Trucking, shipping interests attack use of data they call flawed in proposed motor carrier ratings.
Fulfilling orders from supplier warehouses are likely to shift freight patterns and increase home-delivery demand.
Despite "positive" economic indicators, freight volumes seem stuck at a "standstill."
Container lines and U.S. ports have asked the U.S. maritime regulator for permission to get together to craft a common strategy for dealing with SOLAS.
UPS partners with SAP to bring 3-D printing to more manufacturing supply chains.
Although port authorities and trucking organizations in Oakland and Los Angeles-Long Beach have been leading the way in implementing global-positioning satellite and Bluetooth technologies to increase cargo velocity, ports and truckers on the East and Gulf coasts are anxious to follow. Technology products are expected to surface at other ports in short order.
The largest trade group representing drayage companies in the Port of New York and New Jersey has created its own web-based forum to connect truckers looking to make “street turns.”
Mention Indianapolis and its famous speedway comes to mind, but so should supply chain velocity, warehousing and freight.
Warehouse capacity in the U.S. is at the tightest level "ever observed," one real estate firm says.
High levels of inventory continue to depress freight demand and help create excess truck capacity.