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TMS users achieve an average freight savings of 7.5 percent thanks to increased usage of preferred carriers, better procurement negotiations, and use of lower-cost mode selections, and now the cloud is making it easier than ever for midsized businesses to reap the benefits.
Both annual and sequential gains, of varying degrees, for freight shipments and expenditures were on display in the August edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems, which was released this week. (September 19, 2017)
Seasonally-adjusted (SA) for-hire truck tonnage at 149 (2000=100) was up 7.1% over July, and the ATA’s not seasonally-adjusted (NSA) index saw a 10.5% increase from July to August, coming in at 156.4. (September 19, 2017)
FedEx Corp. has announced that it is raising shipping rates beginning Jan. 1, 2018, with the shipping company saying that FedEx Freight, Express, Ground and Home Delivery shipping rates in the U.S. will increase by an average of 4.9%, among other rates. (September 19, 2017)
When you consider that the average age of a trucker is 56, you realize it’s high time to up efforts to recruit and retain younger drivers to address the driver shortage and ensure a future for this profession. (September 19, 2017)
From outbound and inbound route planning to inventory management, and workforce optimization to home delivery planning, your planners need the full picture to make the best decisions. (September 19, 2017)
How advances in the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and predictive analytics are making the Digital Supply Chain a reality (September 19, 2017)
A recent stretch of low motor carrier driver turnover rates appears to have come to an end, according to data issued this week by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). (September 19, 2017)
The Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported earlier this week that the average price per gallon of diesel gasoline dropped 1.6 cents to $2.786 per gallon. (September 19, 2017)
Make no mistake about it, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma will touch all of us, and aside from the devastation inflicted on the hundreds of thousands of individuals and families, these hurricanes will also significantly impact corporations throughout North America. (September 19, 2017)
With the calendar getting closer to Monday, December 18, also known in trucking circles as the day that electronic logging devices (ELD) go live, it looks like things are all system go for the mandate, which has received a fair amount of attention in recent months.
(September 18, 2017)