Commentary

Commentary

To blame the entirety of the supply chain problems on “foreign” carriers is a tried-and-true tactic — and grossly unfair.
Pricing from the National Motor Freight Classification still works and with some low-cost tweaks, it can work even better.
The challenges faced by the intermodal industry stem from treating intermodal like carload and paying insufficient attention to service.
As a starting point, it might be useful to consider what we do not have enough of.
Labor powering freight transportation is in the driver's seat.
In a tight market, shippers need forwarders more than ever. How can shippers make sure they have the right partners to lean on?
There is no better source for your order volume forecast accuracy than your downstream end-user.
San Pedro is the beating heart of our nation’s transportation system. Let’s hope the close-up is favorable.
Operators have been losing money for decades. As the city tries to shift the burden of the Queen Mary to the port, can we really expect the future to be any different?
At a time of stretched global supply chains, the answer is not for Washington policymakers to dictate a “solution” that would lead to fewer chassis.
The Suez Canal disruption shows that network constraints — known or unexpected — can generate disruptions and diseconomies of scale.
The constellation of problems facing intermodal rail is daunting, but not insurmountable, given proper attention. The issues of outsourcing, rigid scheduling, and insufficient attention to service can be overcome to bring in intermodal’s bright future.
Companies offering managed transportation management services have traditionally struggled to integrate parcel and last mile service into their traditional freight offerings, but the mandate to do so is growing thanks to e-commerce demand.
The Biden administration’s first priority should be immediate action to keep supply chains stable amid COVID-19.