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No Surcharge for Holiday Packages, USPS says
With an eye on the 2023 peak shipping season, the United States Postal Service (USPS) said it would not implement any additional surcharges on holiday shipping.
Moody’s: Carbon Offsets Open Supply Chains Up to Financial, Reputational Risks
A new report from Moody's finds that companies that rely on buying carbon offsets as an emisisons-reduction strategy could face financial and reputational harm.
Shippers Focus on Yield Management as Rates Continue to Rise
With FedEx and UPS raising their rates, savvy shippers can still find rate value for 2024, but time may be running out.
ODFL, Estes Express Battling for Yellow Corp.’s Assets
The battle for the remaining assets of Yellow Corp. is heading up as Old Dominion and Estes engage in a battle for terminals.

Motor Resources

Why Do Appointment Deliveries Cost More?
In this infographic PITT OHIO reviews the breakdown of why appointment deliveries cost more.
Time Definite Deliveries Solves Limited Access Challenge
PITT OHIO delivers fast track solution to schools to help fundraising activities.

Motor News

Restarting America’s Most Essential Operating System: Unlocking Gridlock
In this first of a three-part report, Transportation Reboot describes what is changing in America and why those changes demand new transportation capacity. Future segments address the capacity increases required to meet the burgeoning freight demand, and to access the economic might of rural America.

Restarting America’s Most Essential Operating System: Connecting Communities
Rural states are essential to the nation’s success, not only to meet the needs of their own citizens, but also to maintain their part of the national network on which the U.S. economy depends. Highways across rural states also serve as a “bridge” for traffic between population centers for people and freight.

Questions & Answers with Vitran Corporation President and CEO Rick Gaetz
Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Vitran Corporation President and CEO Rick Gaetz about the North American less-than-truckload (LTL) market, Vitran’s recent divestiture of its Supply Chain Operation (SCO) 3PL subsidiary, and the freight economy, among other topics.

Top 25 Freight Forwarders Thriving in the Complexity of Global Trade
With the Eurozone in full free fall, the continent’s forwarding giants continue to dominate the global market. This disconnect can be explained, say analysts, by the fact that these leaders adhere to one fundamental business practice: building upon established worldwide networks.

Challenging Transportation Pricing Models
The cost to transport finished goods from the plant through the warehouse facilities and, finally, to the customer continues to be the largest single logistics expense.

UPS & FedEx Dominate the Parcel Market but There Are Opportunities for Regional and Niche Providers
Despite the stop and start nature of the economy, parcel market activity—on both the express and ground side—is actually flourishing. While volume growth has been slight, parcel carriers are taking this opportunity to adjust and invest in service offerings to best meet shipper needs.

Saddle Creek leverages Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to Support your Corporate Sustainability Goals
Learn how your organization can leverage CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) to support corporate sustainability goals. Saddle Creek Logistics Services' CNG fleet can have a remarkable impact on the environment.

Freight Audit & Payment Transportation Information Services
Choosing a freight audit and payment provider is a strategic decision. Although many aspects of the solution are certainly tactical and task-oriented, the ability to deliver complex solutions and powerful business intelligence is not.

The ABCs of Improving Less-than-Truckload Relations
LTL carriers are looking to squeeze profit out of better-managed margins and shippers will play a huge role in this movement. Here are four time-tested methodologies to help carriers ease shipments through their systems—and get the right rates and capacity.

CRST Service, Stability, and Solutions
Today’s challenging business environment requires a dedicated transportation services provider that can react efficiently and effectively to ever-changing demands. Without it, your organization may struggle to remain competitive.

Pacer and CRST team up for drayage service agreements
In a move designed to drive intermodal drayage efficiencies and provide incremental capacity, freight transportation and logistics services providers Pacer International Inc. and CRST International recently announced they have inked multi-modal dedicated drayage agreements.

Best Practices for Shipping Southbound into Mexico
Whether you’re shipping auto brakes, consumer appliance parts, paper or simply packaging material, there are incredible intricacies to cross-border transit – from documentation standards and customs issues, to specific requirements for certain types of shipments. To help, we’ve put together this strategy guide for making your intermodal shipments into Mexico smoother.

UPS Customer Experience Study
UPS commissioned a study by comScore polling more than 3,100 online shoppers to gain insight into the consumer online shopping experience. Unlike most customer experience surveys, the study evaluates consumer shopping habits and preferences from pre-purchase to post-delivery, including areas such as free shipping and returns.

Gilt Logistics and UPS Create an Elegant Customer Experience
Using UPS customized logistics, this e-retailer improved its bottom line and customer experience, becoming an industry leader in the process.

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New Century Transportation
As a premier top-100 LTL carrier headquartered in the northeast, we have developed an extensive network of resources, including a fleet of over 2000 units that allow us to optimize service levels and flexibility for our customers. With our Load-to-Deliver® service,…
The Center of Innovation for Logistics
The Center of Innovation for Logistics is the leading statewide resource for fueling logistics industry growth and global competitiveness. The Center provides the technical industry expertise, collaborative research, and partnerships needed to help the industry connect, compete, and grow globally.…
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