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May 04, 2015

Shipping Conditions Fall Back into a Hole

After a brief moment of industry optimism, condiitons for shippers slipped back into the negative hole they've been in for most of the past four....More
Apr 10, 2015

Happy Days Are Here Again (for a little while, anyway)

It may be a short-lived celebration, but right now shippers are enjoying the best market conditions they've seen since 2010....More
Mar 10, 2015

Feeling (Almost) Positive about Shipper Conditions

The rapid drop in diesel prices and the reversal of some Hours of Service rules have almost restored shippers' faith in the economy....More
Jan 26, 2015

Shipping Conditions Finally Improve thanks to Cheap Fuel2

Cheaper fuel is the best thing to happen to shippers in years. But don't expect the good times to last much longer....More
Dec 09, 2014

Logistics is Downright Degrading for Shippers5

Sustained capacity tightness, coupled with announced pay increases for truck drivers, will result in the cost to ship goods remaining high....More
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Nov 06, 2014

Not Much of a Horizon on the Horizon3

Prognosis for shipping season: Capacity is still tight for trucking, and service issues are still occurring for rail....More
Nov 04, 2014

Be The Beatles for Someone3

John, Paul, George and Ringo inspired generations of people with their excellence. Of such inspiration careers are made....More
Oct 29, 2014

Cultivating Logistics Talent in the Underground2

Rogers Sporting Goods is growing its e-commerce business serving outdoor enthusiasts from cavernous spaces under Kansas City....More
Oct 23, 2014

Weather and Politics Mix in an Air Freight Situation Room

The UPS Worldport air freight hub thrives on Big Data. The bigger the better. Bring on the fire-hose....More
Oct 17, 2014

Big Data Plagued by Big Fears

The price of information technology is falling but many fear they can’t afford its cost....More
Oct 14, 2014

KISS Logistics (Keep Inventory Simple Stupid)3

Omni-channel complexity makes it hard to find simple answers. Maybe the answer lies in asking simple questions....More
Oct 08, 2014

The Worst Has Either Already Happened or is Yet to Come

One thing you can say for the excessively tight capacity situation facing shippers: It's certainly proven to be resilient....More
Oct 08, 2014

Logistics Pros Connect to Generate Competitive Power1

Leaders in the materials handling industry gathered at a luxurious San Diego resort this week to make themselves more comfortable about their future....More
Oct 01, 2014

China Gives Workers a Piece of Its Mind2

Robotics and 3-D printing are making great strides in China—but could it be at the expense of workers’ rights?....More
Sep 24, 2014

Watch for Sensor-Assisted Boomers

There are millions to be made by turning supply chains into life support systems for kids of the Greatest Generation....More
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During his career Dave Blanchard has led the editorial management of many of Penton Media’s best-known brands, including the company’s flagship title, IndustryWeek, as well as Logistics...

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