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By Jeff Berman · May 26, 2017
Oak Brook, Ill.-based freight freight transportation services provider Hub Group Inc. said yesterday its subsidiary, Hub Group Trucking Inc., has entered into an agreement to acquire Estenson Logistics LLC, a Mesa, Az.-based provider of dedicated freight transportation services, for roughly $306 million.
By MMH Staff · May 26, 2017
The Material Handling Education Foundation, Inc. (MHEFI) announces a call for nominations for three awards for 2018, the Norman L. Cahners Industry Award, the Reed-Apple Education Award and the MHEFI Exceptional Contribution Award.
By LM Staff · May 26, 2017
Rail carloads rose 6.4%to 260,115, and intermodal container and trailer volume increased 4.6% annually to 274,807.
By MMH Staff · May 25, 2017
In the past two years Dorner has acquired Geppert-Band, a German-based manufacturer of belt and modular belt conveyors; FlexMove, a Malaysia-based manufacturer of flexible chain conveyors; and opened an office in Ontario, Canada. The acquisition of Sautem better positions Dorner to continue growing its presence in Mexico and Latin America.
By MMH Staff · May 25, 2017
Heddles, Chairman and CEO of Tiffin Metal Products, Inc. and former member of the MHI Roundtable and Board of Governors, passed away in January. He also served on the Board of Directors of MHEFI, most recently as its Last Retiring President.
By Jeff Berman · May 25, 2017
As the digitization of freight forwarding is widely viewed as an ongoing process, a report issued this week by Freightos, a SaaS-enabled logistics technology provider focused on instant freight quotes for freight forwarders and shippers, highlights how the ongoing road towards digitization and will change customer service differentiation.
By Jeff Berman · May 24, 2017
A new report from supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates stated that 90% of Domestic Fortune 500 companies rely on third-party logistics (3PL) providers for outsourced logistics and supply chain services.
By Jeff Berman · May 24, 2017
While many key market themes remain intact as they relate to the industrial real estate market, there are also some apparent changes according to the May edition of CBRE’s “Americas Industrial & Logistics Trends Report.
By MMH Staff · May 24, 2017
The newest version of the Supply Chain Operations Reference model will address supply chain evolution.
By LM Staff · May 24, 2017
Freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics continues to take steps to beef up its driver fleet for its less-than-truckload (LTL) business, saying today it expects more than 150 trainees to complete courses at its United States-based driving schools in 2017.
By MMH Staff · May 24, 2017
High Road's latest acquisition is a leading provider of motive power solutions for the material handling and logistics industries.
By Jeff Berman · May 24, 2017
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage at 134 (2000=100) dropped 2.5% (its largest monthly contraction year-to-date), following declines of 1.1% in March and 0.1% in February.
By MMH Staff · May 24, 2017
Chain Business Insights, LLC, an independent research firm focused on the application of blockchain in supply chain management and trade finance, has released its first benchmark survey on blockchain in supply chain.
By MMH Staff · May 24, 2017
Data shared yesterday at the Sustainable Brands 2017 conference by Brambles, CHEP’s parent company, demonstrates the possibilities for zero waste and zero emissions economies.
By MMH Staff · May 24, 2017
This one-day event presents an opportunity for Maintenance Supervisors, Operations Managers, IT & Computer Room Engineers and Corporate Maintenance Staff to learn more about maximizing the productivity and reliability of their materials handling systems.

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