SMC3

25 Jan 2015
With the global middle class set to grow by nearly 3 billion people by 2030, congestion threatens to choke trade and economic growth, economist Walter Kemmsies told the SMC3 2015 JumpStart conference last week.
24 Jan 2015
A dramatic drop in U.S. oil and fuel prices is proving a temporary salve for shippers pinched by rising transportation costs. The relief is only be temporary, analysts warn.
22 Jan 2015
Three straight quarters of stronger U.S.
11 Dec 2014
As large LTL carriers and international shippers begin to develop density-based pricing alternatives, the classification system still dominates LTL costing and, by extension, pricing.
01 Dec 2014
Pricing power and advances in technology are spurring innovation in LTL pricing, encouraging carriers to test out dimensional-weight pricing and other alternatives to class-based tariff rates as they seek more dynamic, flexible pricing models.
Person with snow shovel
04 Feb 2014
Widespread severe winter storms and colder than typical weather are slowing deliveries and cutting into manufacturing activity — but a thaw is coming, eventually.
31 Jan 2014
Shippers that were complacent about reports of tightening truck capacity in 2013 could be in for a shock this year, especially if weaknesses in transportation networks exposed by this winter’s severe storms are taken as a warning sign.
29 Jan 2014
Shippers and trucking companies need to clearly spell out detention policies and penalties in contracts and tariffs if they want to avoid federal regulation, a transportation attorney warns.