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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Supply chain management.
Collaboration is not just an activity, but a process, and it requires a focus on customer experience, logistics executives told the Traffic Club of Chicago at a Business Development Symposium Wednesday.

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Trucks travel on a US highway.
The changes across the US transportation landscape, from a trade war with mainland China to seemingly unstoppable e-commerce growth, require from logistics managers a drill-like precision and agility...
UPS Freight.
UPS Freight resumed pickups and began accepting freight shortly after Teamsters employees approved a second and 'last, best, final' contract proposal Sunday.
UPS.
Shippers search for alternate carriers as rank-and-file union members vote on ‘last, best’ offer from LTL carriers.
Digital bill of lading.
Efforts to digitize the bill of lading that must accompany each shipment, whether on an ocean vessel or tractor-trailer, aren’t necessarily new, but they’re gaining ground in an era of e-commerce and...
A truck being loaded in the United States.
Shippers plagued by capacity shortages need to eliminate inefficiencies and wasted time to effectively create capacity now out of reach.
A truck travels in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
At the recently completed JOC Inland Distribution Conference 2018 in Illinois, shippers and executives received a clear message concerning the economy and their shipping plan, among other insights.
A Manitoulin truck.
The addition of Express Havre St-Pierre helps 'build out' Manitoulin Transport's truckload and LTL service map in Quebec, especially in the province's rural areas, and complements its westward...
A truck travels in South Dakota, United States.
The number of for-hire US trucking employees skyrocketed in the first 10 months of 2018, fueled by freight demand, but large trucking operators are short truck drivers in a tight labor market.
Less-than-truckload (LTL) shippers must scramble to find alternatives and anticipate higher pricing, as UPS Freight stops taking freight ahead of a Teamster vote on its ‘last, best, final’ contract...
XPO Logistics.
A dynamic, demand-based pricing system similar to those used by airlines and hotels is one part of a broader plan that would affect how freight is shipped in the US LTL market.