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Even with great compensation, stability and a path for growth for years to come, job-seekers are turning to ridesharing and other positions over truck driving causing a huge driver shortage in the supply chain industry.

Earlier today, global transportation and logistics bellwether UPS rolled out global expansion plans for of UPS My Choice offering.

A record-breaking peak season continues at the Port of Oakland. The port said today that last month was the busiest September for import cargo in its 91-year history. That followed another all-time record in August.

Carloads, at 1,066,826, rose 2.6%, or 26,826 carloads annually. Intermodal containers and trailers increased 6.2%, or 65,801 units, to 1,127,385 in September on an annual basis.

Volumes are strong and steady, service is improving, yet our panel of the nation’s foremost rail experts says that there’s still plenty of work to be done on the nation’s rails to help shippers fill what’s now a massive capacity need.

Landstar System, Inc., announced the winner of its Landstar Deliver to Win Truck Giveaway, the second truck given away in 2018.

It’s a trucker’s market right now, and as freight continues to move into the boardroom at a rapid pace, more shippers are turning to transportation management services to help them navigate challenges, save money and improve overall supply chain visibility.

A pilot program that would allow teenagers to drive an 80,000-pound truck in interstate commerce is one of the worst ideas to solve the driver shortage, a top trucking executive with six decades experience in the industry says.

Trucking executives report they are rejecting record amounts of freight in this current booming peak freight season.Carrier executives say it’s about time rates were rising. It’s been over a decade, veteran truckers say, since profit margins were much above pennies on the dollar, they say.

The intersection of supply chain technology, changing online consumer spending habits, data management, delivery preferences, and other factors are all serving as game changers in how 3PLs are continually striving to better serve shippers. That is a key takeaway from the 2019 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study, which was released today by Infosys Consulting, Penn State University, Penske Logistics, and Korn Ferry at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Edge conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Global Shippers Forum has reacted with a loud objection to proposed surcharges for ocean cargo shipping

Rail carloads, at 272,615, were up 4.9%, and intermodal containers and trailers, at 294,463, headed up 5.7%.

While market conditions for shippers remain challenging, they appear to be not as dire, or “less worse” than earlier in the year, according to the most recent edition of the Shippers Conditions Index (SCI) issued this week by freight transportation consultancy FTR.

Seattle-based Convoy, a digital freight technology-enabled network, recently announced it secured $185 million in Series C funding.

For July, the most recent month for which data is available, the TCI hit 14.04, topping May and June at 11.4 and 11.18, respectively.




3Gtms

3Gtms is the fastest growing, Tier-1 transportation management system (TMS) provider. It is dedicated to helping shippers and logistics service providers gain… more

Cerasis

Founded in 1997, Cerasis is a top North American third party logistics company offering logistics solutions… more

CSX

CSX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation’s leading transportation suppliers. The company’s rail… more

Kuebix

Kuebix provides a transportation management system (TMS) built on the latest cloud technology that is changing how companies purchase and manage freight. The… more

Landstar

Landstar’s network of independent agents and transportation capacity providers offers greater flexibility and a local presence that has a global reach. The… more


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