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By Jeff Berman · November 6, 2017
Full service 3PL and non asset-based 3PL services provider Pilot Freight Services said late last month that it has rolled out a new service that will transport ground cargo across the United Stated border into Mexico in a cost-effective manner.
By John D. Schulz · November 6, 2017
A late, unexpected victim of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma that slammed the southeastern United States was YRC Worldwide’s bottom line.
By Jeff Berman · November 3, 2017
The index ISM uses to measure non-manufacturing growth—known as the NMI—eked out a 0.3% increase to 60.1 (a reading above 50 indicates growth). While the increase was slight, this reading marks the highest reading the NMI has hit since the report’s inception in 2008, as well as the highest reading compared to pre-2008 composite index calculations, with an August 2005 high of 61.3.
By Patrick Burnson · November 3, 2017
The governing boards of the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach unanimously approved the 2017 Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Update yesterday, despite concerns voiced by logistics and supply chain specialists that the implementation may be unrealistic.
By Sara Pearson Specter · November 3, 2017
To address the AIDC challenges of e-commerce and omni-channel, labeling and marking suppliers are ensuring the information contained within each printed bar code is read with 100% accuracy every time.
By LM Staff · November 3, 2017
Carloads, at 1,065,777, were off 0.1%, or 1,220, annually and intermodal set a new monthly record with a 6.4% annual gain to 1,144,157.
By Sara Pearson Specter · November 3, 2017
Automated packaging system builds custom shipping cartons around single-, multi-line orders every seven seconds.
By MMH Staff · November 3, 2017
Modern Materials Handling's staff sat down for a short interview to discuss how technology is enabling a more connected and engaged workforce.
By Josh Bond · November 3, 2017
Given their higher operating costs, cold storage environments stand to benefit most from fleet management best practices.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · November 2, 2017
This award will honor the achievements of companies for advances in materials handling systems and equipment within manufacturing, distribution centers and warehouses.
By Jeff Berman · November 2, 2017
A trio of forward-thinking transportation concerns–TransRisk Inc., a provider of data intelligence and financial products serving the freight sector, Nodal Exchange LLC, a regulated derivatives exchange that offers more than 1,000 electric power and natural gas contracts on hundreds of unique locations allowing market participants to hedge against price risks in the United States, and DAT Solutions, recently announced they have partnered up on a first of its kind initiative in the form of an exchange focused on trucking freight futures and options on futures contracts.
By MMH Staff · November 2, 2017
Manufacturer saves money and ships confidently with nestable pallets.
By MMH Staff · November 2, 2017
Modern facility to support growth and expansion plans and will create 85 new jobs before 2019.
By MMH Staff · November 2, 2017
The solution accommodates the citrus company’s diverse products and packaging requirements.
By LM Staff · November 1, 2017
While manufacturing output remained on the right side of growth in October, the growth occurred at a slower rate relative to previous months, according to the October edition of the monthly Manufacturing Report on Business issued by the Institute for Supply Management.

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