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
Logistics is more than getting freight in the right places at the right time. It is becoming a strategic corporate weapon to achieve market share advantages. That’s what one high-end appliance maker is proving. Miele Logistics Company Growth
Advancements in operational technology and robotics are becoming key differentiators for our nation’s leading ocean cargo gateways. At the same time, increasing numbers of port terminals are using higher levels of automation to improve productivity and efficiency. Top Ports by volume in 2017, United States Ports by Volume, Top US ports by TEUs, Busiest Ports…Details
Belief in the benefit of digital supply chains may be widespread, but it’s less clear how to create one. Fortunately for those seeking a path forward, there are methodologies for assessing which digital capabilities hold the highest value potential. Implementing Digital Supply Chain, Digitization in the Supply Chain,
Oil prices will continue to face upward pressure, and—perhaps even more importantly—oil prices will become even more sensitive to geopolitical disruptions. Oil and Gas Trends 2018, Energy Prices 2018, Supply Chain Fuel rates, Trucking Fuel
Rail carloads in April headed up 3.3%, or 34,020 carloads, to 1,051,026 carloads, compared to April 2017, and intermodal containers and trailers increased by 5.1%, or 103,650 units, to 2,150,026.
YRC reported consolidated operating revenue for first quarter of $1.215 billion and a consolidated operating loss of $4.3 million, which included a $3.2 million loss on property disposals. By comparison, YRC’s 2017 first quarter included operating revenue of $1.171 billion and $300,000 consolidated operating income, which included a $2.7 million loss on property disposals.
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI–dropped 2.0% to 56.8 (a reading above 50 indicates growth) in April. The April NMI is 0.08% below the 12-month average of 56.8.
Everywhere you look, the last mile delivery market seems to be heating up. And a report published by Reuters yesterday could be labeled as the latest example of that. The report indicated that UPS is currently in talks with Omaha, Nebraska-based truckload and logistics services provider Werner Enterprises to “launch launch an in-home delivery service…Details
In this webinar we’ve gathered four of our top technology analysts to offer their perspective on the latest tech buzz driving the next phase of the digital transformation.