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By LM Staff · August 1, 2015
As we roll deeper into 2015, the longer-haul less-than-truckload (LTL) sector remains solidly profitable overall. Carriers in this category are seeing capacity closely aligned with demand, and with significant barriers to entry in the sector, little additional capacity is expected in the near future.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2015
According to the reporting of our veteran trucking correspondent John Schulz, the truckload sector now accounts for about 37 percent of total freight transportation spending in the U.S.—and is by far the largest single piece of the trucking market.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2015
As Jeff Berman recently reported in our 2015 Rail/Intermodal Roundtable, the many service performance issues that faced the nation’s rail networks over this past winter and into early spring are clearly on the mend—and that’s great news for shippers heading into the peak season.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2015
On the heels of the labor disruptions on the U.S. West Coast in late 2014 and early 2015, as well as less dramatic port congestion issues in Europe and Asia, delays to containerized cargo movement have been the subject of many of our news stories and features over the last year—and understandably so.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2015
As Executive Editor Patrick Burnson has been reporting over the last few years, the ocean shipping industry has been navigating tumultuous waters as shippers have worked diligently to control costs at the same time that trade has witnessed a spotty recovery in the face of global financial troubles.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2015
According to the latest figures compiled by the third-party logistics consultancy Armstrong & Associates, major domestic 3PL players posted double-digit growth in 2014, with more of the same in this year’s forecast.
By LM Staff · August 1, 2015
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently announced an upward revision of its 2015 industry outlook to a $29.3 billion net profit.
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2015
In many cases, big ERP is going head-to-head with the supply chain management software best-of-breed mainstays—and is now making significant investments to add even more functionality to the toolbox.
By Patrick Burnson · August 1, 2015
Logistics professionals continue to believe that supply chain risks vary by region. However, the shipping/sourcing relocation decisions are becoming even more complex as the resiliency and relative strength of the perceived emerging leaders continues to wane.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
Having sprouted from mere lift truck maintenance, fleet management is now budding into a powerful and integral part of labor management.
By Bob Trebilcock · August 1, 2015
Lift trucks used to be about brawn. The lift truck of the future will be about intelligence, automation and software. And, the future is closer than you think.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
Currency conversions obscure some sizable revenue gains among foreign companies, but overall growth in unit sales matches 2013’s strong performance.
By Bridget McCrea · August 1, 2015
Lift truck purchases remain steady in 2015 as companies look to upgrade or replace vehicles while also putting more into their training, technology and maintenance programs.
<p>Smart glasses can speed up order picking by allowing hands-free operation and keeping pickers focused on value-added picking tasks.</p> By Roberto Michel · August 1, 2015
Data collection devices for the warehouse have long been RF enabled and mobile, but heavily focused on simple data capture routines. Now tablets, smart phones and other devices are supporting richer apps and management activity, while wearable, wireless printers give warehouse workers the capability to perform efficient, on-demand printing.
By Josh Bond · August 1, 2015
Having sprouted from mere lift truck maintenance, fleet management is now budding into a powerful and integral part of labor management.

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