Optimizing Your 3PL Plans for the Future This webcast explores the gains to be made by properly leveraging 3PLs for optimized service and demonstrates how shippers can measure ROI and plan for the future.
Shippers brace for rate increases in wake of UPS-Teamsters “handshake agreement” on deal There will be no replay of a costly and damaging strike by UPS Teamsters of 20 years ago as the world’s largest small package company and its approximately 265,000 Teamsters have reached what UPS calls a “handshake agreement” on a five-year labor deal that could pave the way for Sunday deliveries. But the costly agreement – which bumps the typical hour wage of a small package driver to just over $40 and drives the per-mile long-haul driver’s rate to 84.4 cents a mile, well above the TL industry average of 55-to-65 cents a mile – can be expected to drive up shippers’ costs.
Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach post strong June volumes but tariff concerns remain intact POLB handled 752,188 (TEU) Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units in June, which stands as the busiest volume month in its history and marks a 14.2% annual improvement. The previous best month was July 2017, which June 2018 surpassed by 4.4%. POLA handled 723,141 TEU in June, which was down 1.1% annually. But even with the decline, POLA officials said that this marks the second fiscal year period in which the port has topped the 9.1 million TEU mark, with 24 months of “record-breaking cargo movement.”