what the company calls a single point of entry for visibility across various transportation modes in real time, which, in turn, helps shippers identify both time- and cost-saving opportunities.
The business rules and thinking of the industrial age won’t serve us well in the digital age, Andrew McAfee, co-founder and co-director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy, said at Tuesday’s MODEX keynote.
More than half of surveyed manufacturers expect digital supply networks will provide benefits, but only 28 percent have started implementing them
While railroad service issues clearly presented internal challenges for the Class I’s and external issues for rail shipper customers, it is the opinion of one industry observer that having the Class I’s offering up written responses to the STB does not really do a whole lot in terms of the big (service) picture.