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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.
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In early October, UPS said it was in contract talks with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) on new collective bargaining agreements. And yesterday the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee met to set the bargaining agreements to “fight for the contract we deserve.” (October 19, 2017)
In this webinar our panel will discuss the new service challenges facing rail/intermodal providers and offer practical advice for how shippers can keep efficiency high and costs down. (October 19, 2017)
Coming off of last week’s Surface Transportation Board (STB) public listening session focusing on Class I rail carrier CSX’s service issues, CSX was again in the news this week with its third quarter earnings release. (October 19, 2017)
A warehouse could become your weakest link if you can’t execute with speed and accuracy. Your bottom line will be negatively impacted, so will your customer’s experience, and they are only one click away from buying from your competitors! (October 19, 2017)
Anyone involved in moving heavy or oversize loads knows that some take more effort than others. That was certainly the case with a 94,000-pound scissor-lift platform that stretches 110-feet long and spans 24 feet 6 inches – taking up two lanes of highway. (October 19, 2017)
After private spaceflight company, Blue Origin, finished assembling its first full-scale BE-4 rocket engine, it needed to be tested. That testing would be crucial to determine whether the BE-4 is ready to be used in a rocket designed to bring cargo and people into outer space. (October 19, 2017)
At the forefront of scientific ballooning research, the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, Texas called on Gwynn Logistics LLC (GWG) in Denton, Texas to coordinate the move of 30,000 pounds of scientific balloons to NASA’s Fort Sumner, New Mexico launch location. (October 19, 2017)
Both freight spend and shipment levels for the third quarter showed both quarterly and annual gains, according to data issued in the U.S. Bank Freight Payment Index, a new report form Minneapolis-based U.S. Bank. (October 19, 2017)
San Francisco-based BSR has announced that its Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) has released its Global Maritime Trade Lane Emissions Factors report. This contains data provided by more than 3,200 ships from 22 of the world’s leading ocean container carriers representing 87 percent of the global ocean container shipping industry by volume.
(October 18, 2017)
September shipments were up 4.9% annually at 976,605. While this is down compared to August’s 1,066,698, the annual improvement is ahead of August’s 2.2% annual spread. (October 18, 2017)