September intermodal volumes see gains, reports IANA Trailers saw the most significant growth, rising 6.8% to 116,653, with domestic containers seeing a 1.7% annual gain to 650,848. Total domestic equipment was up 2.4% annually to 767,501. ISO, or international containers, had the highest-volume month of all IANA metrics, rising 2.3% to 779,605.
Ignoring congestion on U.S. highways won’t make it go away Research issued by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the research arm of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) in its most recent “Cost of Congestion” analysis shows that congestion added roughly $74.5 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2016, the most recent year for which data is available.
A Supply Chain Potluck? Most executives understand a physical supply chain and realize the potential cost and time-to-market benefits of contracting with partners within this supply chain. But most executives are ill informed about the potential benefits that could be obtained by digitizing today’s complex supply chains.
On-demand delivery moving really quickly When two days is too long, on-demand networks step in to deliver orders in hours or even minutes. This is hot enough that four-year old startups are having to share the space with the likes of Target, WalMart, Home Depot and even Amazon. Ultimately, delighting customers is driving it all.
SMC3 rolls out volume LTL pricing API SMC3 explained that volume pricing rates are leveraged by shippers and 3PLs when they need a spot quote for shipments that do not fit within traditional LTL or truckload parameters.