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By Patrick Burnson · November 22, 2017
After much anticipation, “a trucker’s market” is due to finally arrive in 2018, says Stifel Nicolaus trucking analyst John Larkin, although he cautions that supply and demand is tight across the industry as the domestic economy continues to grow at a slow, steady pace.
By Jeff Berman · November 22, 2017
Spot market activity, in terms of metrics like loads, capacity, and rates, continues to show very positive momentum, according to DAT Solutions. In the most recent edition of its Trendlines report, DAT said that the number of loads posted on the spot market increased 7.4% for the week ending November 18 compared to the week ending November 11, while the number of trucks posted remained flat.
By Gary Forger · November 22, 2017
Don’t look for completely autonomous vehicles on your local roadways in the next few months unless you live in the Phoenix area. But do expect this unprecedented corporate R&D project to impact all of our lives over the next few years
By LM Staff · November 22, 2017
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that United States trade with its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners, Canada and Mexico saw headed up September, the most recent month for which data is available. Rising 3.6% to $94.4 billion, September stands as the 11th consecutive month of increases.
By MMH Staff · November 22, 2017
Partnership combines Optricity's slotting algorithms and patented processes with Bastian Solutions’ expertise in facility layout and design.
By MMH Staff · November 21, 2017
Cobot solutions used in order picking and placing, palletizing and depalletizing, and kitting and bagging alongside human operators.
By MMH Staff · November 21, 2017
New facility to accommodate 200 new IT positions focused on application engineering development.
By Jeff Berman · November 21, 2017
The American Trucking Associations (ATA) reported today in its Truck Tonnage Index that October trucking volumes saw decent momentum, coming off of September declines.
By Jeff Berman · November 21, 2017
A recently released survey by Convey, an Austin, Texas-based provider of cloud-based technology that helps shippers connect disparate data and processes from parcel to freight and first to last mile, highlighted the many delivery-related pain points consumers deal with, especially around the holidays, as well as their delivery and service expectations.
By LM Staff · November 21, 2017
Following multiple weeks of gains, the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline saw a slight decline this week, according to data issued by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). With a 0.3-cent decline, the current price per gallon average now stands at $2.912.
By Patrick Burnson · November 21, 2017
Oro, Inc., the creator of OroCommerce, a popular ecommerce platform designed for B2B merchants, today announced a global partnership with Bolloré Logistics, one of the world’s largest logistics and transportation providers
By Jeff Berman · November 20, 2017
ShipStation, an Austin Texas, based provider of Web-based e-commerce shipping services, recently announced it has rolled out a new offering, entitled the ShipStation Fulfillment Program, which it said provides parcel shippers with vetted options for outsourcing parcel fulfillment.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 20, 2017
With its second U.S. acquisition in six months, European technology leader, Koerber Group pushes further into the North American market.
By Jeff Berman · November 17, 2017
A recent study issued by Houston-based Comtrex Inc. takes a deep dive into capturing insight regarding how the commodity shipping industry places a high priority on transportation management initiatives as they related to buying, selling storing, and servicing railcars.
By Bob Trebilcock · November 17, 2017
With its second U.S. acquisition in six months, European technology leader, Koerber Group pushes further into the North American market.

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