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  • Wanted: Congressional leadership on a long-term infrastructure bill

    A report published this week in The Hill indicated that Rep. Bud Shuster (R-PA), the outgoing House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, is working on a national infrastructure bill. This leads to one basic question, given the relatively historical glacial pace of national infrastructure plans, bills, or otherwise: does it really matter? I say that somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but, seriously, I am pretty sure we have heard it all before at this point.
  • The Case for Mobile Printing in the Warehouse

    Learn how to take advantage of mobile printers in the warehouse environment and how to choose the correct mobile printer. Download the complimentary white paper. Sato White Paper, Mobile Printing Case Study, Mobile Printers in the warehouse`
  • Port of Oakland introduces cutting-edge online gateway technology to its cargo operations

    Authorities at the Port of Oakland heralded the coming of “a one-stop, online gateway” this morning, ushering in what they believe to be the first-ever digitized operational platform. Port of Oakland,the oakland portal launches.
  • 2018 Supply Chain Top 25 Rankings released by Gartner

    Gartner, Inc.’s annual Supply Chain Executive Conference held last week in Phoenix, AZ provided the platform for the release of its Supply Chain Top 25, which identifies industry “best practices.” Rankings of the top 25 supply chain, companies with the strongest supply chain, supply chain reliability rankings, Top 25 Supply Chain Companies 2018, Gartner Supply Chain Rankings
  • ISM’s ‘special questions’ give manufacturing and non-manufacturing execs things to ponder

    In its semiannual forecasts, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) always does an excellent job of laying out its estimates in terms of what to expect for things like capital expenditures, production, prices, and utilization rates, among other metrics for the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors. One component of the report, which does not always get a ton of attention, are the “special questions” included at the end, which are always interesting and relevant while helping to provide some perspective, too. ISM Report on Manufacturing
  • DHL Global Forwarding adds air cargo capacity to serve Transpacific supply chains

    The division is responding to strong growth in demand for air cargo, chiefly for outbound services out of Asia and on the conventional transpacific route, fueled by almost all industries.
  • Controlling Shipping Costs via Multi-Modal Freight Rate Visibility

    Amber Road's eBook, Controlling Shipping Costs via Multi-Modal Freight Rate Visibility, examines how a multi-mode transportation management system provides you with an accurate overview of all shipping costs, Free Supply Chain Download, Intermodal White Paper
  • 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