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Brad Jacobs Keynote TPM 2017
23 May 2017
The e-commerce boom helped balance 2016's weakened intermodal market, said XPO Logistics Chairman and CEO Brad Jacobs. In this interview, the TPM 2017 Keynote Speaker summarizes the main points of his presentation -- importance of technology and globalization of trade -- and integration future for XPO.
22 May 2017
As a brokerage, Uber Freight wants drivers with trucks, not trucks without drivers.
19 May 2017
'Driver-centric' brokerage aims to unlock small-carrier capacity for freight shippers and give truck drivers a new pipeline of freight to tap.
15 May 2017
The purchase of last-mile logistics businesses in 2016 drove Schneider revenue higher despite a soft truckload market.
11 May 2017
As more consumers order heavier goods online, XPO and other last-mile logistics providers need more space.
05 May 2017
The $14.6 billion 3PL closed $716 million in new business in the quarter, including major logistics and intermodal deals.
04 May 2017
Increases in profit, volume and revenue at XPO's LTL business underscore widening rift between LTL and truckload sector.
02 May 2017
A private investment firm gives Roadrunner a big shot of capital as it reorders its trucking and logistics businesses and finances.
26 Apr 2017
Higher freight demand fails to absorb excess truckload capacity, pushing down rates and tightening margins for largest US freight broker.
24 Apr 2017
UPS's Mark Modesti believes smaller shippers increasingly are drawing near an "inflection" point when it comes to adding technology and changing processes to control inventory. They need to get past that point to survive and grow.
19 Apr 2017
If it gets regulatory approval, a futures market for truck freight rates, based on DAT data, could help shippers mitigate pricing risks as the market gets more volatile.
18 Apr 2017
Facing tougher customer demands and more supply chain complexity, shippers increasingly want and need to collaborate with transportation partners. It doesn't happen overnight.
17 Apr 2017
XPO Logistics won victories over the Teamsters in elections at two facilities, but the union won a vote in New Jersey.
17 Apr 2017
Shippers and logistics operators at recent conferences didn't expect a massive capacity crunch to follow the rollout of an electronic logging mandate this year, but truckers warned there will be an impact.
13 Apr 2017
Knowledge is power in contract talks, shippers at the NASSTRAC conference say.
10 Apr 2017
Shippers, it is clear, want greater visibility into their supply chains.
29 Mar 2017
The largest US trucking companies now are owned by large logistics operators looking to provide end-to-end services for shippers.
27 Mar 2017
QualifiedCarriers.com data show more smaller trucking firms entering market as big carriers cut capacity.
21 Mar 2017
Shippers spent more on dedicated trucking and last-mile deliveries last year, benefiting top tier carriers. Will industrial and consumer freight follow in 2017?
16 Mar 2017
Drivers at XPO's terminal in Trenton request a union election as the company battles the union on more than one front.
07 Mar 2017
LTL-Truckload operator strives to reverse revenue decline, fix finances.
02 Mar 2017
Partnerships may herald new phase in a more mature transport technology market.
01 Mar 2017
In a speech packed with unique insights on the development of global shipping and logistics and harsh words for the Teamsters union, XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs kicked off the 17th Annual TPM Conference.
01 Mar 2017
Bradley S. Jacobs knows a thing or two about about consolidation.
27 Feb 2017
Jacobs said more ocean carrier consolidation is coming and more is needed.
27 Feb 2017
“The Teamsters are out of control.”