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April truck tonnage is solid, reports ATA
The ATA’s advanced seasonally-adjusted (SA) For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index headed up 1.1% from March to April at 112.5 (2015=100), following a 1% (revised from an original estimate of 1.1%) decline in March, which came in at 110.1. Compared to April 2017, the SA index was up 9.5%. ATA said this increase represents the largest annual increase going back to October 2017. And on a year-to-date basis through April, the SA index is up 8% annually, topping 2017’s 3.8% annual increase.
Diesel average heads up for ninth consecutive week, reports EIA
Rising 3.8 cents, the average price per gallon now stands at $3.277, topping last week’s $3.239 average as the highest weekly average since the week of December 29, 2014, when the weekly average came in at $3.213. Current Diesel Prices May 2018, Freight Fuel Prices
April freight shipments and expenditures signal positive freight environment, says Cass
March freight shipments and expenditures continued to show annual and sequential growth in May, according to the most recent edition of the Cass Freight Index Report from Cass Information Systems, which was released this week. Freight Index May 2018, Cass Freight Information
LTL pricing looks to be in line with current market conditions
Given the decent health of the economy, specifically the freight economy, it comes as no surprise to see the less-than-truckload (LTL) market having a strong 2018. Less Than Truckload Pricing Report. Old Dominion Freight Pricing
AAPA report highlights the need for increased funding to meet U.S. port’s multimodal goals
A wide-ranging report issued last week by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) provides a detailed analysis into what needs to happen in order to meet the multimodal funding needs of United States seaports. The report, entitled “The State of Freight III: Rail Access + Port Multimodal Funding Needs Report,” like its predecessors, takes a deep dive on the needs of ports to effectively move goods into and out of their facilities by land and water, according to the AAPA.
Leveling Up: Navigating the New Trucking Landscape
The goal of this whitepaper is to, not only provide a deeper understanding of the causes of the situation, but also outline ideas you can apply to your own logistics operation. C3 Solutions White Paper, Trucking Landscape White Paper
eBook: Enterprise Labeling for Dummies
Learn about the evolution of barcode labeling and the impact of labeling on a company's supply chain. Warehouse labeling solutions, labeling for inventory, free ebook download for barcoding
AAR reports annual carload and intermodal gains for week ending May 12
Carloads headed up 5.3% to 267,196 carloads, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 6.3% to 282,833.
NextGen Supply Chain: Drop-ins at MIT’s Crossroads 2018
Every conference has its nuggets. Here are some from the recent Crossroads 2018 event at MIT. Highlights range from artificial intelligence in action to autonomous vehicles and conversational commerce. As you’ll see, big name companies are taking these NextGen technologies seriously right now.
Materials Handling Innovation Matters More Than Ever
This is no longer your father’s materials handling industry. Leading suppliers are developing a culture of innovation, leading to new solutions for new challenges.