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By MMH Staff · August 18, 2016
Food and consumer goods industries ordered 41% more robots than the same period in 2015.
By Jeff Berman · August 18, 2016
Asset-light transportation and logistics services provider Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc. (RRTSA) recently announced service changes for how it handles less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments in Canada.
By Jeff Berman · August 18, 2016
Roughly two weeks after announcing record-breaking second quarter earnings results, freight transportation and logistics services provider XPO Logistics said yesterday it has taken significant steps to reduce its debt load, with the pricing of a $1.,642 billion refinancing of its existing term loan agreement.
By Patrick Burnson · August 18, 2016
The ambitious goal to end the imposition of container shipping surcharges within five years has been adopted by the GSF at its Annual Meeting in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
By MMH Staff · August 17, 2016
Growth driven by the need for innovative packaging in warehouses for storing, handling, and distribution.
By MMH Staff · August 17, 2016
Study forecasts 15% CAGR through 2020.
By MMH Staff · August 17, 2016
Acquisition of store systems provider follows acquisitions of supply chain network and demand management companies.
By Jeff Berman · August 16, 2016
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced their jointly finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that will augment fuel efficiency and reduce carbon pollution.
By LM Staff · August 16, 2016
The most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report issued this week by Cass Information Systems showed annual declines in July for freight shipments and expenditures, with flattish annual spreads.
By LM Staff · August 16, 2016
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon for diesel gasoline saw decline for the seventh straight week, falling 0.6 cents to $2.310 per gallon.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2016
LM caught up with Dicom Transportation Group CEO Scott Dobak on various industry trends like freight volumes, inventory levels, and Peak Season.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2016
Retail sales numbers for the month of July issued late last week by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) were largely in line with those for the month of June.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2016
Total July POLA volume at 687,891 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) was down 1.61 percent annually and ahead of June’s 676,006 TEU. July volumes at POLB saw a 7.7 percent annual decline at 637,091 TEU, which was ahead of May’s 603,339 TEU.
By LM Staff · August 12, 2016
UPS Worldwide Freight Express is now offered in 66 origin and 64 destination countries and territories.
By LM Staff · August 12, 2016
The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that its Freight Transportation Services Index (TSI) increased 0.6 percent from May to June for its third consecutive increase.

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