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By Patrick Burnson · February 3, 2015
Judging by the follow-up questions we received, we’ve hit only the tip of the ice berg. John Larkin of Stifel Nicolaus answers attendees questions relating to the Truckload and Less-Than-Truckload sector.
By Patrick Burnson · January 30, 2015
The tired cliché of “Perfect Storm,” is probably lost on East Coast shippers now weathering fierce winter winds and snow, but the expression still has currency on the Pacific Rim.
By Jeff Berman · January 29, 2015
When it comes to Congress actually getting its act together on a new long-term federal transportation bill, things remain as status quo as it gets, with the big takeaway being nothing really ever gets done, when it comes to passing a badly overdue and needed bill, rather than these band-aid extensions Congress keeps signing off on.
By Jeff Berman · January 29, 2015
With lower energy prices sparking domestic economic gains, coupled with solid manufacturing and industrial production activity, improving jobs numbers, and a GDP number that shows progress, there is much to be enthused about when it comes to the economy . But that enthusiasm needs to be tempered, because big headline themes seldom tell the full story.
By Jeff Berman · January 28, 2015
With lower energy prices sparking domestic economic gains, coupled with solid manufacturing and industrial production activity, improving jobs numbers, and a GDP number that shows progress, there is, or there should be, much to be enthused about when it comes to the economy and the economic recovery, which has been raised and discussed and dissected from basically every angle possible, it seems. But that enthusiasm regarding the economy needs to be tempered, because big headline themes seldom tell the full story at all really.
By Patrick Burnson · January 27, 2015
The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing employers at 29 ports, and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents 20,000 dockworkers, have come to a tentative agreement on a key issue in ongoing contract negotiations.
By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2015
A global logistics hub envisioned for Oakland's decommissioned army base takes a big step forward beginning today. The Port of Oakland and Union Pacific Railroad start construction to link the site with UP’s main line.
By Jeff Berman · January 16, 2015
Holiday package deliveries faced a far less bumpy road in 2014 compared to 2013.
<p>A mobile robot pick pieces at RDC<br /></p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 14, 2015
The technology is here. But, what does it take to convince the early adopters?
<p>A piece picking robot recently completed a pilot at Rochester Drug Cooperative</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 13, 2015
The development of a piece picking robot began with a trip through the desert
<p>IBM’s latest survey finds that consumer attitudes are outstripping consumer behaviors when it comes to online shopping.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 13, 2015
IBM’s latest study on consumer behavior highlights the importance of best-in-class processes in the DC in the age of e-commerce
By Jeff Berman · January 12, 2015
A Reuters report issued last week noted that the U.S. transportation and shipping network faced its “first big test of the winter” last week, which saw very cold and low wind chill-based conditions throughout muck of the country, with Midwest temperatures were sub-zero but feeling more like 20-to-40 below, due to the wind.
<p>Iam Robotics piece-picking robot recently completed a pilot at Rochester Drug Cooperative.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · January 11, 2015
A pilot project in Rochester, New York, may be a precursor of what robots will look like in the warehouse of the future.
By Patrick Burnson · January 6, 2015
Federal mediators will begin working with the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union to ratify a new contract.
By Jeff Berman · January 5, 2015
The ISM reported that the PMI, the report’s key index to measure growth, dropped 3.2 percent to 55.5 (a PMI of 50 or greater represents growth). Even with this decline, the PMI remains in a decent spot over all. December’s PMI is 0.3 percent below the 12-month average of 55.8 and 3.6 percent below its highest reading, going back to the 59.1 recorded in March 2011.

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