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By Jeff Berman · December 9, 2016
The topic of driver turnover is always prevalent in trucking, and all of freight transportation and logistics to a larger extent, and it is typically viewed with a bit of apprehension, as the supporting data is almost always dire in highlighting the severity of the driver shortage. That is not to say that the driver shortage does not remain a significant issue, it does to be sure. But based on data issued by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), things don’t appear to be as bad as usual at least.
By Patrick Burnson · December 5, 2016
The outlook is stable for U.S. transportation infrastructure headed into next year though the sector is not without its uncertainties, part of which stem from the new Presidential administration’s plans for infrastructure according to Fitch Ratings in its 2017 outlook report.
By MMH Staff · December 5, 2016
Predictive analytics tools tie multiple data sources together to provide significant competitive advantages.
By Jeff Berman · December 2, 2016
What the most recent edition of the North American Freight Index clearly spells out is that the truckload spot market is heading on a growth path, showing sequential gains from July through November for the first time in five years, DAT observes that this is interesting on multiple levels, including how the Index typically peaks in June and then subsequently sees declines through the remainder of the calendar year, coupled with ramifications for 2017 shipper-carrier contract rates.
By Patrick Burnson · November 29, 2016
The nation’s two biggest ports – LA and Long Beach – are being used as beta models for PMSA’s effort to analyze container dwell time at all 12 international container terminals in San Pedro Bay.
By Patrick Burnson · November 28, 2016
As noted in reports generated at the recent annual meeting of the American Association of Port Authorities, there’s been a new effort by many members to establish more “granular” details on container throughput.
By Patrick Burnson · November 21, 2016
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) recently sent a multi-faceted document to President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team, outlining strategic investments in seaports and related freight transportation assets...thereby helping U.S. businesses better compete in markets at home and abroad.
By Patrick Burnson · November 18, 2016
Technology risk has been shifting from shippers to 3PL providers in 2016, and the trend may gather speed in the coming years, says Evan Armstrong, president of Armstrong & Associates.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2016
After turning a fiscal third quarter operating profit, or what would have been a profit save for a change in an accounting estimate, financial hardship remains intact for the United States Postal Service (USPS). And that comes in the form of the USPS stating earlier today it posted a Fiscal Year 2016 net loss of roughly $5.6 billion, which is steeper than a $5.1 billion net loss for Fiscal Year 2015.
By MMH Staff · November 15, 2016
How to delight buyers, drive sales and capitalize on the high-growth online channel.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 13, 2016
It really does feel like the dawn of a new era for the industry
By Jeff Berman · November 10, 2016
One of the things President-Elect Donald Trump made clear in his acceptance speech was that a national commitment to infrastructure cannot be ignored or overlooked.
By Michael Levans · November 8, 2016
One of the many benefits that Modern is able to bring to warehouse and distribution center professionals is its ability to tap into Peerless Research Group (PRG), our in-house division that has the power to survey more than 80,000 readers to offer the most comprehensive market snapshots available.
By Jeff Berman · November 7, 2016
Many times before in this space, especially in 2016, I have talked about the economy, specifically as it relates to the freight transportation and logistics sectors. And more often than not, the conclusions found center around the theme that more needs to happen, and even though the economy is “recovering,” it is not happening at enough of a quick clip.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 31, 2016
Now in its third year, ISM and Thomasnet are opening up the 30 Under 30 nominations to a global audience.

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