Rates

By Peter Moore · August 3, 2017
This new generation of buyers and analysts will have more visibility into not only their own order status, but also to a rapidly evolving marketplace and the forces that are making an impact on costs and services globally.
By John Schulz · July 3, 2017
Effective Aug. 1, it’s going to be more expensive to ship air on ABF Freight System and other units of ArcBest Corp. The parent of the nation’s seventh-largest LTL carrier is joining most of the rest of the major players in the $36 billion LTL sector by introducing what it calls “space based pricing” – what most of the rest of the industry calls “dimensional” or “dim-weight” pricing.
By Jeff Berman · June 7, 2017
This offering represents a further extension of the company’s objective to further automate the lifecycle of shipments and provide automation visibility.
By Mike Levans · January 10, 2017
Following LM tradition, we start off the New Year with our annual “Rate Outlook” cover story and subsequent Webcast
By Patrick Burnson · January 9, 2017
Trade and transport analysts see a turnaround in last year’s negative market outlook, but as global GDP continues to gradually strengthen, carriers in all modes will be challenged to manage capacity while maintaining service levels. Furthermore, sudden shifts in trade policies and agreements may also have an impact on rates.
By John Schulz · September 6, 2016
The brief period of bargain truckload rates that shippers enjoyed earlier this year is ending as carriers have reduced capacity to adapt to the slight drop in freight demand in 2016’s first half, says Werner's top executive.
By LM Staff · July 8, 2016
Pricing across the transportation modes, Trucking Pricing, Truckload Pricing, Air Freight Pricing, Air Cargo Pricing, Ocean Cargo Pricing, Ocean Freight Rates, Rail Freight Rates, Inter modal Pricing.
By Patrick Burnson · March 7, 2016
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in January showing a rise in freight ton kilometers (FTK) of 2.7% compared to January 2015.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2015
Satish Jindel, president of Pittsburgh-based SJ Consulting, says that one way for LTL carriers to improve both their bottom lines and overall productivity is to get a better grasp on the cost of handling a shipment and the pricing they have for it.
By Patrick Burnson · February 10, 2015
I recently had the pleasure of participating in Logistics Management’s 2015 Rate Outlook webcast. During the 45 minute discussion our panel of top economic and transportation market analysts examined the current state of transportation rate structures, and where we are likely to see them head in 2015.
By Patrick Burnson · February 3, 2015
Judging by the follow-up questions we received, we’ve hit only the tip of the ice berg. John Larkin of Stifel Nicolaus answers attendees questions relating to the Truckload and Less-Than-Truckload sector.
By Patrick Burnson · January 19, 2015
The latest data shows that the aggregate on-time performance for the Asia-Europe, trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades dropped to 58 percent in December, down from 62 percent in November and 64 percent in October, according to Drewry Supply Chain Advisors.
By Mike Regan · June 13, 2014
Today, transportation and logistics professionals are being forced to deal with the “Shipper Paradox.” That’s what happens when your senior executives expect you to deliver transportation cost savings, but your carriers are demanding higher rates. Adding fuel to the fire is a transportation environment where capacity is tight and getting tighter, and your job instantly becomes even more difficult.
By Jeff Berman · May 8, 2014
Following signs that freight transportation market conditions may be on the mend after a difficult winter, the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems Inc. helped to confirm that trend with a strong overall performance in April.
By Jeff Berman · March 31, 2014
A recent survey from Transport Capital Partners (TCP) explained the current state of various motor carrier market fundamentals in terms of volume and rates, to give shippers an up-to-date snapshot on things as the calendar turns to April.

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