Partnering with a 3PL could be the best solution to improved visibility and lower costs over the long haul.
Providers that specialize and target a specific industry, geographical market, or will limit their service offering are referred to as niche 3PL’s. Here are some of the advantages to using a niche 3PL over a traditional provider.
Gartner analysts said in their report that Kuebix continues to build out its product capabilities in close relationship with its client base.
Rail carloads headed up 7.5% annually at 263,352, and intermodal trailers and containers increased 12.7% annually to 273,986 units.
January’s Freight TSI reading at 132.3 marks its second highest level ever recorded, with December 2017’s 132.8 (upwardly revised from an initial reading of 132.0) being the highest.
At the core of this relationship, the companies said that retailers using CommerceHub’s drop-ship platform and network to expand product selections will now be able to leverage Convey’s active delivery management offering to drive new revenue growth opportunities for various product categories that, they said, “require complex delivery orchestration,” for sectors like furniture, exercise equipment,…Details
In February, freight shipments and expenditures each saw annual gains, with shipments up for the 17th consecutive month and expenditures up for the 14th consecutive month.
FTR said that the January reading represents upward trajectory reflecting maxed out capacity and the accompanying rate increases being realized by carriers, adding that trucking conditions have been unusually strong in the first quarter with carriers approaching the most favorable environment they have experienced in 14 years.
Railroad service issues once again have the attention of the Department of Transportation’s Surface Transportation Board (STB), with STB Acting Chairman Ann Begeman and Vice Chairman Deb Miller penning letters to the top executives at the seven North American Class I railroads, requesting each carrier’s service outlook for both the near term and the rest…Details
Another strong earnings performance by FedEx was reported by the Memphis-based transportation and logistics titan late yesterday. Fiscal second quarter net income at $16.5 billion was up 9%, and earnings per share at $3.72, which topped Wall Street expectations of $3.11 per share. Quarterly operating income of $1.11 billion was up around 1%. FedEx said…Details