Commentary

To drive profitability, the logistics industry must be smarter, not bigger.
Last year proved another challenging one for truckload and LTL volumes.
The sound and fury about the North American Free Trade Agreement and how it is destroying the United States is not new.
XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs not only embraces a challenge, but relishes it. 
It is clear that logisticians are increasingly hungry for granular, real-time information about their cargo, and that technology is nearing the point where it can accommodate that need on a potentially widespread scale. 
Are your owner-operators truly classified as independent contractors or actually misclassified employees, deserving of employee status, which includes wages and benefits?
Is the consignee of a prepaid shipment liable for the freight charges on a shipment when the carrier that actually hauled it is unable to collect its settlement from the carrier that basically brokered the shipment to it?
The future of freight is transparent and online, and the journey has started.
To keep warehouse workers safe and to avoid lawsuits, employers should understand and appreciate existing regulations, as well as those that will become enforceable within the next few years.
Pulling out of NAFTA could hurt many of the 14 million US workers whose jobs depend on trade with Canada and Mexico.
The Trump administration's protectionist approach to trade could have wide-ranging implications for not just Canada’s trade relationship with the United States, but Canada’s trade with other countries.
In the first few weeks of the new Trump administration, all international traders want to talk about, and with good reason, is where the new US president really stands on trade.
Shipper concerns over fewer choices and options because of the significant changes that occurred to ocean carriers during 2016 is just one issue that will be echoed throughout the 17th Annual TPM Conference, opening Feb. 26 in Long Beach. 
There is still debate headed into the 17th Annual TPM Conference this year as to the strength of the trans-Pacific market. But what seems undeniable is a growing sense that the container market has begun to recover. The new era ushered in last year could be one of higher prices.