Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.
Mexico Trade Data
Mexico Trade Data
27 Jun 2014
While trucking companies have been complaining about a major imbalance between the U.S. and Mexico for months, data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics suggest just how big the imbalance might be.
24 Jan 2014
This is the first of a two-part series looking at NAFTA’s legacy, the North American supply chain and the future of cross-border trade.
12 Jan 2014
At a recent supply chain conference, Bradley S. Jacobs heard a “financially compelling” case for investing and doing business in his country from former Mexican President Felipe Calderón. “Mexico is positioning to chip into China’s status as one of our major trading partners,” said the chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics.
13 Dec 2013
In a sign of an improving economic environment and growing preference for rail to move goods between the U.S. and Mexico, U.S.-Mexico cross-border trade by rail, measured in value terms, hit an all-time high in September. It rose 16.4 percent year-over-year to $6.25 billion, according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Cross-border truck trade also climbed, rising 7.7 percent year-over-year to $27.2 billion, a record for the month.
30 Sep 2013
U.S. cross-border traffic with Mexico via truck and rail jumped 8.1 percent in July 2013, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Both imports and exports via these modes of surface transportation were up year-over-year for the first time since April.