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By LM Staff · September 11, 2015
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.6 percent from June to July, following a 0.3 percent decline from May to June.
By LM Staff · September 11, 2015
Carloads were off 0.4 percent annually at 287,339, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 17 percent compared to the same week last year at 279,867.
By Jeff Berman · September 9, 2015
With the holiday season quickly approaching, gains in imports are following, according to the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By Jeff Berman · September 9, 2015
Earlier today, the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), a trade union representing pilots at UPS, said its leadership has called on its 2,528 members to authorize a pilot strike against UPS. It said that if this gets membership approval, the IPA’s five-member executive board would be able to request a release from federally-mediated negotiations with UPS
By LM Staff · September 9, 2015
With a 2 cent gain to $2.534 per gallon, the national weekly average price is up for the first time since it increased from $2.904 the week of May 18 to $2.914 the week of May 25.
By Patrick Burnson · September 9, 2015
Carriers see a bottom in the market, expect pent-up Q4 demand ahead, as rates hover at or near below-cost levels.
By MMH Staff · September 9, 2015
July 2015 shipments up 5% when compared to July 2014 sales.
By Jeff Berman · September 8, 2015
While railroads and other industry-related entities have made it clear that the Congressionally-mandated December 31, 2015 deadline for Unites States freight and passenger railroads to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) is unlikely to be met on time, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) said today that chances of it happening are bleak.
By Patrick Burnson · September 8, 2015
According to a recent study by Prologis Research, evolving trade patterns, along with advances in technology and the expansion of e-commerce, reinforce the value proposition of core market locations.
<p>At Supply Chain Outlook Summit 2015, Rosemary Coates will detail the progress of the reshoring movement and what it means to US manufacturing.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 7, 2015
Half of large U.S. companies are bringing some of their manufacturing processes back onshore, with a significant effect on global procurement, logistics, trade, and manufacturing strategies. Is your supply chain ready for the global supply chain evolution?
By MMH Staff · September 4, 2015
Supply chain simulation game facilitates collaboration between millennials and seasoned professionals.
By LM Staff · September 4, 2015
United States Class I carloads were down 56,104 carloads–or 4.6 percent annually–at 1,115,957 in August, and intermodal containers and trailers were up 3.6 percent--or 38,617 units- at 1,114,370.
By Jeff Berman · September 4, 2015
A new report from Chicago-based freight transportation and logistics consultancy CarrierDirect released this week examines current freight market conditions and what logistics and supply chain stakeholders need to do and know in order to stay one step ahead of the competition.
<p>Rob Handfield will detail the key contributions procurement can provide at the Supply Chain Outlook Summit 2015</p> By Bob Trebilcock · September 3, 2015
You’ve heard the old saying, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Rob Handfield sees this as the best of times for procurement professionals, who have an opportunity to deliver real value to their organizations.
By Jeff Berman · September 3, 2015
While core metrics were down from a very impressive July, the August edition of the Non-Manufacturing Report on Business from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) was still very strong.

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