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By Jeff Berman · August 17, 2017
Like the summer weather in many parts of the country, the current state of the truckload contract and spots market remains in a good spot. That’s the word from DAT Solutions, a subsidiary of Roper Industries, based on different data sets it has issued throughout this summer for different periods.
By MMH Staff · August 16, 2017
Villa brings more than 20 years of automation experience in sales management and global business management roles in Brazil, Mexico and the United States.
By Jeff Berman · August 16, 2017
Earlier this week, non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider Transplace said it has selected TPG Capital, the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG, as its new equity partner. Transplace officials said that TPG will acquire Transplace from Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, Transplace’s equity partner going back to May 2013, when it acquired
By MMH Staff · August 16, 2017
The Lift Manufacturers Product Group (LIFT) members are the resource for industry best practices, standards, information, and equipment that lifts, rotates, tilts, and otherwise positions materials.
By MMH Staff · August 16, 2017
Industry association releases annual list of members for leadership roles.
By Patrick Burnson · August 15, 2017
Amazon's play for Whole Foods is a game changer for logistics managers who are still coping with the urgency of e-commerce demands.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2017
Commerce reported a 0.6% increase from June to July at $478.9 billion and a 4.2% annual increase. The NRF reported that June retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6% from June to July, tripling June’s revised 0.2% growth rate, while July sales headed up 3.5% annually.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2017
Commerce reported a 0.6% increase from June to July at $478.9 billion and a 4.2% annual increase. The NRF reported that June retail sales, excluding automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6% from June to July, tripling June’s revised 0.2% growth rate, while July sales headed up 3.5% annually.
By LM Staff · August 15, 2017
With a 1.7-cent increase, the average price per gallon is now at $2.598 and is up 28.8 cents compared to the same week last year.
By Patrick Burnson · August 14, 2017
Port of Oakland maritime officials anticipate a five-year run of record cargo volume beginning next year. By 2022, the port expects to handle the equivalent of 2.6 million 20-foot containers (TEUs) annually.
By Jeff Berman · August 14, 2017
As it indicated in its previous report, data recently issued by San Francisco-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider Flexport in its July 2017 Market Update continues to pinpoint the pairing of rising volumes and rates with Peak Season here.
By John Schulz · August 14, 2017
Truckload executives said it was not a profitable environment in the second quarter as shippers are pressing carriers for rate reductions on contract renewals. Fuel surcharge revenue also is declining.
By MMH Staff · August 11, 2017
In the slightly modified category "Integrated Warehouse Solution," the focus is not on the vehicles but on planning and implementation expertise.
By MMH Staff · August 11, 2017
Supply chain management software provider and fleet management and supply chain solutions company partner to increase transparency and efficiency of supply chain networks.
By Jeff Berman · August 11, 2017
Keeping in line with recent sentiment, the most recent edition of the Port Tracker report issued by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates is calling for United States-bound retail container volumes to hit an all-time high in August.

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