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By John D. Schulz · December 11, 2015
The man behind the serial acquisitions that have made XPO Logistics the third-largest provider of multi-platform freight services in North America (after UPS and FedEx) says integration of its recent $3 billion purchase of the former Con-way Inc. is ahead of schedule and going better than planned.
By MMH Staff · December 10, 2015
Frost & Sullivan research indicates increased modernization, standardization and collaboration.
By Jeff Berman · December 10, 2015
The objective of the rule, according to FMCSA, is to strengthen commercial truck and bus drivers’ compliance with hours-of-service (HOS) regulations that combat fatigue. The rule will take full effect on December 10, 2017, two years after the date of the final rule being issued.
By LM Staff · December 10, 2015
The most recent edition of the Trucking Conditions Index (TCI) from freight transportation forecasting firm FTR showed a decline from September to October, the most recent month for which data is available, but the firm said it was not unexpected, as market conditions are poised to improve in 2016 in tandem with potentially tight capacity in the second half of next year.
By MMH Staff · December 10, 2015
Shipments up 3.8% when compared to October 2014 sales.
By LM Staff · December 10, 2015
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.4 percent from September to October. The October Freight TSI, at 123.2, was slightly behind the all-time high of 123.5 reached in November 2014 and is 0.5 percent ahead of September’s 122.7.
By John D. Schulz · December 10, 2015
The $305 billion, five-year highway spending bill passed in a rare bipartisan show of cooperation and signed by President Barack Obama on Dec. 3 is kind of like an old Clint Eastwood film. It contains the good, the bad and the ugly.
By Patrick Burnson · December 9, 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that air cargo volumes rose just 0.5% in October compared to a year ago.
By Jeff Berman · December 9, 2015
The December 2015 Semiannual Economic Forecast issued yesterday by the Institute for Supply Management took on two items that have been prevalent in addressing current trends in the form of: sharply lower oil prices the strength of the U.S. dollar. Each question was presented to the ISM’s manufacturing and non-manufacturing member respondents.
By MMH Staff · December 9, 2015
Conference includes a track devoted to the use of robotics in manufacturing and logistics.
By Jeff Berman · December 9, 2015
The theme for the 2015 holiday season in terms of holiday season import cargo volumes could well be “holding steady,” according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By MMH Staff · December 9, 2015
Forecast suggests domestic strength will offset global headwinds; materials handling equipment investment growth to remain weak over the next three to six months.
By Patrick Burnson · December 9, 2015
The proposed acquisition of Singapore’s APL by the French giant CMA CGM would be the largest consolidation move in the history of the container shipping industry, based on the size of the fleet operated by the acquired company, according to Alphaliner – a Paris-based think tank.
By LM Staff · December 9, 2015
With a 4.5 cent decline, the average price per gallon now stands at $2.379 which is a mere 2.7 cents above the lowest weekly average going back to June 1, 2009, when it was as $2.352 per gallon. Over this four-week stretch of declines, diesel has fallen a cumulative 12.3 cents.
By Jeff Berman · December 8, 2015
Despite what can be viewed as continually fluctuating economic conditions, the December 2015 Semiannual Economic Forecast presented an optimistic outlook for the the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in 2016.

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