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By Jeff Berman · August 14, 2017
Trucking industry revenues for 2016 came in at $676.2 billion, which equates into 79.8%, or basically four-fifths of total U.S. freight spend.
By Patrick Burnson · July 28, 2017
With voting by longshore workers complete, early returns show a majority of International Longshore and Warehouse Union members agreeing to a three-year contract extension with the Pacific Maritime Association.
By Jeff Berman · July 28, 2017
In recent days, there have been movements, both pro and con, relating to the December implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD).
By Patrick Burnson · July 27, 2017
The Florida Ports Security and Technology Conference, taking place September 12 and 13 in Orlando, Florida, will provide an exclusive platform for major seaport security operators and world-renowned solution providers to come together and explore ways to harness and optimize protection systems.
By Patrick Burnson · July 26, 2017
​Amazon has more than 50,000 jobs available and expects to hire thousands of employees at the nation’s largest job fair
By Jeff Berman · July 26, 2017
Online retail behemoth Amazon is many different things to many people, but one thing all other retailers have in common when it comes to Amazon is that they are falling behind and at a rapid pace in many cases. That essentially served as the thesis of recent research report issued by AlixPartners, entitled “No, you can’t compete with Amazon. Stop trying.” That is a title that clearly leaves nothing on the table to be sure, but it is justified in more than a few ways.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 24, 2017
The deal gives Korber AG a foothold in the U.S. market
By Patrick Burnson · July 19, 2017
Two agreements related to the west coast and trade flows between the United States and Asia were addressed today by the Federal Maritime Commission during a regularly scheduled meeting, as were recent developments regarding government linked ocean carriers.
By Jeff Berman · July 12, 2017
The White House’s budget blueprint, which was released in March, and the House Appropriations Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2018 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development funding bill have a common theme in that both are clear in saying it is time to say goodbye to the tiger. Make that TIGER actually the acronym for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recover discretionary grant program.
By Patrick Burnson · July 10, 2017
Thanks to recent advances in information technology, there’s never been such a wealth of facts and analytics captured by today’s research firms. But the sheer volume of these numbers can easily overwhelm logistics managers.
By Jeff Berman · July 7, 2017
In the name of too much government intervention or, perhaps restrictive regulations, President Trump made it clear upon taking office that too many regulations are bad for the nation’s business. But when it came to a pending regulation calling for the requirement of electronic limiting of truck speeds, it seemed clear that the writing was on the wall for that regulation to not see the light of day, which remains the case still today.
By Patrick Burnson · July 5, 2017
Logistics managers in the manufacturing sector should welcome a bout of "fairly solid" growth after two lackluster and lethargic years (2015–16), observe economists for IHS Markit.
By Bob Trebilcock · July 3, 2017
Automotive OEM HIROTEC AMERICA is taking the first steps towards lights out manufacturing with robotics
By Patrick Burnson · June 29, 2017
A handful of U.S. ports could see their ratings change over the next year, according to Fitch Ratings in its latest U.S. Ports Peer Review.
By Jeff Berman · June 29, 2017
While this week’s SMC3 Connections conference in Palm Beach, Florida primarily focused on all things supply chain, freight transportation and logistics, the opening keynote of the event given by Mike Walsh, CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy, offered up a bit of a different perspective, with themes largely applicable to the business and commerce world we live in on a daily basis.

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