The Benefits of Shared Transportation & Supply Chain Networks
In this new digital issue, the editors of Logistics Management have gathered four feature articles designed to help mangers break away from traditional, “transactional” relationships and move toward integrated provider partnerships for freight transportation.
Transportation in the NewsDOT mulling HOS changes, split-sleep exemption alterations Digital Container Shipping Association is launched this month Port of Oakland joins other California ports with positive first quarter AAR reports annual declines for U.S. rail carload and intermodal units for week ending April 6 YRC Teamsters unanimously vote to endorse the tentative National Master Freight Agreement. More Transportation News
As savvy logistics management professionals are painfully aware, the freight transportation market is currently walking a tightrope.
For most of the past year, we’ve witnessed a brief lull in the ever-rising logistics costs due to the confluence of one-time factors, including bloated inventories, a strong U.S. dollar hampering exports, and a sudden surge in extra truckload capacity. And while many Logistics Management readers have enjoyed this “shippers market,” all reports indicate that this is about to change—and quickly.
In fact, most freight transportation analysts agree that we are about to enter a period of transition that will trigger many of the long-lingering concerns that will indeed tighten capacity and push rates higher.
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