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By Patrick Burnson · September 8, 2015
Container shipping companies have had plenty of reasons to avoid inbound calls to California’s Port of Oakland and Port of Richmond this year, including labor disruptions caused by truckers and longshoremen. But the latest concern is being generated by a group of waterfront professionals who are only too eager to work…for extraordinary salaries.
By Patrick Burnson · September 4, 2015
While shippers ready themselves for the long Labor Day weekend, we’d like to remind them that new security and compliance regulations are - as always – looming ahead.
By Jeff Berman · September 2, 2015
Putting the renewed strength in the truckload market into a very positive perspective is a report issued by Avondale Partners analyst Donald Broughton, which was released yesterday. Entitled, “Q2’15 Trucking Capacity; Goldilocks Era Continues,” Broughton explained that in the second quarter only 70 truckload fleets failed, or exited the business. That number may seem high to some, but it is not, especially when you consider that the second quarter of 2014 saw more than five times as many truckload carriers, 375 to be exact, exit the business.
By Jeff Berman · August 31, 2015
As the calendar turns to September and we approach 2015’s final third, there are, as usual, many things that require our attention from a freight transportation, logistics, and supply chain perspective.
By Josh Bond · August 31, 2015
Study illustrates how worker and pallet location can influence stress on back muscles and provides suggestions for improvement.
By Patrick Burnson · August 27, 2015
While the Port of Oakland agrees that Saturday gate operations might ease congestion, they have a few "concerns" of their own
By Patrick Burnson · August 25, 2015
The city and Port of New Orleans have been roaring back since the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina struck ten years ago.
By Jeff Berman · August 20, 2015
When news broke last week regarding the Chinese government’s decision to devalue, its dollar, known as the Yuan, by nearly two percent, it sent a ripple throughout the global economy in a few different ways.
By Jeff Berman · August 17, 2015
Truckload brokerage services are in high demand by shippers, and this comes at a time in which diesel prices have been dropping for more than two months, coupled with available truckload capacity looser than it was a year ago at this time a year ago.
By MMH Staff · August 10, 2015
The annual event's positive impact is already being felt as the industry works to attract and retain talent.
By Jeff Berman · August 7, 2015
Senator Tom Carper has introduced a bill call the TRAFFIC Relief Act, which pledges to raise U.S. gasoline and diesel taxes (that have remained at current levels of 23.4 cents for diesel and 18.4 cents for gasoline since 1993), as well as expand tax credits, too.
By Jeff Berman · August 6, 2015
A white paper takes a deep dive into exploring the dynamics of shipper-3PL relationships, with an eye on limiting the "commoditization" of 3PL services.
By Patrick Burnson · August 5, 2015
The once bitter rivalry between the ports of Tacoma and Seattle seems to have come to an end as both parties have entered into a joint marketing program designed to leverage the Puget Sound’s logistical advantage.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2015
Satish Jindel, president of Pittsburgh-based SJ Consulting, says that one way for LTL carriers to improve both their bottom lines and overall productivity is to get a better grasp on the cost of handling a shipment and the pricing they have for it.
By Jeff Berman · July 30, 2015
As has been noted in recent coverage on this site in regards to Peak Season, one underlying theme has been, and remains, how Peak Season is not what it used to be. That is not to say there will not be any Peak Season-related activity. Make no mistake, there will be and things driving it from the seasonal nature of business activity and cargo flows to higher demand and increased e-commerce activity, among others.

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