Quarterly Transportation Market Update: Less than truckload (LTL) Market in high gear

After nearly a decade of so-so profits, the $36 billion less-than-truckload (LTL) sector of the trucking industry is poised for impressive—if not spectacular—growth in 2018. Nearly all trucking analysts agree that consistently steady industrial and retail demand, the tightening of overall trucking capacity throughout the industry, and LTL’s special operational niche all are factors in […]

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Global Logistics: Trade taking shippers for a ride

As we continue to cover in our LM pages, the cloud of uncertainly will always hang over the heads of logistics professionals tasked with navigating global trade. The ever-shifting agreements and regulations, the constant service disruptions, and the fact that your valuable freight often  moves through unfamiliar networks in remote regions are enough to test […]

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Diesel rise 4.5 cents to $3.070 per gallon, reports EIA

By LM Staff · January 30, 2018 The average price per gallon of diesel gasoline saw a 4.5 cent increase this week to $3.070 per gallon, according to the United States Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration.   This marks the third consecutive week that the diesel average has topped the $3 per gallon mark, […]

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Cold chain pharma logistics is heating up

Most of us have seen the ads, while millions are ordering fresh food delivered as ready-to-prepare ingredients to their homes—products that require control of exposure to extreme temperatures and extended last-mile transit times. This consumer-focused “cold chain”—temperature controlled supply chain—is only a recent example of a decades-long push to perfect a global system of item-level […]

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