As we have for the past 29 years, the Logistics Management editorial team has devoted a large portion of our July issue to putting context around the “Annual State of Logistics Report (SoL)”—and we continue to do so for good reason.
Voice-directed picking and other types of voice solutions are proven in warehouse environments. But suppliers are now out to make voice-directed work even more productive with analytics and optimization, as well as improvements to the voice recognition engines.
As if higher rates and capacity shortages weren’t enough to worry about, shippers must now deal with a pending trade war, import/export uncertainties and increasing scrutiny from C-suite executives. Shippers now face a steep climb to keep budgets and service levels intact.
Most every December, in this space, we take a look at the logistics year in review. It is always fun to look back to see what some of the key themes were over the course of the year. But this year Newsroom Notes is taking a look at the “year to date,” rather than the…Details
U.S. rail carloads headed up 2.0%, or 21,098 carloads, to 1,080,769, and U.S. intermodal containers and trailers in June were up 6.3%, or 68,689 units, at 1,159,973.
As was the case in its previous edition, the Port Tracker report issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates expects United States-bound retail container shipments to set a new record in July. Two of the drivers for the expected gains, according to the report, are increasing consumer demand and…Details
The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), issued a warning last week that families and workers in the U.S. “will be most impacted” by the proposed tariffs targeting consumer products from China, and U.S. exports to the European Union, Canada, Mexico, and China.Details
As the economy and GDP grows, so too does container volume. But some North American ports are capitalizing on their competitive advantages and growing faster than the overall market.
At a time when trade Pacific Rim trade relations remain tenuous at best, the Port of Oakland recently made a significant overture to Japan for strengthening its business relationship.
Trump backs pilot program to permit 18- to 20-year-olds to drive heavy trucks in interstate commerce
Is allowing 18-to-20 year-olds to drive an 80,000-pound truck in interstate commerce the solution to the driver shortage? The Trump administration thinks so. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, joined Sen. Deb Fischer, R- Neb., and Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., to announce that the Department of Transportation will launch a pilot program to permit 18-to-20 year-olds…Details