FedEx and national drugstore chain Walgreen Co. said yesterday that they are collaborating on a FedEx package pickup and drop-off services, which are now available at more than 7,500 United States-based Walgreens stores. The companies said this announcement comes on the heels of a long-term alliance agreement announced earlier this year “to offer convenient access…Details
In another sign of the increasing relevance of blockchain technology on freight transportation and logistics, UPS said today it has become a member of the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance, which is a forum for the development of blockchain technology standards and education for the freight sector.
A late, unexpected victim of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma that slammed the southeastern United States was YRC Worldwide’s bottom line.
Full service 3PL and non asset-based 3PL services provider Pilot Freight Services said late last month that it has rolled out a new service that will transport ground cargo across the United Stated border into Mexico in a cost-effective manner.
While San Pedro Bay megaports were making headlines with their celebrated “Zero Emission Mandate,” the Port of Oakland has been implementing the second part of its freight-hauler operation to clear the air.
Last week’s UPS third quarter earnings call was as busy as it gets in many ways. Not only did the transportation and logistics bellwether talk about its quarterly results, which were very strong to be sure, it also talked about its planned 2018 rate increases, a recent acquisition, and, not to be overlooked, its Peak…Details
Carloads, at 1,065,777, were off 0.1%, or 1,220, annually and intermodal set a new monthly record with a 6.4% annual gain to 1,144,157.
The governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update yesterday, despite concerns voiced by logistics and supply chain specialists that the implementation may be unrealistic.
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—eked out a 0.3% increase to 60.1 (a reading above 50 indicates growth). While the increase was slight, this reading marks the highest reading the NMI has hit since the report’s inception in 2008, as well as the highest reading compared to pre-2008 composite index…Details
An inside look at how a large pharmaceutical firm transformed its vendor and supplier relationships into true, collaborative partnerships—and greatly strengthened its logistics and supply chain operations in the process.