Commentary

Commentary

With economic conditions in the U.S. continuing to improve, the outlook for U.S. imports via ocean container from northern Europe remains highly favorable.
Today’s truck drivers are subject to a myriad of regulations, with every mile tracked by GPS and satellite, bound to tight schedules and routes. As a result, drivers are taking a cold, hard look at the profession and its rewards — and it isn’t pretty in many respects.
The Obama administration’s new cyber-security framework could become the new standard in guarding personal and corporate information.
Seattle port commissioners were thinking “out of the box” in picking the first CEO from the private sector in a half-century.
We recently discovered our broker had tendered a shipment to another broker, rather than to a carrier. This second broker set up the actual service. With our contract prohibiting re-brokering, our broker called it co-brokering. Can you clarify?
What does it mean if the largest container line in the world is making money while most of its peers are less profitable or struggling? Where will it lead?
Most of what I read about what 3D printing is, or of all the amazing things it is poised to accomplish, tends to reiterate how much this new technology is still in its infancy and, as such, will experience a unique set of growing pains and will require a unique supporting infrastructure.
Capt. Dick Jacobsen was a “giant” in the maritime industry, displaying leadership and influencing the industry in many positive ways.
Increasing connectivity for trucks is making possible an “Internet of Transportation Things.” What changes will that bring?
There is not enough investment in trucks to maintain a steady growth rate in step with rising demand, despite strong Class 8 truck sales this year.
During what some are calling planned protracted ILWU negotiations, shippers who fear disruption on the West Coast are making U.S. East Coast ports a priority, fearing disruptions on the West Coast. What are the short- and long-term effects of the switch?
The $75,000 bond requirement for motor carrier brokers is no better security than the old $10,000 bond mandate, a commodity trader says. So, why have this special rule?
Better operating margins are finally on the horizon for the less-than-truckload industry. LTL profitability has been dismal for years, with most large carriers reporting operating ratios above 95.
As the growth in the number of exports from Mexico to the U.S. shows no signs of slowing down, the challenges that come as a result of the trade imbalance will not go away. This cycle is not healthy for the transportation industry, and we need to find ways to encourage capacity into the market.