The prevalent theme of rate gains for both truckload and intermodal freight movements remained fully intact in April, according to data in the most recent editions of the of the Truckload Linehaul Index and Intermodal Index from Cass Information Systems and Broughton Capital.
It’s an election year and Congress is counting the days until members can get out of town and try and get re-elected. But that hasn’t stopped thousands of Teamsters union retirees from lobbying Congress to solve the looming fiscal crisis regarding their multiemployer pensions.
Modex 2018, April 9-12, covered more than 300,000 net square feet of exhibit space on two show floors at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center with 900 exhibiting companies. The expo was co-located with the Georgia Logistics Summit. Here’s a look at some of the booths our editors visited.
In the current rush to digitize for operational efficiency, forwarders must not lose sight of immediate shipper needs. The transition must be smooth, valuable and completely transparent—but is that happening?
In today’s omni-channel, multiphase distribution environment, it’s no longer enough to simply load pallets onto a truck and ship them from point A to point B via a common carrier.
For manufacturing, ISM is estimating a 6.6% gain in 2018 revenue, which is ahead of the 5.1% reading in the December Semiannual report. On the non-manufacturing side, the report expects revenues to rise 3.2% in 2018.
Four of our top technology analysts offer their perspective on the latest buzz driving the next phase of the digital transformation.
On one hand, there are carriers, shippers, and other industry stakeholders asking Congress to change the national twin trailer standard from 28 feet to 33 feet, saying that such a move would have myriad benefits along the lines of improving productivity and increased vehicle safety, among other benefits. And on the other hand, is the…Details
With a 1.4-cent increase, the diesel average came in at $3.171, ahead of last week’s $3.157 average. What’s more, during this seven-week stretch of increases, the average has been above the $3 per gallon mark. And during that span the average has risen a cumulative 16.1 cents.
Procurement professionals have been upping their game in recent years. Those skills are going to come in handy in the years to come.