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Diesel average sees a slight decline

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:09:50 -0400

Falling 0.4 cents, this week’s average is $3.239 per gallon. The previous two weeks saw gains of 0.7 cents and 2.0 cents, respectively.

June truckload and intermodal pricing remains strong, reports Cass and Broughton Capital

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:09:50 -0400

Trucking and intermodal pricing levels continue to reap the benefits of a very strong freight environment. That is the main takeaway from the most recent editions of the Truckload Linehaul Index and Intermodal Index from Cass Information Systems and Broughton Capital.

LTL market is solid but shippers need to watch out for freight ‘turndowns’

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:09:50 -0400

There is another challenge in the LTL sector that directly impacts LTL shippers not getting what they need from carriers, with carriers widening embargoes on shipments in certain parts of the United States.

Optimize Your Supply Chain by Integrating Labeling with SAP

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:09:50 -0400

Today’s Supply Chains are evolving and becoming more complex year after year – making your labeling processes more and more difficult

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach post strong June volumes but tariff concerns remain intact

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:09:50 -0400

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.”

Accurate Tariff Classification Helps Ensure Smooth Customs Clearance

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:09:50 -0400

Improper tariff classification is a top reason why shipments are delayed at the border and can be a red flag for CBP agents in identifying potential audit candidates.

Shippers brace for rate increases in wake of UPS-Teamsters “handshake agreement” on deal

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:09:50 -0400

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.

Pilot Freight Services announces acquisition of Manna Freight Systems

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:09:50 -0400

In an effort to expand its last-mile delivery services, Lima, Penn.-based full service 3PL and non asset-based 3PL services provider Pilot Freight Services said this week it has acquired Manna Freight Systems, a Mendota Heights, Minn.-based provider of last-mile logistics services.

Port of Oakland’s monthly volume report reflects trade war tensions

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:09:50 -0400

Oakland handled the equivalent of 87,207 20-foot import containers in June. That beat the previous monthly record of 84,835 containers set last July.

Optimizing Your 3PL Plans for the Future

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 22:09:50 -0400

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.

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