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By Jeff Berman · December 22, 2016
So, while we have just a few days before 2016 is officially in the books, now is a good time to take a look at some of the notable logistics happenings of 2016. This compilation below is made up of some of the key stories, trends, themes and otherwise.
By Shornda Cadore · December 20, 2016
As it ramps up production of a new jet engine, Pratt & Whitney needs to do more than shore up its supply base. It is changing its recruiting tactics, according to its senior director of supply management.
By Patrick Burnson · December 15, 2016
With THE Alliance Agreement finally approved by U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle explains why he voted to take no further action and allow THE Alliance Agreement to take effect on December 19th.
By Mike Levans · December 13, 2016
I find it inspiring when our System Report focuses on an organization that “walks it like it talks it,” especially when its aspirational mission is truly reflected in its actions, its operations, and its overall business strategy.
By Josh Bond · December 13, 2016
Attachments can impact a forklift’s rated capacity, but by how much? Too many equipment users don’t know the answer. Lift truck safety equipment to help reduce risk. Forklift safety features
By Bob Trebilcock · December 13, 2016
Craig Porter, president of The Renaissance Companies, has built distribution centers in Phoenix for some of the country’s best-known companies. Still, he says, the REI building stands out.
By Jeff Berman · December 13, 2016
A report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that the uptick in e-commerce may be taking its toll to a degree, with the companies “straining to keep up with holiday shipping volumes that have blown past expectations, delaying the delivery of some of the millions of online orders shoppers have placed since Thanksgiving.”
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.

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