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By Jeff Berman · October 26, 2015
The Memphis-based transportation and logistics bellwether said that it is predicting it will move 317 million shipments between Black Friday and Christmas, which, if that number is reached, will stand as a new company record and be up 12.4 percent annually compared to 2014 holiday season volumes.
By Jeff Berman · October 26, 2015
Coming off of August, which saw both sequential and annual gains ahead of July, September shipments faltered, with total shipments at 913,757 down 8 percent compared to August and down 4 percent annually.
By Jeff Berman · October 26, 2015
Coming off of August, which saw both sequential and annual gains ahead of July, September shipments faltered, with total shipments at 913,757 down 8 percent compared to August and down 4 percent annually.
By Josh Bond · October 23, 2015
Comprehensive survey illustrates trends in utilization of lean programs and pay rates for lean champions.
By Jeff Berman · October 23, 2015
By a whopping 2,252-to-8 margin, UPS pilots voted to authorize a strike against their employer, UPS, the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the trade union representing UPS pilots, said today.
By LM Staff · October 23, 2015
The United States House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee yesterday unanimously signed off on the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015. The proposed six-year, $325 billion surface transportation authorization was introduced by the T&I Committee late last week.
By LM Staff · October 23, 2015
Carloads were down 5.9 percent annually at 279,547 and were below the week ending October 10 at 281,073 and the week ending October 3 at 290,725.
By Jeff Berman · October 22, 2015
Earlier this week, FedEx union pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) signed a new contract with FedEx management, which takes effect in November and becomes amendable in 2021. As for its chief competitor, UPS, though, things are not as harmonious, with the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the trade union representing UPS pilots recently saying leadership called on its 2,528 members to authorize a pilot strike against UPS.
By Patrick Burnson · October 22, 2015
Late last week in Berlin, the leaders of the G7 issued a ministerial declaration outlining specific actions to promote worker rights and improve working conditions and environmental protections in global supply chains.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2015
Tempered outlook reflects concerns over impact of China slowdown and strong dollar, according to PwC’s Q3 2015 Manufacturing Barometer.
By MMH Staff · October 21, 2015
New digital community is designed to support collaboration and sharing for people involved with all aspects of the supply chain.
By Jeff Berman · October 21, 2015
The December 31, 2015 Congressionally-mandated deadline for Positive Train Control (PTC) systems to be implemented on United States railways gets closer every day, but that does not mean the deadline will be met. In fact, it is quite the opposite, with both the Association of American Railroads (AAR) and various railroads and industry observers saying it most definitely will not be met.
By Jeff Berman · October 21, 2015
Following news earlier this month that the planned $4.8 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, by FedEx may be showing signs of coming closer to fruition, with TNT’s shareholders formally giving their blessing on the proposed deal, the deal’s prospects improved further yesterday.
<p>TICO president Akira Onishi, TIEM president and CEO Takafumi “Alex” Zensho, and Indiana Governor Mike Pence.</p> By Josh Bond · October 20, 2015
A rare plant shutdown sent more than 1,000 employees into the sun for live music, a pig roast and photo opportunities with the facility's 500,000th lift truck.
By Jeff Berman · October 20, 2015
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage in September at 135.1 (2000=100) was 0.7 percent of August’s 134.1, and was 0.7 percent below the all-time high of 135.8 recorded in January 2015.

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