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By LM Staff · November 12, 2018
For September, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI reading was 4.58. This marks a drop-off from August’s 10.24 and July’s 14.04 (a 14-year high, as well as May and June at 11.4 and 11.18, respectively.
By Jeff Berman · November 12, 2018
A new labor agreement between UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload unit of UPS, and the Teamsters Union was reached over the weekend, with UPS Freight Teamsters members approving a new contract over the weekend.
By Jeff Berman · November 9, 2018
United States-bound imports trended down from the pre-holiday peak while still coming in at higher-than-usual levels, with retailers importing merchandise in advance of a coming tariff increase in January, according to the new edition of the Port Tracker report issued today by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and maritime consultancy Hackett Associates.
By MMH Staff · November 9, 2018
Honeywell today announced that it has completed its acquisition of warehouse automation solutions provider Transnorm.
By LM Staff · November 9, 2018
Rail carloads, at 1,338,037, rose 1%, or 12,598, annually for the month, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 1,443,914, saw a 4.2%, or 58,546 units, annual increase.
By Jeff Berman · November 8, 2018
Under the terms of this agreement, the companies said that Preferred will sell LSO’s services, including same-day, next-day, scheduled, and day-definite guaranteed deliveries up to 150 pounds.
By MMH Staff · November 8, 2018
Special 50th-anniversary observances have been held at all corporate locations and at Kinedyne’s annual sales and operations management conference held in Nashville, Tennessee.
By Jeff Berman · November 8, 2018
Earlier today, global freight and logistics services provider XPO Logistics said it has rolled out four new technology efforts that serve as the “core” of its LTL (less-than-truckload) 2.0 optimization plan.
By Patrick Burnson · November 8, 2018
Industry insider shares a few observations and insights, while providing a brief forecast for supply chain managers preparing for the year ahead.
By Alberto Oca and Michael Spinelli · November 8, 2018
New technology is ready to protect novice materials handling workers.
By Jeff Berman · November 7, 2018
Earlier this week, Chicago-based project44, a technology services provider offering standardized, secure Web service API (application programming interfaces) integrations enabling 3PLs and shippers to connect with carriers in real time, said that its advanced visibility offerings are now available within the Oracle Transportation Management Cloud and Oracle Transportation Management version 6.4.2 or higher.
By LM Staff · November 7, 2018
Falling 1.7 cents, the average price per gallon now stands at $3.338, following last weeks 2.5-cent decline and the previous week’s 1.4-cent drop.
By MMH Staff · November 6, 2018
Enabling digital transformation, connecting data and analytics to drive actionable insights and turning data into dollars
By Roberto Michel · November 6, 2018
Providers of voice solutions see potential for smart glasses as multi-modal devices that can support a combination of voice, vision and scanning. Here’s how smart glasses can be used in DCs as well as where augmented reality technology is headed.
By Jacob Stewart, Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. · November 6, 2018
The Toyota 360 Support promise isn’t just an aftermarket tool for purchase. It’s our promise to integrate with your problems and to help you find material handling solutions wherever possible.

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