Rapid advances in technology, coupled with e-commerce expansion, will magnify pressure on shippers, logistics companies to deliver for customers.
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Largest US logistics provider to scrutinize vessel-sharing agreements, urges more "resilient" supply chain strategies.
E-commerce and the need for density in trade lanes is pushing expansion of the global network of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, the largest US logistics operator.
Web-based technology that will help shippers get a clearer view of freight as it moves through less-than-truckload pipelines is being added to the SMC3 Platform.
The US Department of Transportation laid down guidelines this week for manufacturers of automated vehicles that provide a clearer path forward for autonomous trucks.
TNT's European road network, and its ability to handle profitable palletized freight, will be important to FedEx as it integrates global express operations.
FedEx raised revenue, profit in its first quarter as owner of TNT Express, despite integration costs following acquisition.
Seasonal adjustments may account, in part, for an unusually strong gain in truck tonnage in "difficult-to-read" August.
EZE Truck Holdings, which has grown through mergers and acquisitions since 2009, is combining with Farran International.
Truckload linehaul costs and intermodal pricing both drop year-over-year, leading Avondale Partners to lower its truckload rate forecast.
"Augmented reality" technology that blends the actual and the virtual is finding real-world uses beyond gaming, and the supply chain could benefit.
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