Logistics
Business, Logistics

Total US Logistics Spend Dipped in 2016, Says CSCMP

CSCMP panel Laurie Wiegler/Transport Topics

WASHINGTON — Anemic shipping volumes combined with weak pricing for transportation carriers in 2016 to push down total U.S. business spending on logistics, both in dollars and as a percentage of gross domestic product.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 20, 2017
Business, Logistics

FedEx Profits Rise 65%

FedEx Truck Vincent Desjardins/Flickr

FedEx Corp. reported profits grew year-over-year, increasing 65% over the last 12 months and easily beating the Bloomberg News consensus forecast on both an annual and quarterly basis.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 20, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Illinois County Hires Former State DOT Secretary to Push Freight Plan

Former Illinois Department of Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider was unanimously hired by the Will County board June 16 to implement the Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan that she helped create after amending her proposed contract.

Susan DeMar Lafferty | The Daily Southtown (Tinley Park, Ill.)
June 20, 2017
Business, Logistics

Truck Tonnage Rises in May

Highway Jeff Kraus/Flickr

Truck tonnage rose 4.8% year-over-year in May, according to the monthly American Trucking Associations Tonnage Index, the largest gain since November 2016, echoing sentiments from analysts and trucking executives that the freight market has tightened in recent weeks as people spend more time outdoors.

Transport Topics
June 20, 2017
Government, Logistics

Illinois Inland Port Study Delayed by State Funding Holdup

DECATUR, Ill. — More than three years after state grants were authorized to help develop the Midwest Inland Port, the city of Decatur, Ill., is still waiting.

Allison Petty | Herald & Review (Decatur, Ill.)
June 20, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Online Sales Surge Benefits Truck Freight, Experts Say

Ken James/Bloomberg News

While it’s no secret that more and more people are shopping online, less obvious is understanding consumers’ buying habits and patterns — which has great relevance for the trucking industry.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Business, Logistics

Truck Turn Times Lengthen in May at Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

The amount of time it took the average truck driver to do business at the two largest North America ports rose six minutes year-over-year in May due to backups at Total Terminals International, according to data from the Harbor Trucking Association.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics

Rep. DeFazio Aims to Block Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

DeFazio Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio is never far from home. His small office at the Rayburn House Office Building is a bona fide southwest Oregon visitor center. Visitors are greeted by posters of college football matchups featuring Oregon schools, photos of the Pacific coast and majestic mountains and a cute little beaver reminiscent of a Gund stuffed animal by the front desk.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

US Seeks NAFTA Changes

The Trump administration is moving to renegotiate terms of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, and a request from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative for comments on how to proceed has drawn a plea from the trucking industry to reshape, but not scuttle the landmark trade deal.

Daniel P. Bearth | Staff Writer
June 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

Online Sales Surge Benefits Truck Freight, Experts Say

Ken James/Bloomberg News

While it’s no secret that more and more people are shopping online, less obvious is understanding consumers’ buying habits and patterns — which has great relevance for the trucking industry.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

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