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Global freight indexes provided by the online freight marketplace Freightos are now available on Thomson Reuters flagship financial desktop product Eikon.

Free two-day event to include conference, exhibition, packaging award and live test demonstrations.

The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index dipped 2.6% to 109.2 (2015=100) from January’s 112.1, which was up 1.6% compared to December (and downwardly revised from an initial reading of 2.0%).

Entitled Parcel Metro, DHL said that this offering essentially provides what it called a virtual delivery network of local and regional delivery vendors and crowd-sourced drivers and vehicles to ensure last-mile flexibility and capacity.

The average price per gallon was down 0.04 cents to $2.972, with the average price per gallon falling a cumulative 11.4 cents going back to the week of February 5, when it was at $3.086.

If someone asked you point blank: “what is the biggest issue in freight transportation today?” there is a better than good chance that the truck driver shortage would be at the top of the list. Why wouldn’t it be either? It is a topic of daily discussion at every industry trade show and conference, while also getting a ton of attention in the form of commentary or data being issued fairly frequently. If it has not been for you, then perhaps you have going to different events.

Every year, manufacturers lose profits when they scrap materials and finished goods because of damage or obsolescence. In fact, the cost of scrap is far more than the cost of the material itself.

February shipments, at 949,198, rose 13% annually, marking the fastest rate of growth going back to February 2016, topping January’s 7.7% annual increase, which was the best annual growth rate going back to April 2017 at that point. Through the first two months of 2017, total U.S.-bound waterborne shipments are up 10.3% compared to the same period a year ago at 1,958,188.

The biggest truckload carrier in the United States is growing by 400 trucks with a tuck-in acquisition that it says will immediately add $100 million in revenue and, just as importantly, 400 drivers to its fleet operations.

FedEx has rolled out a new returns management offering that provides high-volume merchants and e-tailers with the “ability to quickly and easily improve their customer experience.” Fedex Return management, Reverse Logistics 3PL

BTS said all five major transportation modes– truck, rail, pipeline, vessel and air –moved more U.S. freight with Canada and Mexico by value in 2017 compared to 2016. And it added that total value of cross-border freight carried on all modes rose 6.6 percent from 2016 to $1.2 trillion in current dollars.

There is clear evidence that Supply Chain Execution systems are valuable in today’s complex supply chain environments.

February shipments, at 949,198, rose 13% annually, marking the fastest rate of growth going back to February 2016.

Logistics managers shipping and sourcing out of the Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach may benefit from a new partnership forged by NEXT Trucking and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.

Not enough warehouse staff? Finding it difficult to keep up with orders during peak periods?