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By Bob Trebilcock · October 14, 2015
You might wonder what a materials handling guy was doing at a planning conference. But with a new certification in transportation, logistics and distribution, APICS is becoming relevant to our industry.
By Jeff Berman · October 13, 2015
There are so many ways to analyze the state of truckload capacity, and on top of that there is, perhaps, no other facet of freight transportation that is so directly impacted by myriad moving parts, whether it be driver availability, rates, demand, weather, the economy, and, of course, federal regulations, among others.
By Patrick Burnson · October 12, 2015
With the sinking of the El Faro last week, and the resulting deaths of its entire crew of 33, the viability of the Jones Act is again being called into question.
By Jeff Berman · October 8, 2015
The NRF is calling for 2015 holiday sales to see a 3.7 percent annual gain to $630.5 billion, which comfortably outpaces the ten-year average of 2.5 percent.
By Patrick Burnson · October 7, 2015
More than 20 U.S. port authority officials and their key staff, representing seaports from all four U.S. coasts, will gather on October 8 to meet with Congressional leadership to discuss the upcoming surface transportation bill and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ navigation budget.
By Patrick Burnson · September 29, 2015
Ocean freight rates for cargo moving under contracts on the major East-West routes have seen a sharp reduction since the beginning of the year
By Patrick Burnson · September 28, 2015
Driven by the expansion of international trade and major new trade agreements, the worldwide market for Global Trade Management (GTM) will continue its strong growth over the forecast period, according to a new ARC Advisory Group study.
By Patrick Burnson · September 23, 2015
The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index saw a fourth consecutive month of decline in September.
By Patrick Burnson · September 22, 2015
Ever-evolving logistics management business models have driven significant change in the Domestic Transportation Management (DTM)/Freight Brokerage landscape
By Patrick Burnson · September 21, 2015
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis is presenting testimony to the Oakland City Council today that questions the wisdom of a proposal to expand the Port of Oakland’s coal-export capacity at the Oakland Army Base Redevelopment project.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 20, 2015
It's all about turning data into information and providing context.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 17, 2015
At its first user conference, Honeywell unveiled its vision for sensing and data collection technologies in the future - move beyond devices to software, analysis and value.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 15, 2015
Materials handling automation just may be a big part of the answer to the talent shortage.
By Bob Trebilcock · September 14, 2015
At the 30th annual Material Handling & Logistics Conference in Park City, Utah, the discussions have focused on automation; the importance of keeping those systems running; and the talent shortage impacting every industry.
By Patrick Burnson · September 14, 2015
The California State Senate is withholding pay raises that would have exceeded Pilot's current take home pay of more than $450,000 per annum.

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