William B. Cassidy

Senior editor William B. Cassidy covers trucking for The Journal of Commerce. He is based in Washington, D.C.

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Rapid advances in technology, coupled with e-commerce expansion, will magnify pressure on shippers, logistics companies to deliver for customers.

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The failure of Hanjin Shipping is just the latest example of the importance of supply chain durability and versatility.
Largest US logistics provider to scrutinize vessel-sharing agreements, urges more "resilient" supply chain strategies.
The acquisition of APC Logistics means C.H. Robinson will be moving more freight though ports in Oceania, such as Napier, New Zealand, pictured.
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.
Application program interfaces allow software to aggregate and track myriad and diverse data points, which in supply chains allows for greater supply chain visibility and control.
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.
Pokémon Go, pictured, may have introduced the world to augmented reality, or the imposition of digital renderings and information upon live video images, but the wider adoption of the technology by industry is where it will have the biggest impact.
"Augmented reality" technology that blends the actual and the virtual is finding real-world uses beyond gaming, and the supply chain could benefit.